Our design principles embody a human-centred and highly sustainable ethos to what must be high performance buildings with cost-effective maintenance designed in from the outset. 

Sustainable operations

Rail is increasingly centre-stage as countries attempt to achieve net zero emission economies. This means rail architecture that is prudent in its use of resources, energy efficient in operation and broad in its use of circular economy principles. It also means designs that are good neighbours to their surroundings. Our station and depot designs for HS2 are driven by this idea, prioritising natural ventilation and daylight, harvesting rainwater, and using solar energy to power key services.