NABERS UK and Design for Performance

The performance gap between design energy consumption and actual energy use has been widely publicised. Cundall is a Pioneer Delivery Partner for the Building Better Partnership’s NABERS UK and Design for Performance initiative, launched to bridge this gap. Drawing on our extensive experience in designing and delivering NABERS rated buildings in Australia, Cundall are experts in each stage of the Design for Performance and NABERS UK rating process. 

Ventilation design and operation post Covid-19

Peter Stocks, Partner at Cundall and part of BCO Technical Affairs Committee (TAC), has been heavily involved in the creation of this document providing an insight into the important role played by ventilation in offices in contributing to the health and wellbeing of occupants.

Economic benefits of the reallocation of space

Ryder's Cathy Russell, and Cundall's Neil McAlpine and Graeme Low, discuss urban design and transportation working together to save the high street.

Walking Tall; The viability of tall buildings in Birmingham

Cundall is a co-author of the ‘Viability Analysis – Tall Residential Development in Birmingham’ guidance document having provided the engineering design content alongside Core Five, Glenn Howells Architects, Knight Frank and Turley.

Building Climate Resilience in the Built Environment Report

For our industry to design buildings that are resilient to the impacts of climate change, as designers we must be provided with robust, evidence-based design data to allow us to effectively quantify the climate risks facing our designs in the future.  

Cundall Materiality Review

Business as usual is no longer enough so in 2017 we embarked on a journey to create a new sustainability roadmap to increase our commitment to positive change.

Paper on climate risk by Ding Li published in ‘Britain in Hong Kong’ magazine

Ding Li, Senior Sustainability Consultant, takes the initiatives to look at the risks and opportunities and offer her top tips for businesses to stay one step ahead of climate risk in her paper titled ‘Preparing for Change’. In November, her article ‘Preparing for Change’, which outlines how the outcomes from COP23 will have long-term implications for Asian businesses, has been published in ‘Britain in Hong Kong' magazine.

IEQube Case study by Edwin Wealend

As consulting engineers, we spend the clear majority of our time designing systems, spaces, and buildings with little in the way of feedback as to the success or failure of our designs. 

Analysis of the Benefits of Indirect Air Optimisation in East Asia, South East Asia and Australia

The increasing power consumption of data centres in today’s market is well documented. This report focuses on the operational energy and water cost impacts of the Indirect Air Optimisation (IAO) systems in comparison to various other cooling options within East Asia, South East Asia and Australia. 

Stadium & Sporting Venues - Go Digital


Information technology (IT) and audio-visual (AV) systems are critical to delivering and engaging supporter experience. 


Developing Sloping Landfill Sites Paper by Dr Yalcin Irfan and Dr Jing-Rui Peng

"Geotechnical Investigation and Design Aspects of Developing Sloping Landfill Sites"

Cultivation, not Ventilation Case Study by David Brownstein

Engineers face a huge challenge – we must continue to design buildings that support the health and wellbeing of those who occupy them whilst dramatically reducing the energy that they use to do it.

Workspace optimisation using IP network data mining

The proliferation of mobile computing devices including laptops, tablets and smart-phones creates the possibility of mobility but these need high-density Wi-Fi to support significant numbers of workers.

Zero carbon for new non-domestic buildings

Cundall’s response to this government consultation paper, which closed on 26 February, is available to download. Cundall supports the move towards zero carbon and has made suggestions on how this can be practically and economically achieved.

Energy & Environmental Policy: Strategy & Action Paper

Organisations with building portfolios need to reduce their carbon footprint and manage their environmental impacts, but may not know the best place to start. Cundall has developed a process to demystify sustainability, breaking it down into a series of simple steps tailored to your needs. We use a variety of tools, developed over many years of designing and improving the performance of buildings, to deliver practical, measurable outcomes. For further information please download the Energy & Environmental Policy Strategy & Action Paper.

Fire and Timber Frame: The Facts

It is a reasonable assumption that buildings made from timber have a greater propensity for destruction by fire than those of ‘traditional’ masonry construction. The much-publicised fires in partially completed timber-framed apartment blocks seemingly confirms this assumption. However, this need not be the case and is heavily dependent on the stage of construction. For further information on this subject please download our information paper Fire and Timber Frame – The Facts.

Part L 2010: Rethinking Building Design

Part L 2010 came into force in October 2010 and will apply to most new developments that have not had a substantial start on site prior to that date. The formal changes to Part L was released in April 2010. The information in the attached document details the proposals identified in the consultation document.

Data Centre Dynamics 2011

This page contains presentation and information paper downloads following Cundall’s involvement in the Data Centre Dynamics event on 30th November to the 1st December.

Use Classes Order in England and Scotland

Cundall’s Planning Team are pleased to share with you their update to the Use Classes Order in England.  This shows the opportunities for changes between different use classes and where you will need planning permission. 

Corenet Global Summit 2013 Shanghai workshop results

Simon Wild, Cundall’s CEO, ran a workshop at Corenet Global Summit 2013 in Shanghai that asked over 40 attendees what they thought the drivers would be for a sustainable workplace in the 2020s. Although ran in Shanghai, the attendees had a wide geographically spread with representatives from India, China, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, UK and the US.  The results are available here..

The Community Infrastructure Levy 2012 Update


The Community Infrastructure Levy is a new charge which local authorities in England and Wales will be empowered to charge on most types of new development. The government set out proposals to reform the Community Infrastructure Levy in the Localism Bill, which received Royal Assent in November 2011 becoming the Localism Act.


Data Centres: The next green generation

Cundall has recently featured in the October 2012 issue of BusinessTechnology, distributed with The Sunday Telegraph.

Short of Space for School Places? Let us help you find them…

In April 2009 London Councils published the ‘do the maths’ document in which they asked the question; is the shortfall in school places ‘an educational time bomb?’. The document outlined that the answer was indisputably, yes.

New Planning Era - National Planning Policy Framework

The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) has been published as part of the Government’s plans to reform and simplify the planning system and promote sustainable growth. This has condensed over 1000 pages of policy documents into just 47 pages, excluding annexes, and has undergone a significant revision from the draft version that was first published in July 2011.

EFA Baseline Designs Explained....

Cundall have recently delivered a series of seminars to demonstrate our involvement for the Education Funding Agency's baseline designs.


Our people sit at the very heart of what we do at Cundall. Our mission is to provide great opportunities for great people, create fantastic built environments and leave a positive legacy for our communities.

It is the knowledge and expertise of our people which helps us to do this; our commitment to recruiting and nurturing great talent is what has made us successful for the last 40 years and it remains critical to our future plans.

At Cundall, we place special importance on our early careers professionals (graduates, apprentices, interns and more), understanding that they are the future of our business and the key to our long-term, sustainable growth. 

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Our team of creative engineers draw on our accumulated knowledge to devise the best possible solutions for your project in a fully integrated and cost-effective way.

About us

Established in the UK 40 years ago, Cundall has developed into an international multi-disciplinary consultancy operating from over 20 locations across the globe.