Sustainable design

Our clients have said that Cundall take a refreshingly positive approach to engineering design. We do this because we are positioned at the forefront of developments in sustainability in the built environment. We foster collaboration and creativity as we are driven by the consideration of people first. We use our ideas and in-house research to prove by example that 'being sustainable' and commercial pragmatism can happily co-exist.


We provide a full range of sustainable design services for the built environment with particular expertise in carbon reduction, improving the quality of indoor environments, water conservation and sustainable materials.

We tailor our service to suit your aspirations – such as cost-effective compliance, using the latest energy and environmental legislation, achieving a specific sustainability objective, or even delivering a zero carbon, zero waste, zero water building.

We make it our business to understand in detail how resources are used in real buildings, and we use this expertise to turn design intent (virtual) into actual performance (reality). Our specialist sustainability service consultancy turns corporate aspirations into reality – offering masterplanning; detailed realistic building simulation and analysis; as well as performance improvements for existing buildings.

Our aim as sustainable designers is to incorporate practical, functional and easy to maintain designs, in an integrated manner to achieve the project vision. There are key areas of focus needed in order to have a successful project design. These may include:

  • Integrated building design management
  • Life cycle cost and embodied impact assessment
  • Functionality (user focussed) in order for it to be easily managed and maintained
  • Supply chain assessment is vital to ensure responsible sourcing is achieved whilst also reducing embodied carbon
  • Low or no potable water design
  • Construction waste is one if the biggest global issues – focussing the design team to understand their impact on construction waste is vital from the outset for a project to successfully design out waste
  • Health and wellbeing of the occupants
  • Social value created to surrounding community

Our environmental leadership has been recognised through various awards, including winning awards for “Practising what we preach”.

For further information on these services please contact:

UK/Europe: Alan Fogarty
Australia: Caimin McCabe
Asia: Joanthan Yau
MENA: Richard Stratton

 - Sustainability rating tools

One Planet Living services

Bespoke sustainability frameworks

Services for planning

- Carbon cycle analysis

Green and healthy materials advice

Indoor environment quality

- Low energy design

- Water conservation

- Flood Risk and SUDs

- Sustainable transport

Waste management

- Sustainable masterplanning

- Circular economy

Cundall sustainability

Cundall gets Gold with UK-GBC membership

Cundall has demonstrated its continued commitment to a sustainable built environment by upgrading its membership with the UK Green Buiding Council (UK-GBC) to Gold Leaf.

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Clean Up Australia 2016 Sydney

Cundall wins Australian round of WGBC Asia Pacific Awards

Cundall is the Australian nomination for the “Business Leadership in Sustainability” at the World Green Building Council (WGBC) Asia Pacific Awards.

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Our London office becomes first project in Europe to achieve WELL Certification

Our new London office at One Carter Lane is the first building in Europe to achieve WELL Certification through the WELL Building Standard™ (WELL).

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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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Cundall's expertise extends to all major markets, so we have a deep understanding of the specific issues, constraints and opportunities facing our clients' market sectors.

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.