Social Value

It’s at the heart of everything we do and believe.

Social Value is central to our project work, initiatives, events and partnerships. And driving it forward are our people, all passionate and empowered to inspire positive change.

But there’s always room for improvement. That’s why we’re now on a journey to formalise how we achieve social value in the hope that we’ll generate even better outcomes.

Guided by our Social Value Task Group, we’re focusing on six goals across the themes of Better Places, Empowering People and Resilient Partnerships.

Better Places:

Environment:  A low carbon, low waste future

Social: Healthier, safer and more resilient places

Empowering People:

Skills:  Improved skills and personal development

Employment: Supporting and developing positive employment outcomes

Resilient Partnerships:

Supply chains:  Ethical sourcing and investment

Growth:  Promoting an excellent local and regional ecosystem of businesses, organisations and VCSEs

Download our emerging Social Value Policy for more information

Our journey so far…

B Corp

We are the first AJ100 practice to become a Certified B Corporation®


We are committed to sustainability and responding to environmental issues across all aspects of our work.

Inclusion & Diversity

Our continuing journey to becoming a more inclusive organisation.


No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.


Take a look at our helpful guides and magazines. They’re free to download. Because sharing is caring (and in our book, good business).

A pocket guide to social value

We’re empowering designers with the knowledge and skills needed to embed social value into the everyday.

A pocket guide to social value

Creating places that people love

Consultants provide design expertise. But local communities are the experts of a place. How do we generate better outcomes together? Our Pocket Guide to Engagement is here to help.

The Place pocket guide to engagement


A collection of interviews with the people that use our projects everyday.

Inhabitant: Issue 01

Positive Impact Report 2021-22

We are all about creating long–term positive impact for our clients and the communities we help shape.

Positive Impact Report 2021-22

News and projects

Meet our Social Value team