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Thrive supports the design and delivery of projects that can enhance our environment and improve our health and wellbeing.

We have created a toolkit of design drivers to ensure that ethical, environmental and healthy principles are embedded in our schemes and procurement processes.

We want to take responsibility for our actions and demonstrate that there are solutions to the climate emergency that can enable us to thrive.


Enhancing our Environment

The dedicated Chetwoods Thrive team are environmentalists first, architects and designers second.  They are naturally compelled to search for the best solutions to protect the eco-systems on which we all rely.  This knowledge is shared internally within the practice through design reviews, and externally at talks and seminars.

Whilst a client can always expect environmental design will be an integral part of the projects Chetwoods design and deliver, the Thrive team can also be employed directly to assist at project meetings to help you to deliver the most environmentally friendly building projects possible: Buildings that not only have neutral impact on the environment (ie Net Zero Carbon) but enhance it, giving back more than what has been taken away.

Improving our Health

At Chetwoods we have long understood the correlation of the design of spaces and the physical and mental health and wellbeing of occupants.  Our Thrive Director was one of the first architects in the UK to be a qualified WELL Accredited Professional (AP).

The Thrive team are ensuring that we incorporate the architectural WELL Building Standard principles in all of our projects, and can be appointed directly to enable a WELL building certification.

Beyond Buildings

By utilising the holistic mindset and tools we have developed, we can identify the unnecessary and make processes and design clever, saving time and money and reducing negative impacts on people and the planet.

We regard this as a new form of project management, which is required in order to deliver against the UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, and can be applied in all facets of life, not just buildings.

We are applying this approach to assess the value chains of projects and businesses in alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals, and to formulate route maps for our clients, to make sustainability simple.

We are working with clients to put together their Environmental Social Governance (ESG) policies.  We are applying our experience and expertise to their events, business activities, products and buildings.



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