Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)

We are a RIBA Chartered Practice. This is a specialist category within the institution and requires us to comply with strict criteria that gives our clients a mark of quality, allowing them to expect a certain level of excellence in design and service. (Click here for our certificate).

RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge

We signed the RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge. The RIBA has developed the 2030 Climate Challenge to help architects meet net zero (or better) whole life carbon for new and retrofitted buildings by 2030. It sets a series of targets for RIBA Chartered Practices to adopt to reduce operational energy, embodied carbon, and potable water.
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Academy of Urbanism

Our Managing Director, Alan Francis, has been an academician since 2009.

Design Commission for Wales (DCFW)

Managing Director Alan Francis was Chairman of the Commission for 11 Years from 2006 until 2017. He was also a commissioner and co-chair of the Commissioner’s design review panel (appointed 2003). The Welsh Government established DCFW in 2002 to champion excellence in design.

Director Toby Adam and Associate Chris Jefford are design review panel members at the Commission.


We are Gold level certified with ConstructionLine (click here for our certificate). ConstructionLine conduct validation checks that they know are of interest to buyers, using an enhanced prequalification questionnaire that goes beyond PAS91. They assess a company’s credentials for environmental and quality management, equal opportunities, modern slavery, and anti-bribery and corruption policies. Some of these policies form part of the Cabinet Office Selection Questionnaire (SQ), which the public sector should comply with.

As well as enhanced pre-qualification, all Gold members are assessed for SSIP. The Acclaim team assesses and awards ‘Deemed to Satisfy’ SSIP certificates for health and safety – something that all construction buyers look for in supplier selection. (click here for our certificate).