We are Envision
The world faces huge climate and resource challenges. The built environment accounts for roughly 40% of man-made global emissions and our industry is beginning to face up to this challenge. We are part of the solution.
Letter from the founder
The first decade of Envision has been absolutely fantastic. It had always been a personal ambition of mine to run a business, however I didn’t realise what this truly meant. Lots of hard work. Laptops on beaches, late nights, and plenty of failure. But thanks to the dedication of a fantastic team, we are stronger than ever.
The company grew from humble beginnings in a flat above a charity shop. Envision got its name from an architectural textbook. I was flicking through this book and landed on Envision – ‘To imagine as a future possibility’. That is what we want to do: we help our clients and collaborators imagine a better future.
As we grow we want to stay true to our vision and purpose – to be a market leading sustainability practice in our class.
Where we want to get to
With ever growing interest in sustainable buildings comes increasing disorientation. At Envision, we champion real, measurable improvements in the built environment and steer our clients towards impactful and effective strategies for these improvements. We offer an end-to-end understanding on how to implement sustainability in a building’s lifecycle. We want to become the leading provider of sustainability services within the sectors in which we operate.
How we're going to get there
How do we deliver this vision?
Our vision will be delivered by leveraging three key aspects of our business:
Envision appointed as sustainability advisors to the Thames Tideway Tunnel project in London, providing critical revenue to grow from.
Offices in Manchester Square established - shared at first with like minded friends and collaborators.
Envision appointed by LXB Retail Properties to deliver a valuable pipeline of work in accessible retail schemes across the UK.
Sam Wallis joins the business as the first employee.
Envision appointed by IKEA for first of a number of new build stores in the UK and Europe.
Ciaran Dorrity joins Envision to bolster our engineering expertise.
Charlotte Brewin joins and establishes the Oxfordshire office in Howbery Park and builds our ESG / Corporate Responsibility directives.
Envision begin working with Glencar construction, which expanded our downstream sustainability services.
Envision supports BRE to develop the new BREEAM Infrastructure standard.
Envision appointed by SLM, which catalyses our growth in energy investment analysis for public sector buildings.
Envision moves to Buckingham Gate for a short period before relocating our London office to Fitzrovia.
Envision certifies its 100th project against BREEAM.
Envision helps Octopus Real Estate to establish its ESG strategy, which has facilitated our expertise in senior living.
Sam Wallis appointed as board director with the remit to sharpen our focus on net zero delivery.
Envision delivers its first BREEAM Outstanding building with IKEA’s Greenwich scheme.
Envision delivers its first scheme against the UK Green Building Council’s Net Zero Framework.
Envision obtains NABERS certification and expands into Wellbeing and domestic sustainability ratings.
Sam Wallis appointed to help develop the UK Net-Zero Carbon Buildings Standard
Envision recruits its 20th member of staff.
Envision certifies its 250th BREEAM Assessment