Low carbon impact design is an integral feature of our approach. We are committed to helping our clients achieve their sustainability aims through effective and strategic masterplanning, environmentally conscious designs for new buildings, and the intelligent retrofitting of existing buildings. Projects are interwoven with sustainable design principles such as for example:


  • Planning buildings to provide daylight access and ventilation to most interior spaces together with passive solar design techniques which can help reduce heating and cooling loads,

  • Selection of appropriate building typologies, such as courtyard plans to provide protective microclimates, and promote air flow through stack effect ventilation,

  • Selection of sustainable materials, for example timber structural frames for end-of-life recycling, low embodied energy, and long term carbon sequestration,

  • Integration of landscape in all projects: gardens, planting and buffer spaces for amenity, privacy and a positive outlook, as well as to mitigate heat island effects, air and noise pollution,

  • Water-sensitive urban design and deep soil zones and water retention features to manage and reduce storm water run-off and overland flows.


Since its inception, MAAP has promoted sustainability our working culture. UK government funding was secured to engage in the high profile Technology Strategy Board programme ‘Design for Future Climate Adaptation’ modelling adaption strategies and future climate scenarios for 2030, 2050 and 2080. In 2008, our design for The Bamburgh Clinic, a forensic mental health unit in Newcastle gained the Green Apple Bronze Award for Best Built Environment. It is the first of five high profile national pilot schemes initiated by the UK Department of Health and is featured on the NHS SHINE website as an exemplar sustainable, therapeutic and non-stigmatising mental health unit. 

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