At Avanti we have been striving to meet the multiple current challenges and opportunities across the built environment to meet the needs of our clients and communities. We have identified two key themes: resilience and renewal.
This is reflected in the broad range of work building resilience through sustainable development across housing, education, health and cultural institutions. These include key national-level infrastructure, such as the cutting-edge £260m multi-phase Ulster Hospital renewal programme, as well as locally-focussed development such as our award-winning Dover housing project – driving revival of our regional town centres.
Our focus on renewal increasingly involves the sustainable re-use of existing fabric to minimise embodied carbon and extend the longevity and viability of our built heritage. A key example is the restoration of the pioneering Grade I listed Finsbury Health Centre which pre-figured the establishment of the NHS and continues to serve the local community today.
This theme of renewal ties in with the current challenges of the post-Covid environment where revitalisation of cultural and economic activity is critical. Examples of our work in this area range from a multi-phase restoration and re-envisioning of Dover Castle including catering/hospitality and visitor experience. We are also involved in major urban renewal in the heart of the City of London at Salisbury Square, where our work is focussed on the restoration of the Grade II listed Salisbury Court to include office space and a ground floor public house opening up onto a new public square.