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Research anddevelopment

Our research and development activities are central to our ambition to gain the competitive edge by bringing new ideas to market, that deliver maximum value for clients and end-users.

Bringing together world-leading leading technical specialists, our Engineering Excellence Group leads the development and delivery of our innovation agenda, working alongside our Building Services Engineering Design function.

Working with our industry and academic partners, we are continuing to strengthen our capability in this area. We stand alongside a strong network of preferred suppliers, and with them we seek to effect industry-wide transformation, by sharing our learning and encouraging common standards of excellence.

We are committed to the principle of ‘changing from within’ – and encourage all our people to seek ways to improve on what we do. A particularly successful channel is via our online ‘innovation portal’, through which any employee can submit an idea for consideration.

In addition, our MEP factory in the West Midlands is leading the development of smarter, more sustainable products. This is supported by our extensive Digital Engineering (DE) capability, through which we are working to enhance the methods used to design, deliver and operate buildings and infrastructure.