Health and wellbeing

Environments that can cultivate community

MCAU understand that we need to encourage healthy lifestyles and cultivate a sense of community in all that we propose as a solution, be that in a housing development or in a commercial project.

If we can set out and articulate within the design and development process, the long term benefits of health and wellbeing to the end user and how this can bring added value into those residential or business communities that we create, then we will start to have an effect. We will then be playing our part in delivering opportunity for communities to establish themselves and for businesses to grow.

Community which is underpinned by the health and wellbeing of the individual cannot just simply be created. What we can do though is put the pieces in place to give it the best opportunity to evolve, and ultimately it can be achieved through the drive of individuals and by high quality stewardship. We feel that change and progress in this positive direction is fully rooted in striving to cultivate community.

MCAU was founded with a total commitment to addressing social and environmental sustainability, and how this can help shape our built environment. As such we work closely with our clients to deliver their needs in designing unique buildings and inclusive urban environments. We understand completely the need for commerciality and the requirement for achieving viability, but at the same time we recognise that there is the need for articulating a social and environmental awareness that can help deliver social legacy on our clients’ behalf. At the end of the day that is where true value is created, and with that comes aspiration and demand, and commercial viability will follow.

Our projects seek to fulfil the best ‘human’ and life enhancing solutions possible within the context and constraints of each project that we are involved in. We embrace modern methods of construction, heritage, local identity, and cultures, to deliver added social and environmental value which are sustainable into the future. All this shapes the environments and places that we create for people, and in a post covid-19 world recognising and understanding how our places work, what is the carbon impact on the environment, and what social impact they can have on the physical and mental health, and welfare of individuals, is becoming even more important than it was ever before.