With growing emphasis on the importance of health and well-being at both portfolio and individual building level, Ekkist help developers to create robust frameworks for their ESG strategies and development briefs, including design and operational requirements.

Service Description

Health and well-being frameworks can be used to outline a developer’s key ambitions, core standards and the ways in which the organisation will measure and report success. They provide a useful tool and starting point for development briefs, design team meetings and workshops, progress reporting and annual benchmarking.


“With sustainable and healthy places at the core of Landsec’s value proposition, partnering with Ekkist on our development briefs has been a natural and successful alliance. Grounded in science yet refreshing in its capacity to engage the end customer, the quality of their holistic approach to health and wellbeing in the built environment is second to none.”


Nils Rage, Landsec

Ekkist will work closely with the client to develop bespoke strategies for how buildings will be designed, managed and monitored, as well as how the client will communicate those requirements and outputs to both internal stakeholders and end users. This ensures that all health and well-being deliverables are being considered and implemented at each RIBA design stage.


This process starts with an interactive workshop with key stakeholders within the organisation. Ekkist will then produce a corporate health and well-being design and operational framework or development brief in a period of 4-12 weeks, depending on the client’s requirements. This includes regular sessions with the client to discuss key themes and develop final strategies, as well as presenting the final framework to internal stakeholders and design team members.


Having this framework in place helps to create accountability for decision-making, brief design teams and execute new initiatives, as well as leading to tangible results and improvements in building design and operations for health and well-being.

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