Our active pursuit of the unique challenges associated with reusing existing buildings is a significant focus of our portfolio, long pre-dating the now familiar retrofit agenda. The huge reduction in embodied carbon that retrofit can bring compared to new-build projects is a key driver for us, as is the joy of preserving the cultural and historic meaning of an existing structure. Our reputation in this field has afforded us extraordinary opportunities, working at the heart of UNESCO world heritage sites in Prague and Edinburgh, and on properties where Benjamin Franklin, John Soane and Robert Burns once lived. The age, typologies and locations of these opportunities vary widely, but our ambition remains consistent; to unlock the best value of the building for the present, while not erasing or overwriting the past.