Overview & Guiding Principles

The connection between social, environmental and economic value lies at the heart of the Lipton Rogers development philosophy. The founding partners have a strong background in successful place making and development, as well as sustainability. Stuart Lipton and Peter Rogers supported the start-up of BREEAM with the Building Research Establishment, and subsequently the creation of the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC), of which Peter Rogers was Founder Chairman for eight years.

Lipton Rogers believes in the positive contribution a development can bring to its surroundings, creating community and enhancing civic life, while being rooted in solid financial decisions. Inherent sustainability means delivering responsible buildings that are places in which people will want to live, work and play, and which will endure.

Building with energy efficiency in mind not only benefits future generations but makes firm business sense today, and it is one of the prime considerations of occupiers. Reduced carbon emissions and running costs benefit everyone, from developer to tenant. Lipton Rogers pursues this agenda through the design of buildings which are efficient and robust, and which push at the technological boundaries of design, enhance and support local communities, and place sustainability at a premium.

Preferred sites are locations adjacent to public transport to minimise car use, particularly brownfield sites.

Lipton Rogers is committed to innovative design that incorporates tight building envelopes, natural lighting and ventilation, energy efficient systems and fixtures, waste reduction, responsible material use and resourcing. All of these things are good for the environment, good for business and good for our communities and our future.

Creating sustainable, enduring and valuable places is a commitment at the core of Lipton Rogers.

Lipton Rogers believes in the positive contribution a development can bring to its surroundings, creating community and enhancing civic life, while being rooted in solid financial decisions.
Peter Rogers, Founding Partner, Lipton Rogers Developments


Commitment to Sustainable Design


Push the potential high efficiency performance of every development from the beginning of each design process. Implement a sustainability management plan which will track progress and set high targets.


Design for the future, emphasising flexibility of use and robust, enduring building fabric, which benefits both the environment and the occupier’s health and enjoyment of the workplace.


Utilise off-site prefabrication wherever possible to reduce waste on site and allow greater efficiency. Aim beyond the mere diversion of waste from landfill. Prevent waste in the first place through good design and planning. Address the upcycling of materials wherever possible, think about the long-term life of every material and ensure the sensible re-use of existing fabric, materials and packaging.


Engage with the supply chain from the beginning of the specification process and ensure that materials are sensibly and sensitively sourced, and as local as possible. Use logistics centres to minimise traffic movement to site wherever possible.


Implement a series of post-occupancy evaluations on each building completed in order to track running costs and emissions. Ensure continued improvement in building efficiency.


The founding partners have enjoyed great success in enhanced place making developments that actively improve life for the local community. Lipton Rogers Developments continues to connect with and involve the local community in every project.


Measuring Performance

In the pursuit of sustainability:

  • Create formal reports at each stage of the design process in order to closely monitor progress
  • Set key metric targets that all developments must aim for
  • Carry out post-occupancy evaluations in order to receive feedback on building performance and efficiency
  • Feed the results of these evaluations into each future project so that the best sustainable design perpetually advances

Key Sustainability Targets

Each Lipton Rogers project aims to achieve the following:

  • BREEAM Excellent for New Build
  • BREEAM Very Good for Refurbishment Projects
  • Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH) Level 4
  • Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of B for New Build
  • EPC rating of C for Major Refurbishments
  • 100% FSC timber
  • 95% construction waste diverted from landfill
  • Minimum 15% recycled materials