RED was founded in late 2004 upon a conviction that developers of large, complex buildings would, increasingly, 'get serious' about environmental responsibility.
Before setting up RED in late 2004, all of our directors had a record of exceptional success in leading project design and management teams with other companies.
The MEP projects which the directors led included several of world-renown, such as the 800,000sqm Dubai Festival City, together with dozens of less prominent, but technically no less challenging buildings. These include a series of cutting-edge data centres for BT and for Global Switch, the upgrading of a great many hotels brought into the Intercontinental Hotels Group, several huge UK retail projects and a number of buildings which came to be regarded as models of sustainability, such as the Farnborough College of Technology in Hampshire.
RED's founding directors were united in their beliefs that low energy design would become increasingly vital, that they had the design expertise to fulfil that need and that they could devise a corporate structure which could maintain design expertise at its core, even whilst growing significantly year-on-year.
Those beliefs have proved well-founded and continue to underpin RED today.