Future Ready

Many of the projects we work on have long design lives – for example up to 120 years for railways and roads. “Future Ready”, the flagship of our sustainability program, aims to give our experts a consistent understanding of what we believe a future world will look like – including climate, society, resources and technology - and challenges them to offer designs ready both for this future and current design codes.

We are the first global practice to develop such a program. Including future trends in our advice to clients helps them plan for the long term and makes good business sense. This is one of the ways in which we create value for them.


Edrington’s board needed a clear view of the key trends affecting their business to 2024. WSP's sustainability team provided the expert support.
Pantaleon needed a clear, business focused sustainability strategy covering its sugar growing and processing operations. WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff’s management consultants and process engineers provided the expert support.


We worked with UK charity, Business in the Community and businesses Pinsent Masons, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Lloyds Banking Group and Cisco to develop a practical guide to the future of the built environment in 2030.

We also held two major events in Birmingham and Manchester (UK) in 2015, and will hold further thought leadership events in 2016.

A growing population, a move to smart cities and robot deliveries are all factors companies will have to contend with in 2030
More than 50 business leaders were given an insight into the future of the built environment in Manchester, UK, at an event hosted by WSP.
David Symons
Future Ready
Tel: +44 20 3116 6081