HBD creates places with purpose

"We make decisions that balance our growth as a company with social responsibility and environmental protection. Our goal is to lead by example, pioneering new ideas for the property industry, and demonstrating that profitability and sustainability can go hand in hand."

Our People

Empowering our people to be happy, healthy, and successful

Diversity and inclusion are powerful. At HBD, we’ve established a culture where everyone feels valued and empowered to contribute their unique perspectives and skills.

Our people are the driving force behind our success, so we invest in our colleagues’ growth and wellbeing with several initiatives, including access to training and our mental health first-aiders.

Our people in numbers

30% 30% of the HBD team are women – almost double the industry average
466 466 collective learning hours achieved in 2023 so far

Our Planet

Building a low-carbon, sustainable future.

Climate change is the defining challenge of our times and is fundamentally changing the way create our HBD places.We understand that protecting our planet is an obligation and an opportunity for innovation. So, we’re committed to reducing our environmental impact and promoting sustainability in every part of our business. Our team regularly demonstrates creativity, resilience, and determination – skills that are helping us to tackle climate change head on.

Reductions in directly controlled carbon in the past two years:
  • 27% Reduction in Electricity
  • 30% Reduction in Gas
  • 56% Reduction in Business Mileage
Reducing our carbon footprint

We promise to minimise our carbon footprint, use resources efficiently, and incorporate greener technologies in all our projects. We will achieve net zero carbon by reducing the emissions that we can directly control by more than 20% by 2025 and 60% by 2030*.

Reducing our carbon footprint

We’re also making it easy for our colleagues to work sustainably. That means reducing water use, waste sent to landfill and our reliance on plastic in our offices – and limiting non-sustainable business travel.

Reducing our carbon footprint

And we’re working with like-minded partners across our projects – pioneering new ideas and improving biodiversity net gain. There’s plenty more to be done and we’re committed to a more sustainable present and future.

Our Places

Creating places with purpose.

Social value? That’s a fancy way of saying we design and build successful projects that contribute positively to the wider local economy and improve the social fabric of a place. In short, we’re dedicated to enriching the communities where we do our work – creating places with purpose that people are proud to call home.

We support our charity, community, and education partners in any way we can; volunteering and fundraising, providing work experience, and building long-lasting, strategic relationships.


826 826 hours volunteered for charities in 2023 so far
8 8 work placements per year pledged at HBD

Our Partners

Strength in numbers.

We value our relationships with all our partners – from clients and investors to suppliers and local communities.

Open communication, collaboration, and mutual respect help our team to build long-term partnerships based on trust and shared values.

We work collaboratively with 26 joint venture partners, helping us to deliver exceptional, purposeful places where people live, work, and thrive.

We have found HBD to be a trusted and reliable partner and we look forward to continuing our highly productive partnership far into the future. Peter Storey, Head of Markham Employment Growth Zone at Derbyshire County Council

"The success of SPARK so far has come from HBD’s desire to forge relationships with local stakeholders – something that is helping us appeal to advocates as we turn SPARK into a reality"