‘What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.’

Friedrich Nietzsche’s wise words continue to resonate through the generations and seem particularly relevant in current times.

The Construction industry appears to have bounced back with spectacular force over the past 6 months, with many of us experiencing our busiest period ever remembered. Such a positive outlook, however, does not come without its own challenges. Staff and material shortages, increased cost and timeline uncertainty, intensified market competition and protracted planning decisions to name a few have all compounded to make an otherwise rather buoyant time seem an uphill struggle for development.

It is precisely this acute awareness of our current context that makes me feel so grateful and proud of what we have tackled and achieved at InsideOut over the past year, and extremely excited for what is to come in 2022.

Known for our successful, hands-on approach to design delivery, our trusting relationships and repeat business, our Team have continued to excel in driving and delivering our Clients’ projects and aspirations.

From a business management perspective, strengthening and nurturing our existing client relationships, widening our circle of valued clients, and an intensified focus on team growth and welfare have all been our main objectives and achievements over the past year.

Project-specific highlights include winning Best Architectural Design at the South East Construction Awards for our Fairbrook Grove Passivhaus scheme, breaking ground on our 72-unit scheme at Saltdean with Gold Property Developments (link), working on the prestigious K1 development with Chelsfield and Kaymac Construction, completing several residential schemes ranging from 3 luxury townhouses in Hampstead to a private home in Henley, and ending our wonderful team Autumn walk in the South Downs with a delicious meal at our client’s recently refurbished Grade II Listed pub.

Hosting our first ever ‘home-made’ Supper Club in our Studio for a very special client was a delightful challenge and welcoming two newborn babies within our team was simply the cherry on the cake!

2021 started off a little tricky but ended up being a good’un.

This year will mark InsideOut’s 20 year anniversary and we look forward to celebrating it with a year packed full of the great aspects of our job we love and get us up in the morning… delivering great projects for great clients, enhancing place and the environment through high-quality design and innovation, embedding social and economic value in everything we do and creating memorable team moments.

2022 should also see us grow into some new larger shoes we have been working on for some time and we cannot wait to share our exciting news in due course.

Happy New Year!