Future Ready

With Future Ready we see the future more clearly and challenge our teams across the world to advise and design for this future as well as today.

What is Future Ready

Future Ready is our global innovation programme, challenging and inspiring all our people to advise and design programmes ready for the future as well as today.  

It’s important as many of the schemes we work on have design lives of decades.  Decades, when society will have different needs and technologies, will change.  Decades when climate change will bring more extreme weather and also a phase-down of fossil fuels.  

Future Ready puts WSP at the heart of delivering a sustainable, prosperous, resilient society.  Setting us apart.  And bringing lower total ownership costs and peace of mind to our clients.

Read on for more on the trends we’re expecting and where we’ve brought Future Ready to life in our client work.

We analyze future trends through 4 lenses


How will your project, infrastructure, or community hold up against the effects of global warming, flooding and rising sea levels, and more disruptive storms?

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The way we move around our cities, the way we design our neighbourhoods, and the way we plan infrastructure are all impacted by changes in social and cultural norms.

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The speed of technological advancement has no historical precedent. It is upsetting almost every industry in every country, and the breadth and depth of changes is transforming entire systems of production, management, and governance.

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By changing our thinking on how we produce what we need, we can create an economy that allows us to do so much more, with less.


Future Ready Solutions

Future Ready Landscapes

We know our world is changing – from climate change, to growing mental health disabilities.  From zero carbon economies to new ways of travel.  These trends fundamentally change how we plan and design streets, landscapes and infrastructure for the future.
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Smart buildings can be confusing. This is why we believe in Smart, simplified.

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New Mobility

Connectivity, automation, sharing and electric propulsion are enabling seismic change across all aspects of mobility – from the way we commute to how we plan and develop infrastructure for the cities of today and the future.

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Future Ready Buildings

Our world is evolving faster than ever before. How do we prepare our buildings for these changes now and into the future?


Future Ready Healthcare

The next generation of healthcare buildings will be very different from the hospitals, clinics and GP surgeries we are familiar with today.

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Download Centre

Document Alone Together Report 2020
Document Costing The Chasm_1_The Price of Unprepared
Document Costing The Chasm_2_Buy Local-Build Resilience
Document Costing The Chasm_3_Deconstructing Project Costs
Document Costing The Chasm_4_The Behaviour Barrier
Document Future Ready Education Brochure