We are sustainability consultants for the built environment, specialising in:


• Climate and biodiversity emergency

• Circular economy

• Social value and wellbeing

We are a B Corp™ and a Social Enterprise.


The Institution of Civil Engineers R&D Enabling Fund and Useful Projects co-funded this research project, ‘Maximising Social Value From Infrastructure’ […]

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Useful Projects was appointed to work with the London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) and the Greater London Authority (GLA) to develop guidance describing a new method for producing Circular […]

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Policy Guidance for London

Circular Economy Policy

Through a series of engagement sessions, we translated these ambitions into a Zero Carbon Homes Routemap. It sets out short, medium and long-term actions against five cross-sector enablers: policy and guidance, governance model and delivery processes, financial capital, human capital, as well as innovation, technology and infrastructure. […]

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WMCA Zero Carbon Homes

Routemap and Charter

WANTED: Sustainable Places Lead We are looking for an experienced and passionate candidate to be our Sustainable Places Lead, taking a lead role in shaping sustainability strategies for masterplans and […]

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We are delighted to announce that we are now a B Corp™. Useful Projects is part of the Useful Simple Trust family of professional design practices. Through our naturally collaborative approach […]

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Rt Hon Christopher Pincher MP, Minister of State for Housing, has announced the joint winners of the Home of 2030 competition. Launched in March 2020, and managed by the RIBA, […]

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