Abitar - Welcome

Abitar is a London-based company specializing in the design and operation of environmentally sustainable buildings. Our work falls into four areas:-

Abitar was founded in 2009. We offer a broad and growing range of services relating to the design and procurement of new and refurbished buildings, and the sustainable operation and management of existing buildings.

We are based in the borough of Southwark in central South London. Although much of our business is in London and the South-East, we also work throughout the UK and overseas.

Ian Preston is the founder and principal consultant at Abitar. Having worked for a number of years as a technical project manager, he completed the MSc Architecture: Advanced Environmental and Energy Studies course run jointly by the Centre for Alternative Technology in Wales and the University of East London.


We are nearing completion of phase one of the Mayor of London's Warmer Homes scheme.

As a member of the RetrofitWorks co-operative, Abitar will be involved in implementation of the Mayor of London's £2.5m Warmer Homes domestic improvement scheme.

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BIS) has opened a public consultation on proposals to amend the Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) to assess and compare the energy and environmental performance of dwellings.

Abitar's principal consultant, Ian Preston, is now a Practitioner member (PIEMA) of the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA).

We are qualified as assessors under the Home Quality Mark (HQM), BRE's new national standard for new homes.

Abitar now offer residential and commercial floor plans, lease plans and premises licence plans.

Contact us

Contact us to discuss your requirements and how we can help you achieve measurable improvements in the environmental performance of your building or business.

Tel.: 020 7703-6438

Mobile: 07790 208174

E-mail: enquiries@abitar.co.uk

Lower Ground Floor, 18 Graces Road, Camberwell, London SE5 8PA, UK