BIG Biodiversity Challenge 2018 - Launch event

The BIG Biodiversity Challenge awards launch event 2018 will showcase the winners and projects that delivered the best examples of biodiversity enhancements in construction and the wider built environment over the previous year.

Please note the event is currently full. Please email Patrick Williams to be be added to a waiting list.

The BIG Biodiversity Challenge is an initiative to raise awareness of how biodiversity needs to become a key component within the construction industry, as an integrated part of planning and delivering projects. 

The BIG Biodiversity challenge continues to be recognised as the number one industry initiative for delivering biodiversity within construction and the built environment. Since its launch in 2013, the challenge has grown considerably and attracts organisations from a wide range of stakeholder groups.

The BIG biodiversity Awards launch for 2018, hosted at City Hall - London, will showcase the best biodiversity enhancements across construction and the wider built environment awarded in 2017. The event will include last year’s winners and our BIG Biodiversity Champion 2017. 

Why attend? 
Delegates at this event will: 
  • gain an understanding of how the construction industry can support interventions that promote biodiversity
  • hear case studies that demonstrate how one thing can lead to larger and more widespread interest and understanding of issues relating to biodiversity in the construction industry
  • have an opportunity to understand the process of taking the BIG Biodiversity Challenge as well as how to enter this year’s awards 
  • learn what is needed to sign up to the Challenge and hear what it takes to be a winner in the BIG Biodiversity Challenge awards
  • gain CPD towards your professional development.
14.30 Registration & refreshments 

15.00 Chair’s welcome
Andy Haigh, (interim) Head of Sustainability, Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd

15.05 Introduction 
Leonie Cooper London Assembly Member & Chair of Environment Committee

15.20 Large scale permanent Award Winner 2017 - Hampstead Heath Ponds 
Neil Manthorpe, Principal Landscape Architect, Atkins

15.35  Pollinator Award Winner 2017 – Good Beehaviour 
Liz Kijewski, Senior Environmental manager, Kier Group Local Highways Division 

15.50 Client Award Winner 2017 – Wild West End 
Jessica Kennedy, Associate, Sustainability Consulting, Arup 

16.05 Overall winner & Community Engagement Award Winner 2017 - Redhill Quadrant Redevelopment
John Casey, Director, RG Group

16.25 BIG Biodiversity Champion Award Winner 2017
Victoria Pollard, Environmental Manager, Kier

16.40  Q & A 

17.10  Chair’s summary

17.20 Close

Who should attend?
Clients, developers, landowners, land managers, ecologists, engineers, architects, landscape architects, local authorities, planners, designers, site owners/workers, construction professionals, sustainability managers.

Sponsorship opportunities for 2018 Awards
There are number of opportunities to support the 2018 Challenge and Awards for organisations wishing to raise thier profile and biodiversity credentials. To find out more, please contact Nipa Patel at CIRIA. We are delighted to welcome back British Land and Landsec for their continuing sponsorship support. 

28 February 2018
15:00 - 18:30 (registration from 14.30)

City Hall
The Queen's Walk
London, SE1 2AA

This event is free to attend
Please note the event is currently full. Please email Patrick Williams to be be added to a waiting list.

28/02/2018 - 28/02/2018
City Hall
The Queen's Walk
London, SE1 2AA

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