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BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards 2018

The BIG Biodiversity Challenge awards ceremony 2018 will showcase and celebrate the best examples of biodiversity enhancements in construction and the wider built environment.


The BIG Biodiversity Challenge is an initiative which aims to raise awareness of the need for biodiversity to become a key component within the construction and development industry, ensuring that it becomes an integrated part of planning and projects.

The 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 is proving that year on year, the industry excels in going that extra mile to “do one thing” to enhance biodiversity.


Why attend?

 This event will:

  • Showcase leading practice from the BIG Biodiversity Challenge Award shortlist and winners
  • Raise awareness of the importance of protecting and enhancing biodiversity in construction
  • Provide an opportunity to highlight your organisations commitment to protecting and enhancing biodiversity
  • Provide an opportunity to network with regulators, clients, contractors and advisors from across the industry
  • Learn from two leading industry experts.


17.30                       Registration, refreshments & networking

18:30                       Opening address – Dirk Vennix, CIRIA  

18:35                       Keynote address – Dusty Gedge, President of European Federation of
                                Green Roof and Wall Associations

18:45                       Keynote address – Peter Head, Founder and CEO,
                                Ecological Sequestration Trust

18.55                       Awards presentations introduction     Leonie Cooper, AM
                                London Assembly Member, Merton & Wandsworth

20.00                       Networking reception

21:15                       Close


We are thrilled to receive support from Berkeley Group, British Land, Landsec, Kier, Sir Robert McAlpine and overall prize sponsor Wildflower Turf.


Who should attend?

Architects, Clients, Consultants, Contractors, Developers, House Builders, Local Authorities, Regulators, Ecologists, Landscape architects

Date and time

12 September 2018
17.30 - 21.15

£60+VAT for ALL attendees

Royal College of Physicians
11 St Andrew’s Place, Regents Park, London
If you are experiencing issues registering for this event online please contact us on 020 7549 3300  or email [email protected]. 

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Further information
For further information on CIRIA membership and other services, please contact:
Tel: 020 7549 3300
Fax: 020 7549 3349
Email: [email protected]
Royal College of Physicians 11 St Andrews Place, Regents Park, London LONDON NW1 4LE

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