BIG Biodiversity Challenge 2019 launch

The BIG Biodiversity Challenge awards launch event 2019 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.


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 launch event for 2019 kindly hosted by AECOM, will showcase a number of our 2018 Award winning projects as winners' highlight their projects.


16.30   Registration & refreshments
17.00   CIRIA welcome, Owen Jenkins, Director, CIRIA
17.10   Chair’s opening remarks
            Louise Clarke, Head of Sustainable Places, Berkeley Group

17.15   Overall winner/pollinator/ medium large scale award 2018
            Thurso South Substation
and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN)
            Francis Williams, Environmental Project Manager, SSEN

17.30   Monitoring, Maintenance and Management Award winner 2018 
            A19 Roadside Improvements - Sir Robert McAlpine and Highways England
Stelling, Works Supervisor, Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd 
17.45   Innovation Award winner 2018 
            Various London Boroughs, schools, community groups,
            wildlife organisations, RSPB, Buglife
            Green Roof Shelters
            Duncan Kramer, Director & Designer, Green Roof Shelters Ltd
            John Little, Director, Green Roof Shelters Ltd
18.00   BIG Biodiversity Champion
            Southern Strategic Support Main
            Jamie Edmonds, Environmental Manager, Kier Utilities 
18.15   BIG Judges’ tips to enter the Challenge
            Rosie Whicheloe, London Wildlife Trust
18.30   Introduction to Working with Wildlife App
            John Newton, Strategic Advisor, The Ecology Consultancy
18.35   Q & A session
18.55   Chair’s summary
19.00   Networking refreshments
19.30   Close

Who should attend
Architects, Clients, Consultants, Contractors, Developers, House Builders, Local Authorities, Regulators, Ecologists, Landscape architects and anyone with an interest in the environment and biodiversity.

Wednesday 27 February 2019

17.00 - 19.30 (registration from 16.30)

Hosted by AECOM
16th Floor, Aldgate Tower, 
2 Leman St, 
London, E1 8FA


BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards sponsors



Free for all to attend

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27/02/2019 - 27/02/2019
16th Floor
Aldgate Tower, 2 Leman St

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