BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards 2019

The 2019 BIG Biodiversity Challenge awards ceremony 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.

Now in its sixth year, 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

18:25 Keynote presentations & Awards ceremony

          Opening address – Dirk Vennix, Chief Executive, CIRIA  

18:30 Keynote address – Dr Hazel Norman, Chief Executive, British Ecological Society

18.45 Keynote address – Tom Armour, Global Landscape Architecture Leader, Arup

19.00 Awards presentations: MC - Dusty Gedge, President European Green Roof & Wall Association 

20.00 Networking reception

21.15 Close

Who should attend

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

2019 Sponsors



Thursday 12th September 2019
17:30 - 21:15

Hallam Conference Centre
44 Hallam Street
London W1W 6JJ

£95+VAT for all attendees

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Further information
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Tel: 020 7549 3300
Fax: 020 7549 3349
12/09/2019 - 12/09/2019
Hallam Conference Centre
44 Hallam Street

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