Proudly annoucing the winners of the BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards 2017


Last Thursday's BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards saw a thrilling finale to this year’s competition, with eight well deserved winning entries revealed along with the overall winner of this year's Challenge, as well as the first BIG Biodiversity Champion, voted for by the industry!

The BIG Biodiversity Challenge to “do one thing” for biodiversity was launched in 2013 by CIRIA’s Biodiversity Interest Group (BIG), and what a journey it’s been since then. With over 500 case studies submitted and 22 Awards presented plus 3 overall winners gaining recognition, this year’s competition raised the bar further. 

We were delighted to see the Challenge endorsed by Stephanie Hilborne OBE, Chief Executive of The Wildlife Trusts and Keith Clarke CBE, Chair of Future Cities Catapult, Non-Executive Chair of Forum for the Future and visiting professor at Aston University who both took time out of their busy schedules to join us.  

And the 2017 winners are:  

BIG Biodiversity Champion Award (sponsored by Sir Robert McApline) - Victoria Pollard, Merseylink Civil Contractors JV
Overall winner (prize sponsored by Wildflower Turf) - RG Group Redhill Quadrant Redevelopment - RG Group
Client Award (sponsored by Kier) - The Wild West End - Arup, The Crown Estate, Grosvenor Britain & Ireland, The Portman Estate, Shaftesbury, Howard de Walden 
Community Engagement Award (sponsored by Landsec) - RG Group Redhill Quadrant Redevelopment - RG Group 
Large Scale Permanent Award - Hampstead Heath Ponds Project - Atkins, City of London and BAM Nuttall 
Medium Scale Permanent Award (sponsored by British Land) - Fitzroy Gate - St James (Berkeley Group)
Small Scale Permanent Award - Help for Hedgehogs Glenwood Park Development, Glenwood Farm, Near Devon – Redrow Homes Ltd 
Maintenance & Management Award (sponsored by Esri UK) - Highways England Area 1 Blackhall Farm Management - Kier Highways
Pollinator Award (sponsored by Berkeley Group) - Aspen Way: Good Beehaviour - Kier Group: Local Highways Division
Temporary Award Spinney Fields - David Wilson Homes, Nicholsons and RSPB

Congratulations to all the category winners, commendations to those that were shortlisted, and a big thank you to all the entries received this year as well as our sponsors for their support. 

Check out the Awards winners’ gallery and the Awards storify