BIG Biodiversity Challenge 2018: The Winners

BIG Biodiversity Champion 2018 

Jamie Edmonds, Kier Utilities

 

Project nominated for: The Bristol Water Southern Strategic Support Main (SSSM)

 

Nominated by: Tom Conway, Kier Contract/Operations Manager for SSSM

 

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Overall winner 2018 prize sponsored by 

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks

 

Thurso South Substation

 

Thurso 275/132/33 kV substation is part of a larger development to reinforce the electricity transmission network allowing connection of renewable generation projects in the north of Scotland. It is located close to the A9 7 miles south of Thurso. 


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Client Award sponsored by 

 

Berkeley Group  

 

Making Space for nature and beauty: creating net gain biodiversity 

 

We use our biodiversity toolkit to measure, implement and monitor biodiversity and have developed a guide called The Nine Concepts to inform our approach.

 

 

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Community Engagement Award sponsored by 

Morrison Construction & East Ayrshire Council

 

Whatriggs Primary School and Early Childhood Centre

 

Key aspects of biodiversity and community included a natural
landscaping strategy, pupil engagement throughout construction and a legacy project with the John Muir Award. 

 

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Project of the Year - medium/large scale Award sponsored by 

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks

 

Thurso South Substation

 

Thurso 275/132/33 kV substation is part of a larger development to reinforce the electricity transmission network allowing connection of renewable generation projects in the north of Scotland. It is located close to the A9 7 miles south of Thurso. 


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Project of the Year - small scale Award 

LaSalle Investment Management

 

Bourne Business Park Riverside Garden

 

An area of 6,500 sq m of greenspace enhanced to provide high-quality habitat features for biodiversity gain and maximum opportunities for wildlife encounter for the expanding business
community in a new BREEAM ‘Excellent’ office complex. The riverside garden combines conservation woodland management, foodplant landscaping, nest and roost space provision, viewpoints and seating.


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Innovation Award sponsored by 

London Boroughs of Islington, Lambeth, Tower Hamlets, Redbridge; housing associations, schools, community groups, charities, wildlife organisations RSPB, Buglife 

 

Green Roof Shelters

 

Green Roof Shelters are innovative in taking essential small scale infrastructure – cycle parking, bins for recycling and refuse, and incorporating wildlife habitat - forage and nesting - that in turn provides residents, pupils, employees, visitors with a connection to wildlife, plants, the seasons and nature.


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Monitoring, Maintenance and Management Award sponsored by 

Highways England and Sir Robert McAlpine

 

A19 Roadside Improvements

 

Under the 30 year concession to Design, Build, Finance and Operate (DBFO) 120km of the A19, between Dishforth in North Yorkshire and the Tyne Tunnel Sir Robert McAlpine have undertaken various enhancements of the biodiversity of the road network. This is part of a long-term landscape planning and management strategy.

 

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Pollinator Award 

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks

 

Thurso South Substation

 

Thurso 275/132/33 kV substation is part of a larger development to reinforce the electricity transmission network allowing connection of renewable generation projects in the north of Scotland. It is located close to the A9 7 miles south of Thurso.


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Temporary Award 

Skanska
52 Lime Street

 

A new commercial office development for client WRBC at the confluence of Lime Street and Leadenhall Street, comprising 35 office storeys, roof plant, 3 basement levels and a new public square. The project includes retail/restaurant areas at ground floor and basement as well as service access and central plant.


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