BIG Biodiversity Challenge Sponsors
British Land are one of Europe’s largest publicly listed real estate investment trusts (REITs). We own, manage and develop a portfolio of high quality properties focused on offices and residential in London, and retail and leisure around the UK.
Across our portfolio we are focused on Placemaking. This is about creating attractive and engaging real estate which is in tune with modern lifestyles and has a vibrancy of its own. Our purpose is to deliver long-term and sustainable total returns to our shareholders and we do this by focusing on Places People Prefer.
We recognise that our business activities have wide-ranging social, environmental and economic impacts. We want our occupiers, local communities, investors, staff, suppliers, the people who work, shop and live in our buildings, and the wider society to benefit from our activity – creating positive social and environmental outcomes.
Kier is a leading property, residential, construction and services
group. We operate across a range of sectors including defence,
education, health, housing, industrials, power, property,
transport and utilities. The Group employs over 24,000 people in its operations in the
UK, the Caribbean, the Middle East, Hong Kong and Australia.
Our vision is to be a world-class, customer-focused company
that invests in, builds, maintains and renews the places where
we live, work and play.
Land Securities is the UK’s largest listed commercial real estate company. Our £14.5 billion portfolio totals 23.6 million sq ft and includes some of London’s most desirable office buildings and the UK’s most successful shopping and leisure destinations.
In London, we own and manage a portfolio totalling more than £8.2 billion. In Retail, our commitment to creating an outstanding consumer experience, combined with the strength and resilience of our 17.5 million sq ft of assets, means we provide the space where consumers want to shop and retailers want to be, both now and in the future.
Whether in offices or retail, sustainability is key to everything we do. For us, being a sustainable business means ensuring Land Securities remains healthy and successful for years to come.
Land Securities delivers value for our shareholders, great space for our customers and positive change for our communities.
Sir Robert McAlpine
Sir Robert McAlpine is a leading UK building and civil engineering company. We combine outstanding technical expertise with the personal touch that comes with being a family-owned company.
Sustainability is intrinsic to our daily operations and central to our long-term strategy.
Our core values are reflected in the responsible business practices which lie at the heart of sustainability, principles which help maintain and develop the effective relationships that are fundamental to our collaborative approach to business.
Founded in 2003, Wildflower Turf has pioneered and developed a soil less growing system which has transformed the concept of turf growing. Wildflower Turf is currently working with a number of organisations to help create wildlife friendly environments for species such as bees, butterflies, voles and slow worms, to name a few. These organisations include The Natural History Museum, Sainsbury’s, The Environment Agency and Natural England. A number of councils throughout the country have used the turf to improve parks and open spaces in their areas, and many more have made enquiries for future projects. In addition the turf is specified by many architects for both green roofs and landscaping projects as a simple way of guaranteeing a wild flower meadow and the ecological benefits this brings.
Willmott Dixon is one of the UK’s largest privately-owned construction, housing and property groups. Sustainability is a cornerstone of this family-owned company, which has been in business since 1852.
In 2014 Willmott Dixon launched a ground-breaking partnership with The Wildlife Trusts, enabling the group to procure ecology services through The Trusts’ network of professional consultancies.
Willmott Dixon is a member of CIRIA’s Biodiversity Interest Group. It holds the Queen’s Award for Enterprise (Sustainable Development). It was named ‘Sustainable Business of the Year’ at the 2015 Edie Awards, and ‘Sustainable Business of the Year’ at the 2016 Construction News awards.
Willmott Dixon has sponsored the new Management and Maintenance award as a demonstration of its commitment to creating and sustaining biodiversity legacy on and around sites, and across the built environment.