Wednesday, 3rd January 2018

Temple / SECBE Sustainability Excellence Workshop returns in 2018!

Temple is delighted to have sponsored the sustainability category of the SECBE awards since 2013. As in previous years we are hosting a workshop to inspire the industry and share the knowledge and expertise from three 2017 finalists, see projects below. Derek Rees, Chief Executive from SECBE will also be attending to advise on the 2018 awards process and what makes a winning submission.
The presentations will be provided by:

  • Richard Quartermaine, Environment Manager, Hammerson – West Quay South, Southampton (Winner)
  • Suzannah Brett, Health and Safety Lead and Kate Donovan, Project Manager, LendleaseLiving Wall, International Quarter, London (Finalist)
  • Georgina Grafakou, Sustainability Manager, Multiplex – 73-89 Oxford Street, London (Finalist)

There were some inspiring entries for the 2017 awards. This interactive workshop will showcase some leading examples of sustainability and stimulate discussion on areas such as sustainable commercial viability and comprehensive client-to-supply chain approaches to sustainability.

Event details:

Date/Time: 09.00 – 1300, Thursday 1st February 2018
Location: Temple’s London office

To register, please email Theodora Ewer:


09:00   Registration

09:20   Welcome and introductions

09:30   Presentations by 2017 sustainability finalists, including Q&A sessions with:

Richard Quartermaine, Environment Manager, Hammerson

Suzannah Brett, Safety Lead and Kate Donovan, Project Manager, Lendlease

Georgina Grafakou, Sustainability Manager, Multiplex

10:45   Sustainability success factors workshop

10.55   Coffee break

11.05   Workshop continues

11:30   What makes a winning submission and benefits of entering – Derek Rees, Chief Executive, SECBE

12:00   Close

Featured Projects

Westquay South, Southampton – Hammerson and Sir Robert McAlpine

  • Transformed a brownfield site into an iconic new leisure led development creating new public space and showcasing the historic city walls.
  • Early contractor involvement, corporate commitment and great collaboration achieved a comprehensive approach to sustainability in the delivery of the largest food and beverage development in the UK.
  • BREEAM Excellent was achieved at design stage and post-construction.
  • Sustainability in construction included off-site manufacture, 25% reuse of demolition materials, 30% reduction in carbon emissions on Part L 2010 with a 190kW PV array.
  • All restaurants engaged to ensure uptake of the BioWhale food digester, reducing waste management and transport emissions.
  • A more detailed case study is available here.

Westquay South, Southampton – Hammerson and Sir Robert McAlpine

Living Wall, International Quarter, London (IQL) – Lendlease

  • Created the largest living wall in London (2,600m2) at International Quarter, the new business district at Stratford.
  • Pioneered ecologically designed infrastructure – unique concrete moulding replicating the effect of a drystone wall to provide a multitude of crevices for thousands of invertebrates, insects, and small mammals.
  • Design is unique as “living” walls are usually additional elements that are affixed to a structure, whereas the IQL wall was designed to act as a Living Wall whilst serving its structural purpose – a truly holistic ecological design.
  • Concrete used for the wall was mixed with fly ash, which significantly reduced CO2 emissions and contributed to the Lendlease target to reduce carbon intensity by 20% by 2020.
  • The living wall includes over 50 bird and bat boxes plus hundreds of metres of crevices for invertebrates and 300m of climbing plants.

Living Wall, International Quarter, London (IQL) – Lendlease

73-89 Oxford Street, London – Multiplex

  • 73/89 Oxford Street and 1 Dean Street is a 90,700 sq ft retail and office development designed to achieve BREEAM Excellent.
  • Applied Multiplex’s comprehensive approach to sustainability with strict environmental, social and economic objectives throughout – from the client to the supply chain.
  • All targets exceeded for water consumption, energy consumption, certification of materials and diversion of waste from landfill.
  • Continuous engagement and training of Multiplex team on sustainability including construction, commercial, M&E and design teams.
  • Sustainability aspects included: high recycled material content, local sourcing (concrete from King’s Cross), designing out waste workshops (off site construction and deconstruction options), BIM clash analysis workshops, low carbon and energy efficiency technologies including 164 PV panels and green roof

Community engagement included careers advice and ‘meet the employer’ initiatives with schools and colleges, plus volunteering, £21,500 expenditure on community efforts and support to three charities.

73-89 Oxford Street, London – Multiplex