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Building with Nature were awarded RTPI’s Sir Peter Hall Award for Wider Engagement in September 2018. This award recognises the research and stakeholder engagement by Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust and University of the West of England which revealed that uncertainty surrounds what constitutes high quality green infrastructure, and the inconsistency of delivery as a result. The outcome of the research was the creation of the Building with Nature benchmark which addresses the gap between policy aspirations and practical delivery.


Building with Nature Board

Building with Nature is delighted to announce the appointment of the organisation’s Board. Four additional members join the Chair, Professor Peter Madden OBE, and will be responsible for steering Building with Nature as it enters its next phase of growth.  

The Chair, Professor Madden was appointed in July 2018.  The other members are as follows:

Clare Hebbes, Director of Place and Urban Infrastructure at Lendlease, who has previously worked on the redevelopment of King’s Cross, and Battersea Power Station. 

Roger Mortlock, CEO of the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust, who was previously Deputy Director of the Soil Association and Chair of the Food for Life Partnership. 

Nigel Riglar, Director for Environment and Community Services at South Gloucestershire and 1st Vice President of ADEPT, who was previously the Commissioning Director for Communities and Infrastructure at Gloucestershire County Council and Stroud District Council’s Deputy Chief Executive.

Alexandra Willey, Head of Regeneration Projects at Clarion Housing Group, who previously headed up the sustainability team at Affinity Sutton and was a Trustee for the UK Green Building Council. 

Chair of Building with Nature Board, Professor Madden, says:

“I’m delighted to have such a fantastic Board with such rich experience to oversee Building with Nature. We intend to make it the go-to framework for green infrastructure in the UK”.

15 February 2019


A training programme, starting in March 2019, will offer one-day training modules for industry members to understand how to use the framework to improve design outcomes, and prepare an application for Accreditation. These will be delivered in different parts of the country at various points of the year. We may also occasionally offer bespoke in-house training sessions for larger organisations.

Training dates and locations will be posted here shortly.