Brownfield Awards 2022

 13 October 2022 | London


The annual Brownfield Awards, now in their 18th year, bring the brownfield community together to celebrate the excellent work undertaken by organisations and project partnerships, through the use of innovative techniques, awareness of sustainability, engagement of stakeholders and demonstration of best practice.

This year's Awards ceremony will be returning on 13 October 2022 to the Leonardo Royal Hotel London Tower Bridge and we can’t wait to celebrate with you in-person.

Gold sponsor:


Silver sponsor:

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Bronze sponsors:

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2022 Brownfield Awards Shortlist

The shortlist for this year's Brownfield Awards has been released! View the shortlisted entries below.

  • Complex conceptualisation of creosote contamination: The curious case of DNAPL migration into an artesian aquifer - RSK Geosciences, Fife Council and SEPA

  • Remediation Strategy Preparation - Mott MacDonald and REGENESIS

  • Fiddlers Ferry Power Station - Arcadis (UK) Limited & SSE Thermal

  • CL:AIRE Good Practice for Risk Assessment for Coal Mine Gas Emissions - The Environmental Protection Group Limited (EPG, RSK, WSP and GeoEnvironmental Consulting Ltd)

  • Carbon Reduction Design Tool (CreDiT) - Leap Environmental

  • SURE by Ramboll: An Innovative Digital Tool For Embedding Sustainability In Remedial Options Appraisal - Ramboll

  • Asbestos Research Project - Advisian, National Grid Property, i2 Analytical, Firth Consulting

  • Natural Source Zone Depletion Assessment: Findings from the First UK Large Scale Field Application - WSP

  • SPA Whole-Life Data Management Approach - Strategic Pipeline Alliance

  • Innovative Continuous Odour Monitoring as Part of a Comprehensive Air Quality Monitoring Programme During Gasworks Redevelopment - AECOM & St William

  • An innovative and holistic integration of multiple digital tools to deliver the complex phase 2 strategic infrastructure investigation at Meridian Water - Arup

  • Telemetric turbidity monitoring during the piling/construction on brownfield sites situated over Chalk in Inner Source Protection Zones - RSK Geosciences, Environment Agency, Affinity Water, Bellway Homes and Van Walt Ltd

  • Development of specific R function ‘SiteSamplingGrid’ to allow automated grid sampling: Application in assessment of spatially distributed contamination - John Grimes Partnership Ltd

  • Fiddlers Ferry Power Station - Arcadis (UK) Limited & SSE Thermal

  • Vacant and Derelict Land Community-led Regeneration Project - Scottish Land Commission

  • Positive Public Engagement for five dismantling sites in the East of England to raise the profile of brownfield development with stakeholders and encourage community participation to shape of these projects - Local Dialogue

  • "Forge Dam Restoration - Sanctus Ltd

  • Locking Parklands - Rodgers Leask Ltd

  • "An application of four in situ technologies to remediate a 20,000m3 co-mingled plume comprising organic and in-organic contaminants in a chalk aquifer - Mott MacDonald Ltd & REGENESIS

  • Sustainable Remediation of a Site for School & Residential Use at Plaistow Road, London - Ramboll and Soilfix

  • The First Implementation of a Combined Electric Resistive Heating (ERH) and Multi Phase Extraction (MPE) Remedy at a Fractured Bedrock Site in Scotland, UK - Geosyntec Consultants

  • Design, Build and Operation of a Surface Water Treatment System, Newport, South Wales - St Modwen and Englobe Regeneration UK Ltd

  • Ailsa Wharf Remediation - Turnkey Regeneration and Jackson Remediation

  • Harworth Colliery Coke Works Total Fluids and DNAPL Recovery - Englobe Regeneration UK Ltd

  • DNAPL management with in-situ recovery and binding at Earl Pumping Station - Costain Vinci Grands Projets Bachy Soletanche Joint Venture (CVBJV)

  • Focused Source Zone Electric Resistive Heating (ERH) and Multi Phase Extraction (MPE) Remedy on a Former Carpark - Geosyntec Consultants

  • Forge Dam - Sanctus

  • Sustainable Remediation of a Site for School & Residential Use at Plaistow Road, London - Ramboll and Soilfix

  • Former British Steel Crosby Warren Landfill - ERM, Geotechnology Ltd and Darlow Lloyd & Sons Ltd

  • Stabilization of Lime Waste - Lostock Gralam - VertaseFLI

  • Brent Cross Town Regeneration - Turnkey Regeneration, Galldris Services, Waterman, Arup and Argent Related

  • Paragon Park -Dunton Environmental

  • Simpson Park Phase 2 - Tetra Tech

  • Auldcathie District Park, Winchburgh - Sweco UK Ltd, Winchburgh Developments Ltd, West Lothian Council, Optimised Environments Ltd, I & H Brown Ltd

  • Aire Park - Rhodar

  • Wirral Waters - Peel L&P's Wirral Waters

  • Brent Cross Town Regeneration - Turnkey Regeneration, Galldris Services, Waterman, Arup and Argent Related

  • Pendle Water Restoration Project, An Industrial Legacy re-imagined - Sanctus Ltd

  • Regeneration of the Former Ironbridge Power Station - Harworth Group plc

  • Equipment Works, Walthamstow - Telford Homes

  • St Martins Park - South Kesteven District Council

  • Vacant and Derelict Land Community-led Regeneration Project - Scottish Land Commission

  • Glan Llyn - St. Modwen Developments Ltd, SK Environmental Solutions and Pleydell Smithyman

  • Pendle Water Restoration Project, An Industrial Legacy re-imagined - Sanctus Ltd 

  • Helping to develop a contaminated soil law for the Israel Ministry of Environmental Protection - Ramboll

  • Wollongong Gasworks Remediation - Senversa


Shortlist for the Best Early Career Brownfield Professional Award


  • John Fitzgerald - Atkins

  • Harry Whittle - Delta-Simons

  • Kirsty Summers - RSK Geosciences

  • Catherine Cooper - Ramboll

  • Katy Woodhouse - Tetra Tech


Meet the Ceremony hosts

The Opening Keynote Address at this year's Awards ceremony will be given by Peter Freeman CBE, Chair of Homes England, and will be followed by an Address from Guest Speaker Roger Harrabin, Energy & Environment Analyst at BBC News.


Peter Freeman CBE, Chair of Homes England

After qualifying as a lawyer, Peter formed the Argent Group of property companies with his brother in 1981. Argent is known for major mixed-use projects like Brindleyplace in Birmingham, and King’s Cross and Brent Cross Town in London.


Peter has also been a non-executive director on several other property companies and a trustee of a number of charities connected with education, combating intolerance, and public performance art. He was shortlisted for the Wolfson Economic Prize on delivering garden cities in 2014 and was until October 2020 Chair of Mayfield Market Towns Ltd. Peter was the principal author of the 2020 Housing Sprint Report and became Chair of Homes England in October 2020.


Roger Harrabin, Former Energy & Environment Analyst at BBC News

Roger Harrabin is the BBC’s former Energy & Environment Analyst and is recognised as one of the world’s leading journalists and broadcasters, having reported on environmental issues since the 1980s. An influential figure in the British media, Roger has won many awards for broadcasting on issues related to sustainable development.


Roger studied English at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, and then began his journalism career in print before joining the BBC, reporting for programmes including Panorama, Newsnight, The World At One, The Ten O’Clock News and Radio 4’s Today programme and was the founder-presenter of the BBC environment programme “Costing the Earth”.


2022 Brownfield Award Categories

  1. Best Project Preparatory Work 

  2. Best Research, Innovation or Advancement of Science in the Brownfield Sector (sponsored by Englobe)

  3. Best Application of Innovative Digital Tools or Emerging Technology on a Brownfield Project (sponsored by SoilFLO)

  4. Best Public Engagement and Participation of a Brownfield Activity

  5. Best Application of Remediation Technologies (sponsored by NHBC)

  6. Best Remediation of a Smaller Site (sponsored by Envirolab)

  7. Best Sustainable Re-Use of Materials

  8. Best Sustainable Brownfield/Urban Regeneration/Infrastructure Scheme (sponsored by AECOM)

  9. Best Public Sector/Not for Profit Brownfield Project 

  10. Best Biodiversity Enhancement on a Brownfield Project (sponsored by Ramboll)

  11. Best International Project 

  12. Best Early Career Brownfield Professional 

  13. Judges’ Choice 

Brownfield Award Judges

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Ian Evans

Senior Technical Director, Arcadis

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Amy Juden

Associate, The Environmental Protection Group Ltd

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Alex Ferguson

Managing Director, Delta-Simons

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Lisa Hathway

Regional Manager South, GGS

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James Cartwright

Director, McAuliffe

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Ann Barker

Lead Officer Contaminated Land, City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council

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Frank Westcott

Director, Westenviro

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Richard Boyle

Senior Technical Manager,

Homes England

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Ian Grant

Editorial Director, Environment Analyst

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David Rudland

Contaminated Land Officer and Remediation Project Manager, Swindon Borough Council


Jonathan Atkinson

Technical Specialist Groundwater & Contaminated Land, Environment Agency

2021 Brownfield Awards Winners’ Guide

The 2021 Brownfield Awards Winners’ Guide is now available, so you can read the in-depth case studies of last year's 17 winning entries, and find information on the 2021 shortlisted submissions.

Beautiful Brownfields Photo Competition

The Beautiful Brownfields photography competition celebrates the artistic unusual and often extraordinary characteristics of brownfield land.

The winning photo will be judged on impact as well as its ability to fit the brief - seeing brownfield differently.


The winner will be announced at the Brownfield Awards Ceremony in London on 13 October 2022 and will receive one free ticket to one of Environment Analyst's upcoming events. 

Entries are now closed.

Previous entries can be viewed below.