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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.

2021 Award winners

Winner of Best Project Preparatory Work


Winner of Best Scientific/Technical/Digital Advance or Innovation

Winner of Best Industry Innovation / Adaptation To Covid-19

  • Arcadis (UK) Limited and Vale Europe Limited for their entry Acton Refinery Decommissioning, Demolition And Remediation

Highly commended entry:


Winner of Best Public Engagement And Participation (Sponsored by Celtic)


Winner of Best Application Of Remediation Technologies

  • Celtic Technologies Ltd for their entry Tank Source Remediation Works Using An Enclosure

Highly commended entry:

Winner of Best Remediation Of A Smaller Site


Highly commended entry:

  • Seed Environmental Ltd for their entry Thermal Remediation At A Domestic Property

Winner of Best Project Closure/Verification

Highly commended entry:

Joint winners of Best Re-use Of Materials

Winner of Best Urban Regeneration/ Brownfield Scheme (Sponsored by AECOM)


Joint winners of Best International Project

Winner of Best Public Sector/Not For Profit Led Project

  • RPS for their entry Remediation Of East Tip, Haulbowline Island

Highly commended entry:

Winner of Best Infrastructure Project

Winner of Best Biodiversity Enhancement


Winner of Judges' Choice Awards

Winner of Best Young Brownfield Professional

  • Rae Watney, Leeds City Council

Watch the 2021 Awards Ceremony

The 2021 Brownfield Awards were a big success, attracting over 200 industry professionals. Each attendee had access to their own dedicated virtual awards table, entertainment from the talented Chris Turner, as well as an exclusive viewing of the live ceremony announcing the winners. 

2021 Beautiful Brownfields Photo Competition

The winner of the 2021 Beautiful Brownfields photography competition is Joshua Cuming, Soilfix, for his photo ‘Reflection on sustainable hydrocarbon remediation’.


This photography competition aims to celebrate the artistic unusual and often extraordinary characteristics of brownfield land. 

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