The highly-esteemed Brownfield Awards, now in their 19th year, bring together the brownfield community to celebrate the excellent work undertaken by organisations and project partnerships, through the use of innovative techniques, awareness of sustainability, engagement with stakeholders and best practice.
Entries to the 2023 Awards are now closed - thank you to everyone who entered and congratulations to the shortlisted organisations!
The winning entries will be revealed live at the Brownfield Awards Ceremony, which is moving location to the Kimpton Clocktower Hotel in Manchester on 2 November! Make sure to reserve your place at the Ceremony and join hundreds of your peers for an evening of celebration and entertainment. This year, we're holding a silent auction to raise funds for Embassy Village, our chosen charity. Mark your calendars and get ready to bid on incredible items, all in support of a great cause.
2023 Brownfield Award Categories
Best Project Preparatory Work Sponsored by NHBC
Planning and conduct of site investigations, including use of the National Quality Mark Scheme (where applicable), conceptual modelling, and/or development of a remediation strategy which both demonstrates best practice and provides a sound basis for remediation, verification and subsequent use or development of a brownfield site.
Best Research or Application in the Advancement of Science, Technology or Digital Innovation in the Brownfield Sector Sponsored by SoilFLO
Evidenced by a published academic or industry-led research project, or guidance document, or the practical application of a scientific, technological, or digital-based innovation leading to enhanced procedures and / or processes in the brownfield sector. Demonstration of the broad potential impact and value of its application should be shown.
Best Public Engagement and Participation of a Brownfield Activity
Demonstrating the positive impact and contribution made by a brownfield regeneration project delivered in collaboration with all stakeholders and encouraging the participation and involvement of local communities.
Best Application of Remediation Technologies Sponsored by EnviroLab
Effective use of appropriate ex-situ or in-situ remediation technologies, whether alone or in combination, on a brownfield site. Demonstration of robust project closure and verification, with sign off by the appropriate regulator if applicable.
Best Sustainable Re-Use of Materials Sponsored by Soilfix
Sustainable and beneficial re-use of material in a brownfield development or brownfield-led infrastructure project. Must quantify materials re-used and demonstrate compliance with legislation, guidance, codes of practice, and agreement by the appropriate regulator. Ideally should demonstrate an innovative approach to working towards net zero goals.
Best Sustainable Brownfield / Urban Regeneration / Infrastructure Scheme Sponsored by i2 Analytical
Excellence in the delivery of any aspect of the sustainable regeneration of a brownfield or development, or brownfield-led infrastructure project, led by a multidisciplinary team. Entries should clearly show real positive economic, environmental, and social impacts, clearly linked to Sustainable Development Goals and demonstrating Social Value.
Best Public Sector / Not for Profit Brownfield Project Sponsored by Englobe
Excellence in any aspect of brownfield development or a brownfield-led infrastructure project, where the project is led by a public sector or not for profit organisation. The Award could be entered by consultants and contractors on behalf of their client, but, if so, the winner would be the public sector / not for profit organisation.
Best Biodiversity Enhancement on a Brownfield Project
Demonstration of positive impact on, or enhancement of, the natural environment and local ecosystems in a brownfield development or brownfield-led infrastructure project. Long-term planning of a regenerative approach to enhance biodiversity and amenity value should be demonstrated.
Best Overseas Project
This Award is open to any organisation who has leveraged experience via the export market or is based outside of the UK to deliver excellence in any aspect of a brownfield development or brownfield-led infrastructure project overseas.
Best Early Career Brownfield Professional Sponsored by AGS
Entries can be submitted by the individual, the employer or jointly. The entrant should have no more than 7 years relevant brownfield experience up to 2023. This may comprise accumulated ‘full time equivalent’ experience of 7 years whilst working part-time or around an extended period of absence. The judges welcome submissions from both young professionals and those who have made a career move into the Brownfield sector.
Technical Lead of the Year Award
Entries can be submitted by the individual, or employer / peer nomination and will be awarded to an individual who can demonstrate excellence in leading the delivery of any aspect of a brownfield development or brownfield-led infrastructure project.
Judges’ Choice Award
This Award is not open to applications, but is awarded at the Judges’ discretion after considering all winning entries this year.
Discover this year’s winners at the 2023 Brownfield Awards Ceremony on 2 November at the Kimpton Clocktower Hotel in Manchester.
Reconnect and unwind with the brownfield community during an evening of celebration, as we announce this year's winners live.
This year, we're holding a silent auction to raise funds for Embassy Village, our chosen charity. Mark your calendars and get ready to bid on incredible items, all in support of a great cause.
To reserve your place at the Ceremony, or for information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the Date
The photos from the 2022 Ceremony are available below.
Brownfield Award Judges
Lead Officer Contaminated Land, City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
Senior Technical Director, Arcadis
Associate, The Environmental Protection Group Ltd
Former Managing Director, Delta-Simons
Environmental Manager, Helix
Editorial Director, Environment Analyst
Contaminated Land Officer and Remediation Project Manager, Swindon Borough Council
Technical Director, CL:AIRE
We are thrilled to announce Embassy Village as this year's chosen charity for the 2023 Brownfield Awards. Embassy Village is a Manchester-based charity dedicated to addressing one of the most pressing issues affecting our society – homelessness.
Silent Charity Auction: Uniting for a Cause
This year, we're delighted to announce we’re holding a Silent Charity Auction that promises not only the opportunity to win exciting experiences, but also the chance to make a real difference because all contributions will be donated to 'The Embassy'.