Kier employees shortlisted for biodiversity award

Two Kier employees have been shortlisted for the prestigious 2018 BIG Biodiversity Champion Award, which recognises an individual who does ‘BIG things for biodiversity in construction’.

Jamie Edmonds of Kier Utilities (bottom left) and Dr James Littlemore of Kier Highways (bottom middle) are both in the running for this year’s award, which is decided via an online poll. The voting is now live and closes at 5pm on Monday 10 September.

Team Van Oord member Kier has also been shortlisted in three categories for the 2018 BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards which encourage sites, offices and depots to ‘do one thing’ for biodiversity.

Organised by the Construction Industry Research and Information Association (CIRIA), the annual awards recognise teams and projects that have ‘done their bit for the environment particularly well’.

The Kier nominated projects are:

Community Engagement Award

  • The Wexham Woodland, Wexham Park Hospital, Slough, Berkshire – Kier Construction, London

Medium/Large Scale Project of the Year Award

  • The Southern Strategic Support Main, North Somerset – Kier Utilities and Bristol Water
  • Highways Habit Connectivity in Devon and Cornwall – Kier Highways and Highways England

Temporary Award

  • Wedge House, Southwark, London – Kier Construction London

In 2017, the Cannington Flood Defence Scheme was shortlisted in the Medium Scale Permanent Award category.

The winners will be announced at the 2018 BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards’ ceremony in London on 12 September.

06 August 2018