Thrings sponsors development time capsule event

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Carbon neutrality and sustainability in the development industry was the talking point at an event sponsored by Thrings in Bristol last week.

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) event on 27 June, entitled ‘Letters to the Designers of Tomorrow’, saw a series of speakers all focused on how the development industry is likely to change for coming generations and was run in partnership with Women in Property.

An all-female panel discussing the potential future impacts of the government’s net carbon zero initiatives was chaired by Ros Trotman, Partner in the Planning team and Head of Development of Land, with a constructive debate on topics ranging from how individuals, businesses and the council can be more sustainable to what building practices and materials will help achieve climate-friendly goals in the future.

Also on the panel were:

  • Georgina Taylor, Principal Sustainability Consultant & Chartered Environmentalist for engineers Hydrock;
  • Dr Natasha Watson, UK Embodied Carbon Lead for Structures at engineering consultants Buro Happold;
  • Cllr Nicola Beech, Bristol City Council Cabinet Member with responsibility for Strategic Planning, Resilience & Floods.

The event, held at Spike Island in Bristol and organised by Thrings paralegal Alice Brydon and the CIBSE committee, culminated in attendees being invited to contribute their thoughts on the themes of the evening to a time capsule which will be opened in 2030.

Following the event, Ros Trotman, Head of Development of Land, said: “It was great to see the turnout and engagement at the event, with people from across the development industry from engineers and architects to environmental consultants and – of course – lawyers, all putting forward their views.

“We’ve had some excellent feedback from attendees and I want to thank colleagues from Thrings, CIBSE and Women in Property for their support in organising this event the event. I am certain the time capsule will provide some fascinating insight for future generations to consider.”

The Thrings Development of Land team are experienced specialists in all aspects of the built environment, working with landowners, developers and businesses. To find out how they can assist in the success of your development project, get in touch.


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