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BRN event 2023 - impact of climate change


​Impacts of Climate Change on Brownfield Regeneration – Risks and Opportunities                                       

27 September at 13:00-14:30 BST, Online panel discussion


An increasing challenge for successfully regenerating Brownfield Land in the UK is shifting weather patterns associated with Climate Change. 

The past five years have seen an increasing trend of hotter, drier summers and milder wetter winters, interspersed with periods of abnormal (often wetter) weather.  The increased frequency and intensity of wet weather creates significant challenges for managing earthworks on brownfield sites including damage to soil structure, contaminated (and uncontaminated) silt run-off and increased fluctuations in groundwater levels. 

Post remediation, brownfield developments are also placing significant additional pressure on our fragile sewage and river systems due to the practice of diverting rainfall away from groundwater infiltration systems (e.g. soakaways) and into the sewage and river systems. 

These changes have wide ranging implications for developers, consultants and contractors alike – from the risk assessment and design stages through to site implementation (to programme / specification) and the potential need for ‘future-proofing’ remediation & earthworks projects in tandem with development levels and drainage for flood protection. 

Whilst there are clear risks, are there also opportunities for the brownfield regeneration industry to help deliver a more sustainable, circular economy – this topic will be explored with our expert panel, held with Brownfield & Regeneration Network premium partner Soilfix

Discussion Topics:

  • Extremes of rainfall and impacts upon the site, groundwater & river levels – what are the impacts on project / contract delivery, sustainable drainage solutions, flood risk, sewer discharge considerations?
  • Risk Assessments – what are the implications of climate change on ‘future-proofing’ and also potentially ‘looking back’?  Are we seeing projects where previous risk-based remediation or flood risk levels are no longer valid?
  • Carbon outputs of certain remediation & earthworks techniques – will we reach a point where certain techniques or approaches become redundant?


  • Steve Jackson, Director, Soilfix


  • Matt Timmins, Project Director - Midlands, Harworth
  • Matthew Bell, Flood Risk for Planning Lead, Tetra Tech Europe
  • Richard Clayton, Strategic Growth Director for Earth & Environment, WSP UK

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Brownfield Awards 2023 - for BRN


​Brownfield Awards 2023                                             

2 November 2023, Manchester


This year’s Brownfield Award winners will be revealed live at the Awards Ceremony on 2 November at the Kimpton Clocktower Hotel in Manchester. Reserve your place and join the brownfield community for an evening of celebration and entertainment.

Reserve your place

Outlining BR211


​Radon: Outlining the Fundamental Revisions of BR211 - Guidance on Protective Measures for New Dwellings 

7 November at 10-12:30 GMT, Online panel discussion


This CPD-certified online event will see a panel of experts outline the fundamental revisions of BR211: Guidance on Protective Measures for New Dwellings. Join the discussion and get an update on why the revisions were required, the radon protection system and the new section 7 included in BR211 where, for the first time, contractual responsibility is acknowledged.


  • Gavin Gillmore, Professor Emeritus, Bath Spa University & Director & Chairman, The Radon Council
  • Russell Lawley, Geoscientist, British Geological Survey
  • Michael Jaggs, Associate Director & Principal Trainer, Building Research Establishment
  • Peter Atchison, Director, PAGeotechnical, Radon Council member & co-author of the revised BR211
  • John Sparks, Global Operations Director, GeoShield, Radon Council Board Member &  co-author of the revised BR211

View the agenda and register here

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This event is held in partnership with Brownfield & Regeneration Network premium partner Geoshield and the Radon Council.

Developing historic landfills 2023


​Developing Historic Landfills                                    

6 December at 10:00 GMT, Online event


More information coming soon...

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Brownfield & Regeneration Network members will be able to register for free.

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​Brownfield Land Scotland 2024                                        

6 February 2024, Glasgow


This conference will bring together the Scottish brownfield and regeneration community to explore practical solutions for the improved investigation and development of brownfield and contaminated land in Scotland.

In addition to expert presentations, this event will give you the opportunity to regroup with your peers in-person and make new connections through multiple networking sessions, dedicated Q&A discussions and a networking drinks reception.

We will also be hosting our roundtable discussion sessions, so you can problem-solve with those experiencing the same challenges as you in a small, closed-group setting.

The event programme is currently being written and will be available later this year.

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