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Sustainable Construction Forum

Construction, Sustainability & Low Carbon

09/05/2024 9:00 am

09/05/2024 10:45 am

Nottingham Trent Univeristy, Nottinghamshire, NG1 4BU


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For further information on this event, please contact: The Policy Team on 0333 320 0333 or email


Kindly hosted by the Nottingham Trent University School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment Centre for Sustainable Construction and Retrofit, this session will focus on areas which support sustainable construction and the wider sector’s transition to net zero.


On the day the agenda will cover:

– A welcome to the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment Centre for Sustainable Construction and Retrofit, plus detail on associated work to close the green skills gap in the sector – Richard Bull, Deputy Dean School of Architecture, Design and Built Environment, Nottingham Trent University.

– Sustainable heritage sector regeneration and future office trends impacting the demand for sustainable real estate – Becky Valentine, Co-owner, Sustainability & Building Health Consultant and Victoria Green, Co-owner, Interior Design and Heritage Regeneration Consultant, Spenbeck.

– The Changing Landscape of Waste Management (Circular principles, True cost of Waste and Regulatory change) – Joel Garrity, National Business Development Manager and Harry Shepherd, National Business Development manager, Enva.

– Retford Circular Economy Project – Hive Aggregates, who are part of the Hive Energy Group, will detail their planning application for the Retford Circular Economy Project. The project aims to carefully extract pulverised fuel ash (PFA), waste ash formed from burning coal, which was transported from Cottam Coal Power Station in the 1970s – 1990s to the landfill site near Lound and Sutton cum Lound. The extraction process will allow it to be reused as a sustainable, domestic building product, the primary aim is to produce a sustainable replacement to Portland Cement – Jake Barnes-Gott, Director, Hive Aggregates.

Additional Information

This project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) in partnership with East Midlands Chamber.

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