Event overview

Organiser: Environment Analyst / Brownfield Briefing

We're pleased to announce a new webinar featuring representatives from Heathrow Airport, Wood and Grimshaw, offering insights into the Heathrow Expansion programme, a project unparalleled in the UK for its scale and complexity - and one which incorporates sustainability at the heart of its design intent in keeping with the UK’s aim to be a global climate leader.

An Integrated Design Team (IDT) comprising seven companies (Arup, Atkins, Grimshaw, Jacobs, Mott MacDonald, Quod and Wood) was appointed in 2016 - tasked with delivering the mega infrastructure project and making Heathrow’s expansion an exemplar in terms of quality and sustainable development, aligning with Project 13 principles. The breadth of the IDT is unusual in that is also includes planning and environmental expertise as well as the standard engineering and design capabilities.

The webinar provides a forum for senior representatives of the IDT to share their experiences to date (and take Q&A) on the benefits, challenges and successful outcomes garnered through the innovative partnership model two years into the design process, with a focus on: 

  • Working in a way that is truly multidisciplinary, collaborative, efficient and agile over a sustained period of intensive design within a uniquely structured industry model
  • Placing sustainability at the core of design: how the IDT is working with  Heathrow to take a lead in addressing and reducing the environmental impact of the airport’s expansion and effecting genuine community engagement
  • Facilitating a smooth transition from design and planning into the delivery and operation - championing the ICE blueprint for major infrastructure delivery programmes, Project 13

The webinar is free for corporate members of Environment Analyst's Market Intelligence Service or Development + Infrastructure Service. For non-members the price to attend is £99.


George Davies, Heathrow

George has been with Heathrow since January 2010 in senior environmental management and airport development roles. He is currently leading the environmental sustainability strategy for the airport’s expansion programme, including responsibility for the production of the Environmental Statement which will accompany the DCO application in summer 2020.  He joined the airport following a career working as a HSE consultant for an international aviation systems and services company leading performance improvement projects across Europe, North America and the Far East.  He began his career working for the UK’s Environment Agency.

Toby Gibbs, Wood

Toby is Wood’s global Environmental Sciences capability lead. The 1500-strong Wood Environmental Sciences team covers the wide range of environmental technical disciplines that make up Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). A specialist in the environmental impacts of transport activities, particularly aviation, Toby has EIA experience in the UK, Europe, Africa and Europe, and currently is Wood’s lead representative on the Heathrow Airport Integrated Design Team, engaged to provide environmental support to the development of the Airport's expansion proposals.

Jolyon Brewis, Grimshaw

Since joining Grimshaw in 1998, Jolyon has fulfilled several senior leadership roles, including a period as the practice’s Chief Executive from 2011 to 1015. His architectural portfolio is defined by its diversity, covering a broad range of sectors and scales, including Eden Project in Cornwall and new Eden Project destinations, the Rolls Royce Motor Cars headquarters in West Sussex, and airport projects at Stansted and Heathrow, including the current expansion programme’s Integrated Design Team.