Capita Symonds unveils ‘Green Room’ Events at Ecobuild

11 February 2010

Capita Symonds' Green Room at Ecobuild 2010

At this year’s Ecobuild - the world’s biggest conference for sustainable design, construction and the built environment - Capita Symonds will be hosting a series of events to explore how the design and infrastructure industry can provide some much needed impetus in reviving and driving the sustainability agenda.

Featuring lively debate and heated discussion, the events will be held in ‘Cityscape’, the Capita Symonds sponsored ‘Green Room’ which forms the spectacular centrepiece of Ecobuild.

Designed by Chelsea Flower Show winner Patrick Collins and Capita Symonds’ landplanning division - Capita Lovejoy - this 10x10x9 metre cube features a variety of green walls, ranging from traditional trellis systems to the very latest in living wall technology.

The events taking place in the ‘Green Room’ over the three days are as follows -

Good Design is Sustainable Design

Tuesday 2nd March, 17:45
Learn more about the work of the Sustainable Design Lab - a virtual centre of excellence helping Capita Symonds deliver best practice sustainable design – and take a look at the company’s 'DNA of good design' installation. 

Changing the DNA of Community Regeneration

Wednesday 3rd March, 07:45–09:30
Real regeneration is more than bricks and mortar or raising land values - it is about people and places. The challenge is how to balance the need to generate economic value and attract investment with delivering social value and sustainable lifestyles.
The following speakers will share their experiences and ideas for changing the DNA of community regeneration:

  • Joe Duckworth - CEO of Newham Council (a major site for London 2012);
  • Chris Brown - CEO of Igloo Regeneration; 
  • Liz Kessler - Urban designer and regeneration consultant who has recently delivered several public realm improvement projects for the EC1 New Deal for Communities (NDC).


Wednesday 3rd March, 17:45
Join us for drinks and nibbles at the end of another long day at the Ecobuild event.

Changing the DNA of Education Design

Thursday 4th March, 07:45–09:30
Sustainable school design has been with us since 2004, when The Academy of St Francis of Assisi in Liverpool opened and was hailed as Britain's first eco school. But where should sustainable school design go next? If we changed the DNA of education design could we create brighter futures for children, for communities and for the environment?
Capita Symonds has invited a panel of experts to deliver a series of short talks identifying how they would change the DNA of Education design and why:

  • Martin Hunt - Head of Built Environment at Forum of the Future 
  • Alison Davies - CABE enabler and Architect 
  • Ida Fabrizio - who runs the schools competition for Capital Growth 
  • Richard Woods - Capita Symonds' Lead Architect for The St Francis of Assisi Academy and CABE Schools Design Panel Member 
  • Taariq Mauthoor - Low Carbon Building Consultant from Capita Symonds

Ecobuild takes place from 2-4 March at Earl’s Court in London. For further information on the event go to

If you’d like to attend any of the above events please contact Emma Herman