VIRTUAL: Sustainable Urban Regeneration in Aberdeen City and Shire: Plans, Opportunities, Challenges


Local Authority, Designer and Prime Contractor presentations on renovation projects in Aberdeen City and Shire

Online - Webinar

Date & time

Tuesday, 7 July 2020, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City Councils have ambitious plans to reduce carbon emissions in line with Scottish Government’s ambition to achieve Net Carbon Zero by 2045. 

This involves the need to tackle not only energy usage in buildings but wider impacts such as choice of materials, waste management and the adoption of circular economy models.

To achieve their ambitions, both Councils will need new, innovative approaches to projects and the need to engage the wider supply chain who will be delivering the works.

This business byte will consider what this might mean in the context of urban regeneration with reference to some proposed regeneration projects in Peterhead, Fraserburgh and Aberdeen (e.g. Union Terrace Gardens).  It will explore what issues need to be considered and how to build the right supply chain relationships that will enable this.  It will include input from both Councils, planners, designers and prime contractors.


Aberdeenshire’s sustainability strategy: implications for the built environment    

Joel Evans, Team Leader Sustainability and Climate Change (Acting) – Aberdeenshire Council

Stuart Calderwood, Community Benefits & Sustainable Procurement Manager - Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire and Highland Councils


Regeneration and building sustainability into the supply chain

Shaun Norman, Environment Planner, Aberdeenshire Council

Ross McCleary, Fraserburgh 2021 Project Coordinator


Delivering sustainable outcomes: Balfour Beatty

Professor Steve Petrie, Business Performance Director, Balfour Beatty

Dr Theo Dounas, Learning Excellence Leader, Robert Gordon University


Collaboration for sustainable regeneration in Aberdeen - Projects/ Placemaking/ Policies

(including Marischal Square, Broad Street, Union Terrace Gardens)

Tara Gavan, Senior Project Officer, Aberdeen City Council 

Nigel McDowell, Senior Planner (Urban Design), Aberdeen City Council


Reducing cost, driving innovation and minimising waste through the circular economy

Terri Vogt, Project Manager Circular Economy, Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce



The event is aimed at anyone in the construction supply chain including contactors, materials suppliers, project managers and procurement and sustainability professionals.


Energy and Carbon

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