BSRIA 2016 Briefing – Matthew Webster of British Land added to the agenda

BSRIA is delighted to announce the final speaker to the line-up at its flagship event – the annual Briefing and lunch – Matthew Webster, Head of Wellbeing and Future-proofing, British Land. The event will look at the issue of performance and wellbeing beyond compliance and will be held at the Brewery, in London, on Friday 11th November 2016. The main sponsor is Trend.

Matthew Webster – Head of Wellbeing and Future-proofing – British Land

Matthew is head of wellbeing and future-proofing, British Land, and is passionately committed to working towards a sustainable future, with proven ability to develop, lead and deliver projects. He believes innovation, new technologies and creative thinking are essential approaches to delivering sustainable outcomes.

At British Land Matthew leads on the development and delivery of the Wellbeing and Futureproofing focus areas, working across the business to ensure consistency of approach and alignment with the corporate strategy of delivering Places People Prefer. He represents British Land at external working groups, including the Better Building Partnership and UK Green Building Council. He is taking a lead role in sharing and enthusing business with developing approach for 2020 strategy

Julia Evans, Chief Executive, BSRIA said:

“We are delighted that Matthew has agreed to be a speaker at this prestigious event and completing the packed agenda. We know that he is an excellent speaker – and an expert of the field of wellbeing and future-proofing – with lots to say – so our members and audience will not be disappointed. Of course – there will be plenty of opportunity for ‘q&a’.”

Performance and wellbeing beyond compliance

In order for a building to perform in a way which meets the needs of the users; designers, contractors, building service engineers and FMs alike are responsible for the environments they build or manage. Various legislation is already in place to ensure the bare minimum of comfort is achieved but in order to achieve the demands of an ever changing hi-tech world our industry needs to be embracing higher standards of environmental performance to improve wellbeing, comfort and productivity of the occupants.

This event takes a look at the ideas and concepts both new and currently being used in our industry and also what we can learn from other industries to enable people to be comfortable and productive in their day to day endeavours.

The Briefing takes the form of a morning briefing followed by a luncheon with a guest speaker. It is well-established in the industry calendar drawing a wide range of attendees from all sectors, commencing at 9.00 am.

Other speakers include: Rt Hon Lord (Paddy) Ashdown GCMG CH KBE PC, Nicola Gillen, European Practice Lead for Strategy Plus, AECOM; Professor Stephen Holgate, MRC Professor of Immunopharmacology at the University of Southampton; Ben Roberts, Senior Mechanical Engineer, Hoare Lea & Partners and Roderic Bunn, Building Performance Analyst, BSRIA. The Chair is Sarah Ratcliffe, Progamme Director, Better Buildings Partnership.

The lunch is at 13:00: the event will close at 15.30. More detailed information on the event is available at:
Briefing 2016: performance and wellbeing beyond compliance.