This event was part of our Circular Economy Programme. For more events and activities, please see here.

Over reliance, and excessive disposal, of resources has brought the concept of the Circular Economy hurtling into the limelight. More client organisations are specifying circular outcomes in contracts and we are seeing an increase in guidance and reports to support a movement towards a Circular Economy.

As part of the UKGBC’s Circular Economy programme we will be running a series of activities to raise awareness and increase understanding within the built environment industry around Circular Economy, to support our wider programme of driving practical outcomes on projects.

On 17 July, UKGBC will convene a panel of experienced speakers and built environment professionals to discuss the merits of a circular economy and circular principles, and how these align with the wider sustainability agenda.

The event will be held at Burges Salmon’s Bristol office (Burges Salmon LLP, One Glass Wharf, Bristol, BS2 0ZX).

Registration with refreshments starts at 17.00. The debate starts at 17.30 promptly and will last approximately an hour followed by a networking reception where attendees are welcome to continue the discussion over drinks.

This is free to attend and open to UKGBC members and invited guests only. 

The Circular Economy Bristol debate will be chaired by Anna Surgenor, the lead on UKGBC’s Circular Economy Programme, with a panel of speakers. Chatham House rules will apply.


  • Michael Barlow, Partner, Burges Salmon
  • Tom Wood, Sustainability & Climate Change consultant, WSP
  • Selena Gray, Professor of Public Health, UWE, and Chair, West of England Nature Partnership

Who should attend

Anyone working in the built environment or interested in the circular economy.

Why attend

Gain a further understanding of Circular Economy principles and network with built environment professionals.

Book now to avoid disappointment.

Event details

Open to

All are welcome.