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This text was provided by Sir Robert McAlpine.


Leading UK building and civil engineering company Sir Robert McAlpine and Hammerson Plc, a major owner, manager and developer of retail property, have been working to encourage the uptake of Natural Capital Accounting within the UK construction industry.

The companies jointly published a report in collaboration with Trucost entitled “Designing for Natural Capital: Understanding and Communicating the Natural Capital Benefits of Built Asset Design Improvements”. 

With the study having confirmed to Sir Robert McAlpine and Hammerson the value of natural capital accounting, they were keen to share the analysis and the lessons learned to encourage further uptake.

Towards the end of last year the companies co-hosted an event entitled “Communicating the Natural Capital Benefits of Built Asset Design” for key clients and consultants across the industry.

There was a lot of interest among those present in how natural capital accounting can be used to help inform better design decisions in the UK construction industry, and both Sir Robert McAlpine and Hammerson are now looking to further develop the tool on future projects.

To find out more about the event, you can read summary articles from both Hammerson and Sir Robert McAlpine