Building with Nature: Transforming Spaces, Transforming Futures

Building With Nature Awards

In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, sustainability isn’t just a buzzword, it’s a necessity. Companies worldwide are realising that integrating nature into their operations is not only an ethical choice but also a strategic one. This concept is reshaping the way we think about design, construction and development.

Building with Nature (BwN) is the UK’s first green infrastructure benchmark and shows what could and should be achieved through intelligent and creative design thinking. This shared framework of principles and knowledge is providing ecologists, landscape architects, and planning consultants with evidence-based guidance on how to deliver innovative and high-quality green infrastructure throughout the development process. Incorporating these green infrastructure principles prioritises ecological integrity, climate resilience, human connection to nature, community wellbeing and long-term sustainability.

Developments and projects that meet the high standards and principles set within the BwN framework may be considered for a Building with Nature Award. These awards are externally verified by Approved Assessors, who have the specialist expertise and experience necessary to guide developers through the certification process.

Our Commitment to Building with Nature

Shaping a sustainable and equitable environment for life is at the core of what we do at TEP and we are constantly evolving to ensure we can continue to provide innovative and forward-thinking transformative solutions for our clients and communities.

We are proud to announce that we now have two accredited BwN Assessors, Tom Young and Maggie Fennell Wells, both of whom can give guidance and assistance to clients looking to attain a prestigious BwN Award. Below we showcase two examples where TEP has advised and acted as an accredited BwN assessor for the client, securing a Building with Nature (BwN) Award for the scheme.

Lea Castle – Design Award
Plymouth Central Park – Full Award

Please contact TEP Associate Tom Young ( or TEP Principal Green and Blue Infrastructure Consultant Maggie Fennell Wells ( to learn more about how our accredited assessors can support you in attaining a Building with Nature Award and help build a more sustainable and resilient future.