MIPIM: What is the value of a healthy building?

10 Mar 2017


What does it really mean to create a ‘healthy building’? Alex Ferguson of Delta-Simons will be taking part in Arup's discussion at MIPIM this year to uncover how health and wellbeing are shaping the built environment.

How can our urban environment be designed to support healthier lifestyles? And what are the cost implications of integrating wellbeing into design?  Buildings that promote personal health and wellbeing are becoming an increasing priority across the built environment, for designers, developers, operators and tenants alike. But given the complicated interplay of factors that create occupant wellbeing, the subject is still an unfamiliar, specialist field.

Arup are hosting a discussion on the Evidence yacht on Thursday 16th March at MIPIM featuring industry and property experts, how to make investments in wellbeing that create brilliant work or living spaces, new design approaches to make this possible and how built assets can produce long-term health benefits.

Panel members include:

Martin Townsend – Director, BRE Group

Martin will discuss how buildings can become both sustainable and healthy, drawing on work by the new partnership between WELL and BREEAM.

Colin Sinclair – Chairman,  Bruntwood Liverpool and Chief Executive, Liverpool Knowledge Quarter

With a leading role in creating one of Europe’s leading Innovation Districts Colin will discuss the vital role of health and wellbeing in individual workplaces and across cities of the future.

Sarah Welton – Technical Programs and Support, International WELL Building Institute

Sarah will share her insight into the WELL building Standard’s ongoing development.

Alex Ferguson – Managing Director, Delta-Simons Environmental Consultants

Alex will discuss his practical experience of  implementing health and wellbeing measures into developments, with reference to a major new industrial sector project in the UK which is aiming to achieve BREEAM Excellent, EPC "A" ratings as well as the WELL Building Standard certification.  Read article here.

Katie Wood – Director of Operations Consulting, Arup

Katie has led a wide variety of healthcare programmes. She will explain how the built environment leads to health outcomes, good and bad, before examining wellbeing initiatives at the community level.

The event is to be held at 09:00-11:00am, Thursday 16th March 2017 on Evidence Yacht, near the Jetee Albert Edouard, next to the Palais des Festivals.  This is a closed event but please register your interest to register here - submitting your full name, organisation and role.

Read more about Delta-Simons' Wellbeing services.