Standards of wellbeing: WELL, Fitwel or the new BREEAM?


Wellbeing is an increasingly popular concept in the construction industry with numerous certifications and standards being generated to help guide us on the best way to build and design the spaces we live in.

However, there is growing confusion as to what we should take from these standards; which one is best, how we should apply them and what they mean for past, current and future buildings and their occupants. Moreover, there is scepticism emerging amongst professionals as to whether the certifications really matter and if we should just be taking the wellbeing principles on board.

This breakfast talk aims to abate the growing confusion that surrounds these standards and is intended for professionals in the construction industry who are looking to understand:

  • What the different wellbeing standards (WELL Building Standard, Fitwel and BREEAM) do
  • How to apply the wellbeing standards to the practice
  • What the wellbeing standards mean for the future of construction
  • What a wellbeing certified project looks like and the long-term impacts

Presentations from experts who have worked with the standards will be given, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A in the hope to demystify these standards and help you work out what is the best thing for you and/or your practice.

Landsec will aslo be giving a presentation on their new headquarters in Victoria, the first workplace in the world to achieve both WELL CertifiedTM Silver and BREEAM Outstanding.

Speakers include:

 – Vicki Lockhart, director of buisness development for Europe at International WELL Building Institute (IWBI)

 – Edward Garrod, principal and head of sustainability at MEP Engineers Elementa Consulting, and Europe’s first Fitwel Ambassador

 – Dr Christopher Ward, principal consultant at BRE Group

 – Edward Dixon, special projects manager at Landsec 

 – Elaine Toogood, senior architect with expertise in concrete and sustainability at The Concrete Centre (Chair) 


Registration will open at 8.30am with a light breakfast before the start of the presentations at 9.00am. 

The event will end at 10.30am.

(If you are unable to view the Eventbrite booking form above, please click here). 

Please note that Student IDs will be checked at the door. 


This event is part of the #MakingWellbeing event series.