Finally the winds of change are blowing, but what next? Ronan Leyden, our head of sustainable places, has some ideas
Head of Sustainable Places
As Head of Bioregional’s Sustainable Places team I provide expertise on how to use our One Planet Living framework across masterplan and design briefs, construction and operation of new homes, communities and businesses.
With particular expertise in energy and carbon, the circular economy, corporate reporting, waste minimisation and reuse as well as BREEAM and environmental metrics, my recent work includes projects for Land Securities, Legal & General, U&I, Kingfisher Group, Careys and Skanska.
I previously led Bioregional’s work on the London 2012 Olympics, working on-site to help achieve the ambitious 98% target for recycling and reuse of construction and demolition waste.
I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Housing and City Planning, an MSc in Design for Sustainability, and a BSc in Physics and Philosophy and I’m a Practitioner of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment.
As well as my role at Bioregional I am also Senior Development Manager at Bioregional Homes, where we are creating new, locally affordable, truly sustainable homes using our One Planet Living framework.
I helped run a national programme of co-design workshops for the Building Schools for the Future programme. We took a muti-disciplinary approach to involving the end users in shaping their school environments.
I am busy learning how to be a dad to my ever-growing little boy and doing eco-renovation on a creaky Victorian terraced house.