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Day 1. 10 HS2 supply chain management, sustainable specifying


This session will discuss the development of design guidance and requirements and the importance of the progressive design assurance process.

Chair: Sue Morgan, CEO of the Landscape Institute

Currently CEO for the Landscape Institute, focused on shaping the next strategic plan, development and implementation at a pivotal point in the LI's history.

Previously, at Design Council, overseeing the expansion and growth of a diverse portfolio of projects and programmes – first as Director of Architecture and the Built Environment, then Executive Director, and finally as Interim CEO, leading and shaping, strategic and operational delivery for Design Council.

A 25-year-plus career in the built environment, urban renewal and placemaking includes the delivery of the National Design Guide, High Streets Task Force, Home of 2030, and work with major infrastructure clients such as Network Rail and Highways England. Prior to joining Design Council, Sue has worked as CEO of Wandle Valley Regional Park Trust, founder of placemaking consultancy Around the Block Ltd. Is a landscape architect by training and further education lecturer. She has held senior positions with London local authorities, Groundwork London, Building Services Research Information Association (BSRIA), and a number of London Urban Study Centres. She is also a director of the Parks Alliance, a Civic Trust Buildings and Landscape Awards Assessor, and has judged a number of prestigious awards, including the Landscape Institute, New London, AJ Architecture, and Pineapples Awards.

Notable consultancy work includes project management for the restoration of the celebrated brutalist Grade2* listed Alexandra and Ainsworth Janet Jack/. Neave Brown Estate in Camden with J and L Gibbons and Erect Architecture. Attracting LI, RTPI and Horticulture Week awards for work in the Wandle Valley and securing over 1.7 million investment for Wandle Valley Regional Park.

Formed a consultancy business called Sue Morgan Consulting in 2002 and went on to form Around the Block Ltd in April 2007 and started her career as one of the last apprentice gardeners for the Greater London Council, 


Christoph Brintrup, Head of Landscape at HS2 Ltd

Christoph is the Head of Landscape at HS2. He is a naturally creative person who is passionate about good design. In his current role, Christoph’s key responsibility is to ensure that the HS2 railway integrates into the surrounding landscape and that a high level of social, economic, and environmental benefits are achieved.


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