Centre Of Excellence In Land Reclamation

The Centre of Excellence in Land Reclamation (CELR) has been created to develop a clearer understanding of the issues surrounding land reclamation in order to increase the quality and extent of brownfield regeneration.


The guide explores the potential for the historic environment and heritage assets to contribute positively to and serve as a catalyst for regeneration schemes, and the influence that sponsors, designers and regulatory authorities can have in the delivery of successful and sustainable outcomes.

The July 2010 edition of the CELR bulletin can now be downloaded; if you have any suggestions in terms of content or would like to be on the circulation list for the bi-monthly publication, please fee free to contact Veronica Barbaro, 0121 202 3260.

Many graduates aren't aware of the various career opportunities in brownfield regeneration or of the careers that sometimes involve working with brownfield land. There is a skills shortage in the sector and on the other hand there do not seem to be many work experience opportunities for skilled and competent graduates to get their foot in the door.

In a short 'Regen & Renewal' type questionnaire, Lisa Hawker, graduate engineer at Crossfield Consulting Limited talks about her way into a career in land remediation with good tips and guidance for those looking for inspiration.

If you have taken part in a succesful project which reflects good practice and would be of interest to other practitioners working with brownfield land, we can add it to the 'Examples of good practice' section of the CELR website. To do so, please fill out the case studies template available to download at the bottom of this page and email it to Veronica Barbaro.  

Further CELR activites

For further information on the Centre of Excellence in Land Reclamation or to register your interest in the upcoming events, please contact Veronica Barbaro at RegenWM on 0121 202 3260 or email veronica.barbaro@regenwm.org.

The Centre of Excellence in Land Reclamation team feel that now is the ideal time to bring together regional activities and resources, and for practitioner and delivery groups to have a stance on the direction the region will take regarding its brownfield agenda for housing and employment land.