The UK’s Most Sustainable Venues

Church House

Church House’s goals are not only to be sustainable through their practices but also rehabilitate any damage that has been done to the environment. They want “to go beyond the status quo and see techniques and approaches that position us ahead of other actors in our sector.” At Church House you will find recyclable glass bottles, energy efficient and sustainable products and devices, use of green electricity (solar panels etc.) and sustainable seasonal produce. The venue can accommodate big meetings, with 13 different spaces to choose from the venue can hold up to 664 people. 

15 Hatfields

This Venue is one of the most sustainable venues in the UK. They ensure that everything that can be sustainable is to the furthest degree. They use fairly traded food that is sourced by sustainability caterers – Eden Caterers. They use tech instead of paper and make sure any equipment that is needed for your event is provided. This way transportation emissions are low.  They hold certificates such as, the Green Tourism Gold Award and the NQA Sustainable Development Management Scheme. The venue is located in Southbank London and can hold up to 550 people.

The Crystal

Created by Siemens, the main choice for sustainable events in London. It Is also home to the biggest exhibition on sustainability. The venue has earned the achievements ‘Outstanding’ from BREEAM and ‘Platinum’ from LEED. The building has 70% less emissions than similar buildings. The venue hosts 14 meeting spaces that can hold up to 500 people and also includes a 270-seat auditorium. The venue is located in Newham, London and can be reached via the DLR (Docklands Light Railway).

Lord’s Cricket Ground

Lord’s is a very spacious venue; with great views and classic décor it makes up to be a very classy location. On top of the extremely great event space they use 100% renewable energy from wind turbines, donate unused food locally, use any wasted food to generate electricity or energy they need and they have also banned single use plastics. The venue uses paper straws and introduced a reusable cup scheme and have installed many water fountains to drink from. Lord’s are definitely setting a great example and taking the right steps to a better future of sustainability.

BMA House

The home of the British Medical Association. BMA House won “The Greenest Venue” at the Hirespace awards in 2018 through their innovations in social and environmental impact. They had two campaigns ‘corporate sustainability and health group’ and ‘take the stairs campaign’ for their staff. They were created for the 500 employees to reduce each employee’s carbon footprint. The venue also encourages paperless and videoconferencing and recommended only sustainable suppliers to people hiring the space. They have reduced their carbon footprint by 69%, cut their water waste by 5.4 million litres a year and recycle up to 46,700kg of waste since 2019. 

Wellcome Collection

Wellcome Collection were finalists for the best sustainability initiative at the 2019 London Venue Awards. They have reduced its Co2 emissions by 7.7 tonnes after implementing a food wastage system, they supply reusable glass bottles during any event, and converts any waste into energy – the venue does not use landfill processes. If you want something a bit less formal This quirky venue would be a great choice for sustainability.