Lydia Dutton is a Project Manager (Environmental) at Argent (Property Development) Services LLP, one of the country’s most respected developers. She joined Argent in 2012 after 5 years in sustainability consultancy at JLL, working particularly with institutional investors on responsible portfolio management. Lydia is a graduate of Oxford University where she read Geography.
Since joining Argent, Lydia has taken on responsibility for environmental management and delivery of sustainable developments. At King’s Cross Lydia is working with project teams through the design, construction and operation of the projects to minimise environmental impacts.
Through her involvement on the UKGBC members committee, Camden Climate Change Alliance Advisory Board and King’s Cross St Pancras Business Partnership Green Charter Steering Group, Lydia is able to identify best practice approaches to sustainability that may assist delivery at Argent, as well as share best practice to enhance delivery of sustainable development even more broadly. Lydia too has opportunity to share how sustainability is integrated into King’s Cross and Argent activities at industry events.
Whilst Lydia’s focus is on the redevelopment and regeneration of 67 acres of former railway land at King’s Cross she also liaises with the Argent teams in Birmingham and Manchester and will be taking a greater lead in sustainability at these sites as they progress.
Opportunities like King’s Cross do not come around often. That’s why when they do, it is vital to create a sustainable place. A community with a long-term future that has minimal impact on the environment. This has been a guiding principle at King’s Cross. There are many aspects to creating sustainable places. At King’s Cross it has included everything from promoting energy efficiency to encouraging green transport. From reuse of heritage buildings to a massive program of tree planting. From sustainable building design to ensuring social and cultural diversity. Put these things together and King’s Cross becomes one of the most sustainable major developments in the UK. A place that respects its environment, its past and its future.