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festival of sustainability


Parkside and Strata Tiles are coming together to hold the Festival of Sustainability, The first IN A series of events that look at how to make more sustainable specification choices. CelebratING the ‘40 for 40’ initiative in partnership with the World Land Trust, The Festival also marks a commitment for Us to become net carbon neutral in 2022.


Taking place at the Barbican, the festival includes a packed agenda of speakers from the world of sustainability and topics set to spark conversations at the post-event unwind. The evening is intended for those involved in commercial interior specification that are interested in circular design and progressive thinking about lifestyle. 

The World Land Trust, greenspec and WRAP will begin the evening with a panel discussion on the positive actions you can now take to make more sustainable choices in specifications. Next, minds from Tudor Stonework, The Office Group, Woodalls Design and Make Architects will share their ambitions and contemplate what the future of sustainable design might look like. 
The session will wrap up with eco champions in Planq, King Celia Studio and Criaterra getting to grips with how to overcome the challenges of sustainability through innovation and alternatives, including office furniture and 100% natural and biodegradable wall tiles. 

Barbican Centre
Wednesday 27 October 2021, 6pm -10pm








Dan Bradbury from the World Land Trust, Greenspec and Lewis Jones of WRAP will begin the evening’s discussions with the positive actions you can now take to make more sustainable choices in specifications. The panel will cover our landmark ’40 for 40’ initiative with the World Land Trust and clear up some of the confusion surrounding sustainable specification systems.

Future of sustainability in construction

We’ll be joined by sustainable minds from Tudor Stonework, Make Architects, Woodalls Design and The Office Group as they share sustainability ambitions, reveal design strategies and contemplate exactly what the future of sustainable design might look like.

Kevin Conroy of Tudor Stonework, Jana Rock of Make Architects, Ana Rita Martins of Woodalls Design and Claire McPoland of The Office Group.

Circular economy: sustainability around us

The night’s programme will finish with eco champions. Anthony Gray from sustainable office furniture manufacturer, Planq, Jessica Piddock of King Celia Studios and Criaterra’s Adital Ela will explore how design and specification is driving change towards a circular economy through innovation. 

Session speakers: Anthony Gray of Planq, Jessica Piddock of King Celia Studios and Adital Ela of Criaterra. 


'40 for 40' in support of the world land trust


‘40 for 40’ is a landmark programme for Parkside and Strata Tiles. For every square metre of tiles with over 40 per cent recycled content purchased from Parkside or Strata Tiles, the companies will donate 40 pence to World Land Trust, through the conservation charity’s Buy an Acre programme that preserves crucial natural habitats.