New London Architecture

Mel Allwood

Director and Sustainability Leader


Mel Allwood
Mel Allwood is Director and Sustainability leader for Arup London’s Building group. She and her team currently work with a number of the world’s leading property asset owners, investors and developers on net zero carbon strategies at both the portfolio, urban district and individual building level. A number of these projects relate to London-based assets. 

Mel focuses on the delivery of design interventions that optimise the environmental performance of buildings in terms of embodied carbon, material consumption, construction waste and operational resource use.  An environmental engineer and chartered environmentalist, Mel and her team have a reputation for innovative and market-leading use of environmental assessment tool such as BREEAM, LEED and WELL and have achieved a number of UK and global ‘firsts’ in the field of sustainable building certification. 

Mel is skilled in developing workable solutions across the project lifecycle and in engaging project team members to deliver these solutions effectively within budget and programme constraints. 

NLA Expert Panel member for the Net Zero programme #NLANetZero

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