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We are now inviting submissions for 2020 higher education estates forum 19-20 March’s seminar programme on addressing the issues in higher education estate development.

Theme: The challenges HE face delivering future estates and facilities


Topics to be covered:

Sustainability. With a rising awareness for the need for sustainability and students demanding transparency, how are UK universities demonstrating improved sustainability? Decarbonisation– how can we achieve carbon zero targets? Energy takes up 18.7% of total property costs. Demonstrate how to reduce output and costs.

Research hubs development has increased by 50,000 sq m to 900,000 sq m this year

Student accommodation

How can building design impact on student mental health across campus?

Sports facilities can be a huge draw for students – how can universities position themselves to compete?

Modern methods of construction – modular vs traditional?

Please email a brief outline of your proposal to brittany@hee-forum.co.uk

Speakers at the hee forum 2020

LSE Centre Building Project

Tracy Meller, Partner and Architect, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSH+P).

In October 2013, following an International Design Competition, RSHP were appointed help the LSE realise their ambitious brief for a new teaching and faculty building which would embody the values of the institution by promoting collaboration and excellence.

RSHP partner and project Lead Tracy Meller proposes to talk about the journey that has taken them from concept to completed building.

The Impact of Accommodation Environments on Student Mental Health and Wellbeing.

Claire Jackson, Education Director, Galliford Try & Ian Pratt, Director, Scott Brownrigg.

There is increasing concern over student mental health & wellbeing and the importance of creating suitable living environments which enable students to thrive has never been more relevant.

Galliford Try and Scott Brownrigg commissioned a roundtable discussion involving university estate managers, student accommodation operators and wellbeing professionals and have published “Impact of accommodation environments on student mental health and wellbeing” a comprehensive report. 

Department for Education driving Modern Methods of Construction

Scott Tacchi, Head of Modern Method of Construction, Department for Education.

Scott Tacchi, Head of Modern Methods of Construction, Department for Education will be giving a presentation on how MMC is being integrated as core strategy for delivery of modern schools. At the beginning of January, the Department for Education (DfE) launched its new £3bn DfE Offsite Framework, also known as the MMC1 framework, following completion of the evaluation of tenders.

The new framework is next step in the evolution of offsite construction of school buildings following on from the previous successful DfE Modular frameworks. The framework will utilise the next generation design in standardised school design which builds on earlier component design approach to offsite construction and incorporates the changes to the standard Output Specification (OS).

Delivering Sustainable Modular Construction

Andy King, Technical Director, Modular and Portable Building Association (MPBA).

A presentation to change the perception of modular construction within the education estate. By showcasing value for money through DFMA, reduced construction waste, reduced carbon emissions, reduced programme times, all coupled with exciting architectural design.

Aaron Taylor, Principal and Sector Lead, Stantec. 


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