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South West Universities & Colleges Development Plans

Wednesday, 20th March 2019 @ 1530hrs - 1900hrs

City Hall, Bristol, College Green, BS1 5TR

South West Universities & Colleges Development Plans | Event


Speakers Lucy Black Wiltshire College Bristol Dave Crew Weston

Join us for an incredible evening of networking with over 180 business professionals in Bristol – alongside presentations from some of the leading higher education institutions who’ll be sharing details of their estate expansion and future development plans. From estate expansion plans to new strategic masterplans we’ll be hearing about the key things you need to know and how you can get involved in the procurement of future schemes.

Conference Partnership Packages

Partnership PackageExhibition StandDelegate PlacesNumber of PackagesCost (+VAT)
Conference PartnerYes41£2,500 View Package Details
Badge PartnerYes21£1,750 View Package Details
Email PartnerYes21£1,750 View Package Details
Registration PartnerYes21£1,750 View Package Details
Drinks & Bar PartnerYes21£1,750 View Package Details
Exhibitor PackageYes24£1,000 View Package Details
VIP Dinner Partner-21£1,000 Sold Out
Programme Partner-21£500 Sold Out


VIP Dinner Tickets

A unique opportunity to spend quality time after the event with the speakers. Take discussions about projects and schemes, procurement opportunities and networking with decision makers into a more relaxed and open setting. The evening meal includes a formal discussion around key regional topics in the industry – accompanied by good food, wine and excellent company. Attendees include:

  • Plymouth Marjon University
  • University Centre Weston 
  • University of Plymouth
  • City of Bristol College
  • Other Companies Attending: Balfour Beatty, Ramboll, Malcolm Hollis, Digs Properties, West End Investments, Malcolm Hollis, The Green Consultancy, Wates Group, Alec French

VIP Dinner Ticket Privileges:

  • Attendance at the VIP Speakers’ Dinner
  • Attendance at the Evening Conference
  • VIP name badges
  • Guaranteed tickets at sold-out events

Maximum of two VIP tickets per company. Only 15 VIP tickets available per event. Dinner venue: Riverstation.

Conference Overview

Universities are crucial to driving economic growth – and the South West of England is the home to many thriving higher education institutions. As they look to further integrate their campuses and students into the working communities and cities surrounding the Universities there is a need to develop. Many of the South West’s Universities are driving forward masterplans which will see huge new developments, regeneration and working partnerships with regional authorities and private sector firms which in turn creates more jobs and a higher-skilled workforce. We’re set to bring together some of those leading the estates programme for the Universities in the region who’ll share their ambitious plans and timeframes of development along with procurement information. Speakers include:

  • John Bailey; Director of Estates at Plymouth Marjon University. John has recently taken up the post at the Plymouth Marjon University having worked at the University of London. Over the next few months he’ll be working to understand the needs of the University whilst mapping out an ideal masterplan of how the estate will be transformed – and that will be a key focus of his presentation as the University continues to buck the trend and sees new student numbers increase year on year.
  • Lucy Black; Head of Facilities & Student Accommodation at the University of Plymouth. The University has a clear vision for the future and an estates masterplan to support its delivery. Lucy will talk about their plans for the estate and enhancement of the facilities for current and future students.
  • Dave Crew; Director of Employer Partnerships at University Centre Weston. The ever growing Weston College Group’s portfolio has seen them go from strength to strength in recent years – with one of the key projects being the multimillion pound redevelopment of the Winter Gardens Pavilion – which now houses a Law & Professional Services Academy. We’ll be hearing from Dave who’ll be sharing details of the future plans, and how that feeds into their estates and property portfolio.
  • Adrian Ford; Deputy Principal – Estates & Resources at Wiltshire College. The educational institution are seeing some great success stories in recent times. Such success is leading to growth, which includes their estate – with several ongoing developments happening to deliver across their portfolio. Adrian will be sharing details of their campus plans as they continue to grow.
  • Miriam Venner; Assistant Principal for Apprenticeships and Skills and Paul Rogers, Business Development Lead at City of Bristol College. They’ll be talking about the future plans of their College and how they’ll be feeding into the growing West of England economy.

We expect to be in a position to announce additional speakers shortly.

Event Format

  • 1530 – 1600; Registration
  • 1600 – 1645; Networking with Wine, Beer and Soft Drinks
  • 1645 – 1815; Speaker Presentations
  • 1815 – 1900; Networking with Hot Food, Wine, Beer and Soft Drinks
  • 1930 – 2200; After-Event Speakers’ Dinner (VIP Ticket Holders Only)

South West Universities & Colleges Development Plans | Sponsors

We have several partnership opportunities available for the event which will allow you to gain additional benefits through mass brand awareness, faciliation to introductions to speakers and attendees, exhibition space, access to the VIP area and dinner and more. Opportunities include:

Partnership PackageExhibition StandDelegate PlacesNumber of PackagesCost (+VAT)
Conference PartnerYes41£2,500 View Package Details
Badge PartnerYes21£1,750 View Package Details
Email PartnerYes21£1,750 View Package Details
Registration PartnerYes21£1,750 View Package Details
Drinks & Bar PartnerYes21£1,750 View Package Details
Exhibitor PackageYes24£1,000 View Package Details
VIP Dinner Partner-21£1,000 Sold Out
Programme Partner-21£500 Sold Out

Picture1 Ramboll Faithful Gould SSE Enterprise Logos Sponsors Bristol South West

South West Universities & Colleges Development Plans | Attendees

We’re set to be joined by the biggest firms from across the South West to hear about the major future development and expansion plans from numerous Universities and Colleges with attendees including:

ADP Architects
Alec French Architects
Allium Environmental
Apple & Oak
Arturus Architects
Avon Barrier
Balfour Beatty
BAM Construct
Barclays Bank
Barton Willmore
Baxi Heating
Beard Construction
Butler & Young
Brymor Construction
BuroHappold Engineering
City of Bristol College
Currie & Brown
Curtins Consulting
CJ Hole
ClearLead Consulting
Digs Properties
Enterprise Workplace Partners
Farrans Construction
Fresh Property Group
Galliford Try
Gardiner & Theobald
Greengage Environmental
HLM Architects
Hoare Lea
Hobs Group
Henry Riley
Lambert Smith Hampton
Land Use Consultants
LDA Design
Laing O’Rourke
Malcolm Hollis
Midas Group
MLM Group
National Federation of Builders
Nicholas Pearson Associates
Paul Basham Associates
PBA now part of Stantec
Pick Everard
Plymouth Marjon University
Platinum 3D Consultants
Richard Jackson
Rider Levett Bucknall
Rydon Construction
Scape Procure
Services Design Solution
Spratley & Partners
SRA Architects
Stride Treglown
Study Inn Group
SES Engineering Services
Scott Brownrigg
Stride Treglown
The Green Consultancy
Turner & Townsend
University of Plymouth
Ward William Associates
Waterman Group
West End Investments
Weston College
Willmore Iles Architects
Wylde IA


South West Universities & Colleges Development Plans | Details



Wednesday, 20th March 2019
1530hrs - 1900hrs
£77 – £215
Event Category:


City Hall, Bristol
College Green, BS1 5TR + Google Map

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