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University Property Development Conference

Thursday, 2nd December 2021 0830hrs – 1600hrs

Kensington Town Hall, London, Hornton Street, W8 7NX | Hybrid Conference – Attend Physically or Virtually

With billions of pounds spent on University estates development projects across the UK each year, numerous new department and school buildings being built as part of campus modernisations, and thousands of students coming from across the globe to study on modern, high-spec campuses, the University Property Development Conference is the only place to discover forthcoming property and construction related projects planning in the realm of universities.

We’ll be hearing from the leading figures – those heading up the estates facilities and management, the key decision makers in procurement processes and those at the forefront of major capital investment into university estates. Our delegates will be privy to presentations and thought leadership from the estates teams, giving inside intel into future development plans and offering the opportunity to connect and meet throughout the day.

Topics to be discussed:

  • Hines plan to add 1,200 student beds
  • Sheffield Hallam’s 3 new city campus buildings
  • U of Nottingham’s student accommodation plans
  • Newcastle University’s ‘World Class’ campus revamp
  • Uni of Warwick’s creation of 48.8 hectare eco park
  • Royal College of Music’s £40M campus development
  • Sheffield Hallam’s ‘zero carbon ready’ plans
  • U of Nottingham’s future campus development plans
  • Prime Student Living’s future expansion plans
  • And much more…

Speakers include:

08:30-09:30 Breakfast & Networking
09:30-10:30 Session One: University Property Sector Deep Dive – How Do Estates Teams Respond to the Challenges and Opportunities Presented in the Last Two Years?

The face of University property is changing. As student habits evolve, post Covid-19 considerations are made and new types of campus are required, now more than ever estates professionals are combating exciting but uncertain challenges. As part of this interactive Q&A, a panel of high level policy influencers unravel how universities may look over the next 10 years.

Chair: (Available to Sponsor)

10:30-11:00 Break & Networking
11:00-12:00 Session Two: Student Accommodation Development Plans; Sponsored by Shakespeare Martineau

The student accommodation sector is having to innovate, taking into account lessons learned since the start of 2020. We’ll hear from major developers and operators on their upcoming projects and how they have been altered to reflect a new reality.

Chair: Shakespeare Martineau; Clive Read, Partner of Head of Real Estate – Education

Hines Europe Living Management; Tom Rix, Managing Director

Torsion Developments; David Worsley, Managing Director

Prime Student Living; Joanne Pollard, Managing Director

12:00-13:00 Lunch & Networking
13:00-14:00 Session Three: The Relationship Between University Property Development and Placemaking

This session will be centered around how our Universities play an integral part in creating place in the towns and cities that they exist. The ongoing development and relocation of campuses in our towns and cities play a vital part in re-defining their image and drive economic growth opportunities for its residents, students and the wider regions. Estates Directors from top universities will speak about their projects and offer thought leadership about what might be next as campuses try to keep pace with the changing demands of students.

Chair: (Available to Sponsor)

Royal College of Music; Aida Berhamovic, Director of Estates

Sheffield Hallam University; Dan Ladbury, Director of Estates and Facilities

University of Warwick; James Breckon, Director of Estates

14:00-14:30 Break & Networking
14:30-15:30 Session Four: Delivering Campuses of the Future – Master Planning World Class Estates; Sponsored by Cundall

Over a billion pounds of future development will be dissected and discussed in this session as a series of estate director’s talk about their campuses masterplans and how they will shape the student experience at their institution’s over the next decade.

Chair: Cundall; Speaker TBC

University of Nottingham; Linda Goodacre, Director of Estates and Facilities

Newcastle University; Iain Garfield, Director of Estates

Other speakers TBC

15:30-16:00 Conference Summary and Close

This unique conference will bring together the construction industry to drive economic growth through development and regeneration across the University Property Development Conference. There will be plenty of exhibitors showcasing their brand and best practice in the industry, whilst helping them reap the rewards of being prominently displayed within the events exhibition area in front of some key and influential business leaders.

Modular Construction Off Site Development Build Public Sector

Exhibiting will allow you to:

  • Meet 400+ delegates face to face
  • Be part of the University Property Development Conference
  • Be seen as a leading firm in the industry’s bid to drive sustainable growth in the regions
  • Network with hundreds of your business clients and peers
  • Showcase your work to regional authorities, government officials, leading private sector firms, blue-chip companies, investors and more

Confirmed Exhibitors:

If you’re interested in exhibiting at the conference then get in touch with our team – with space available for standard exhibition stalls or larger spaces to showcase more of your brand and create an eye-catching area contact:

Email: keith.griffiths@built-environment-networking.com

Associate your brand with the University Property Development Conference and position your brand at the forefront of one of the UK’s biggest discussions and debates about the education estates sector.

Package Exhibition Stand Chair/ Speaking Opportunity Tickets VIP Backstage Access Cost (+VAT)
Corporate Partner Yes Yes 15 Yes £7,500 View Details
Session One: University Property Sector Deep Dive – How Do Estates Teams Respond to the Challenges and Opportunities Presented in the Last Two Years? Yes Yes 10 Yes £5,000 View Details
Session Two Partner: Student Accommodation Development Plans Yes Yes 10 Yes £5,000 Sold Out
Session Three: Innovation and Disrupting the Status Quo Through Future Development in University Estates Yes Yes 10 Yes £5,000 View Details
Session Four: Delivering Campuses of the Future – Master Planning World Class Estates Yes Yes 10 Yes £5,000 Sold Out
Output Report Partner Yes 8 Yes £3,500 View Details
Best Practice Presentation Partner Yes Yes 7 Yes £3,000 View Details
Pre Conference Dinner 2 Yes £2,500 View Details
Programme Partner Yes 5 £2,000 View Details
Breakfast Partner Yes 5 £2,000 View Details
Lunch Partner Yes 5 £2,000 View Details
Email Partner Yes 5 £2,000 View Details
Registration Partner Yes 5 £1,750 View Details
Exhibitor Packages Yes 4 £1,500 View Details

We have various partnership packages available, including packages with speaking opportunities and huge exhibition space large enough to promote your business, allowing you to address your whole target audience for maximum brand awareness and impact. Our partnership packages will put you at the forefront of the industry discussion allowing you to be there, be active and be an expert within the construction and property sector, the future vision for the education sector and the whole built environment industry.

Corporate Partner

£7,500

Be at the forefront of the conference with onstage branding, a 15-minute keynote speech to kickstart the conference, access to the VIP Speakers’ Room and much more. This package will elevate your brand and drive awareness, loyalty and trust in front of industry leaders. This is the ultimate package if you’re looking to be seen as a leading figure within the industry with branding within the title of the event – ‘Midlands Development Conference in association with YOUR BRAND’. Benefits include:

  • Position yourself alongside Built Environment Networking to shape the conference agenda and content to bring your strategic thinking to the conference, with the option to recommend speakers
  • Inclusion within pre-conference speaker communications including speaker briefing calls
  • Direct access before and after the sessions to the speakers and panellists; an excellent opportunity to establish rapport and build commercially rewarding relationships
  • Prime branding for the whole conference
  • One pull-up stand on stage for the entire conference
  • Option to do a Keynote speech
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • Fifteen delegate passes for the conference
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to fifteen people per year
  • Access to the Speakers’ Green Room
  • Digital Media Branding: your logo appears prominently at the top of the event website, reminders and promotional emails for each event (subscriber list size: 80,000), and across social media platforms
  • Print Media Branding: One full (A5) page advert in the conference programme
  • Chairman’s ‘thank you’ in the closing speech
  • Social media – pre, during & post-conference activity
  • Inclusion within all PR and Outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to photographs and video of the conference
  • Virtual exhibition stand – to allow connectivity to hybrid/virtual event users

Session Partner

£5,000+VAT

The role of the session partner provides an opportunity for you to chair or participate in one of the sessions to build brand awareness, loyalty and trust amongst hundreds of civic and business leaders from across the industry. You’ll be seen to be a thought leader within your area of expertise and showcase your company in front of key decision-makers from across the industry. Benefits include:

  • Involvement with an exceptional panel session with the option to chair or be involved in the debate, discussions and presentations
  • Position yourself alongside us to shape the session agenda and content to bring your strategic thinking to the conference, with the option to recommend speakers
  • Inclusion within pre-conference communications including speaker briefing calls
  • Direct access before and after the sessions to the speakers and panellists; an excellent opportunity to establish rapport and build commercially rewarding relationships
  • Prime branding for the conference
  • Option to do a five minute introduction to the panel OR thought leaders presentation
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • Additional pull-up stand on stage during your conference session
  • Ten delegate passes for the conference
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to ten people per year
  • Access to the Speakers’ Green Room
  • Digital Media Branding: your logo appears prominently at the top of the event website, reminders and promotional emails for each event (subscriber list size: 80,000), and across social media platforms
  • Print Media Branding: One full (A5) page advert in the conference programme
  • Chairman’s ‘thank you’ in the closing speech
  • Social media – pre, during & post-conference activity
  • Inclusion within all PR and Outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to photographs and video of the conference
  • Virtual exhibition stand – to allow connectivity to hybrid/virtual event users

Session Two Partner: Student Accommodation Development Plans

Session Four Partner: Delivering Campuses of the Future – Master Planning World Class Estates

Best Practice Presentation

£3,000+VAT

This package enables you to speak at the conference – providing you an opportunity to deliver a thought leadership presentations and/or on-stage Q&A utilising our expert Chair. You’ll be able to position yourself as a though-leader and go-to-business in your sector in front of sector/regional stakeholders and influencers. Benefits include:

  • 15-minute timeslot before one of the main session to deliver a thought leadership presentation and/or Q&A session
  • Direct access before and after every session to the VIP speaker room, an excellent opportunity to establish rapport and build commercially rewarding relationships
  • Prime branding at the conference
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • Additional pull-up stand on stage during your Best Practice session
  • 7 x delegate passes for the conference
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to ten people per year
  • Digital Media Branding: your logo appears prominently at the top of the event website, reminders and promotional emails for each event (subscriber list size: 80,000), and across social media platforms
  • Print Media Branding: One full (A5) page advert in the conference programme
  • Chairman’s ‘thank you’ in the closing speech#
  • Social media – pre, during & post-conference activity
  • Inclusion within all PR and Outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to photographs and video of the conference

Output Report Partner

£3,500+VAT

Our Output Report Partner opportunity puts you on the front cover of our after event Output Report – highlighting the key discussions during the day and giving you input into the report with branding and editorial input throughout the whole report, helping us to shape the agenda and output:

  • Prime Branding on the conference output report
  • Significant input into the structure and content of the report
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • Eight delegate passes for the event
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to eight people per year
  • Post-Event Activation: Coverage on all after-event marketing activity regarding the output report
  • Digital Media Branding: your logo appears prominently at the top of the event website, reminders and promotional emails for each event (subscriber list size: 80,000), and across social media platforms
  • Print Media Branding: One full (A5) page advert in the conference programme
  • Chairman’s ‘thank you’ in the closing speech
  • Social media – pre, during & post-conference activity
  • Inclusion within all PR and Outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to photographs and video of the conference
  • Virtual exhibition stand – to allow connectivity to hybrid/virtual event users

Pre Conference Dinner

£2,500+VAT

The day before the event we’ll be hosting a Speaker and Sponsor VIP dinner – and this invite-only event offers a unique opportunity to network one-on-one with the industry’s leading figures. This partnership enables you to have prominent involvement and branding at the dinner with benefits including:

  • Speaking opportunity – with a 10-minute promotional talk at the VIP Dinner
  • 2 x pop-up banners at the conference dinner
  • Promotional material and literature placement on the dinner tables
  • 2 x VIP Dinner invite-only tickets for the meal
  • 2 x delegate passes for the conference
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to ten people per year
  • Access to the Speakers’ Green Room
  • Digital Media Branding: your logo appears prominently at the top of the event website, reminders and promotional emails for each event (subscriber list size: 80,000), and across social media platforms
  • Logo on the evening dinner programme
  • Print media branding: A full-page advertisement in the dinner programme
  • Social media – pre, during & post-conference activity
  • Inclusion within all PR and Outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to photographs and video of the conference
  • Virtual exhibition stand – to allow connectivity to hybrid/virtual event users

Programme Partner

£2,000+VAT

Prominent branding on the front of our conference programme handed out to all delegates on entry to the conference. A great way of driving brand awareness and visibility in front of your primary audience. Benefits include:

  • Prime Branding on the cover of the conference programme
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • Five delegate passes for the event
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to five people per year
  • Digital media branding – your logo appears prominently at the top of the event website, reminders and promotional emails for each event (subscriber list size: 80,000), and across social media platforms
  • Print media branding: A full-page advertisement in the conference programme
  • Chairman’s ‘thank you’ in the closing speech
  • Social media – pre, during & post-conference activity
  • Inclusion within all PR and Outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to photographs and video of the conference
  • Virtual exhibition stand – to allow connectivity to hybrid/virtual event users

Breakfast Partner

£2,000+VAT

A package to enable mass brand awareness and visibility during the busiest periods of the day. Becoming a partner would ensure branding is at the forefront of the breakfast period area along with additional marketing benefits including an exhibition stand and inclusion within all marketing material. Benefits include:

  • Prime branding in the physical breakfast area space for the duration of breakfast
  • 3 x pull-up banners in the refreshments area
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • Five delegate passes for the event
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to five people per year
  • Print media branding: A half-page advertisement in the conference programme
  • Digital media branding – your logo appears prominently at the top of the event website, reminders and promotional emails for each event (subscriber list size: 80,000), and across social media platforms
  • Chairman’s ‘thank you’ in the closing speech
  • Inclusion within all PR and Outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to photographs and video of the conference
  • Virtual exhibition stand – to allow connectivity to hybrid/virtual event users

Lunch Partner

£2,000+VAT

A package to enable mass brand awareness and visibility during the busiest periods of the day. Becoming a partner would ensure branding is at the forefront of the lunch period area along with additional marketing benefits including an exhibition stand and inclusion within all marketing material. Benefits include:

  • Prime branding in the physical lunch area space for the duration of breakfast
  • 3 x pull-up banners in the refreshments area
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • Five delegate passes for the event
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to five people per year
  • Print media branding: A half-page advertisement in the conference programme
  • Digital media branding – your logo appears prominently at the top of the event website, reminders and promotional emails for each event (subscriber list size: 80,000), and across social media platforms
  • Chairman’s ‘thank you’ in the closing speech
  • Inclusion within all PR and Outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to photographs and video of the conference
  • Virtual exhibition stand – to allow connectivity to hybrid/virtual event users

Email Partner

£2,000+VAT

Prime branding on all emails used to promote the conference with delegates before, during and after the conference. Benefits include:

  • Prime Branding on the emails sent to promote the conference sent to circa 80,000 contacts
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • 5 x delegate passes for the event
  • Print media branding: A half-page advertisement in the conference programme
  • Digital media branding – your logo appears prominently at the top of the event website, reminders and promotional emails for each event (subscriber list size: 80,000), and across social media platforms
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to five people per year
  • Attendance at Exhibition Training sessions for up to two people per year
  • Chairman’s ‘thank you’ in closing speech
  • Inclusion within outreach and press release
  • Photo & Video Library: access to professional photographs and video of the event
  • Virtual exhibition stand – to allow connectivity to hybrid/virtual event users

Registration Partner

£1,750+VAT

Sponsorship of the registration area – the delegate entry point to the conference. Benefits include:

  • Branding of the registration table/table cloth (supplied by the sponsor)
  • 2 x pull-up banners in the registration area
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • Five delegate passes for the event
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to five people per year
  • Print media branding: A half-page advertisement in the conference programme
  • Digital media branding – your logo appears prominently at the top of the event website, reminders and promotional emails for each event (subscriber list size: 80,000), and across social media platforms
  • Chairman’s ‘thank you’ in the closing speech
  • Inclusion within all PR and Outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to photographs and video of the conference
  • Virtual exhibition stand – to allow connectivity to hybrid/virtual event users

Exhibitor Package

£1,500+VAT

If you’re looking for access to the event and a space to hold meetings and showcase your services, our Exhibitor Partner package is perfect. There is no limit to the exhibition space enabling you to simply drive brand awareness through a standard exhibition package or bring excitement to the room with the ability to take exhibition space to stand out from the crowd. Benefits include:

  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • 4 x delegate passes
  • Digital media branding – your logo appears prominently at the top of the event website, reminders and promotional emails for each event (subscriber list size: 80,000), and across social media platforms
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to four people per year
  • Chairman’s ‘thank you’ in the closing speech
  • Inclusion within outreach and press release
  • Photo & Video Library: access to professional photographs and video of the event
  • Virtual exhibition stand – to allow connectivity to hybrid/virtual event users

Exhibitor Partner

Become a Partner

If you’re interested in any of the packages above or if you’re interested in finding out additional information then contact us on:

0113 390 4700

keith.griffiths@built-environment-networking.com

We’re set to have a plethora of expert names join us on stage. The speakers include:

Hines Europe Living Management – Tom Rix, Managing Director

Hines, the international real estate investment firm established itself as a major player in the UK student accommodation sector in 2017 with the launch of Aparto, its PBSA operating platform. It currently operates over 3,000 beds in 8 cities in the UK and Ireland, with a further 2,500 in Europe. They are continuing with their expansion plans, with a 1,200 bed scheme planned in Birmingham the latest to be announced. Tom will discuss these expansion plans, as well as their focus on student support, community and facilities.

The University of Nottingham – Linda Goodacre, Director of Estates and Facilities

With five major projects of a diverse nature in the pipeline, it is a busy time for the University of Nottingham’s estates team as they seek to maintain the institution’s global reputation by providing an outstanding campus. Spanning the proposed East Midlands Conference Centre refurbishment, the Sutton Bonnington North Lab Redevelopment, the University Park Centre for Biosciences expansion, Jubilee Campus Accommodation project and the state of the art PEM Centre, Linda will be talking about the reasoning behind their plans, how the current economic and public health climate has impacted her thinking and what the future of her estate looks like.

 

linda goodacre university of nottingham

Sheffield Hallam University – Dan Ladbury, Director of Estates and Facilities

Sheffield Hallam recently revealed plans for three new buildings in the city centre of Sheffield, the latest in their quest to become the “world’s leading applied university.” The new campus will be “zero carbon ready” by using the latest technology and measures as well as 4,300 sq ft of green space. Dan will join the session to give more intel on this new campus and look ahead to Sheffield Hallam’s future campus development plans.

 

Royal College of Music – Aida Berhamovic, Director of Estates

The Royal College of Music (RCM) in South Kensington has announced that it will be reopening to venue hire following a £40m investment. Spanning two and a half years, the project has seen a transformation of the conservatoire, which will be available to hire for events from July 2021. The development includes a new conservatory built from a disused courtyard space that leads onto an RCM museum which houses the College’s collection and two new performance spaces. Aida will join the session to tell the story behind this significant investment for RCM and reveal future development plans for the campus which will come into being over the next few years.

Newcastle University – Iain Garfield, Director of Estates

The University of Newcastle have major plans to turn the former Newcastle General Hospital site into a world-leading scientific research centre. The University bought the site from the city’s NHS trust in 2019 for almost £7.5m, and unveiled plans to develop the Campus for Ageing and Vitality but have also submitted for outline planning permission to develop the land into a mix of research and academic facilities, NHS facilities, housing, business and commercial uses, community and leisure amenities and small scale retail. Iain will join the session to reveal more intel about these plans and look ahead to Newcastle University’s future campus development plans.

Prime Student Living – Joanne Pollard, Managing Director

For over 10 years Prime Student Living have provided a full suite of student accommodation management services for a range of clients and their assets, whilst simultaneously delivering exceptional living experiences for thousands of students who have stayed in their 30 properties which contain over 7000 beds in 22 cities over 6 countries. Joanne will join the conference to discuss Prime Student Living’s future plans for growth in the UK.

University of Warwick – James Breckon, Director of Estates

The University of Warwick has major plans to create a huge public eco park on the south side of its campus. The 48.8 hectare park will be open to the public as well as students and university staff, and will make a significant contribution to sustainable development delivering substantial community benefits to Coventry, Kenilworth, and the rest of South Warwickshire. The vision of the park is designed to support the shift towards more sustainable and active forms of transport, including an network of pedestrian and cycle routes and a boarding point for any future Very Light Rail services to the campus. James will join the session to reveal more about this exciting project for the university and their future campus development plans.

Torsion Developments – David Worsley, Managing Director

Torsion Developments has formed a joint venture with investment management firm Harrison Street to develop and acquire student accommodation schemes. The JV will build an initial pipeline of five projects worth £200m with plans to build more in the future. David will join the session to give more intel on these schemes and give thought leadership on the future of the student accommodation sector and Torsion’s role in it.

Built Environment Networking – Amanda Griffiths, Director

Amanda is one of the Co-Founder’s of Built Environment Networking – formed almost 10 years ago.

She’ll be hosting a number of the sessions throughout the day, running the days proceedings and managing the interaction between our virtual delegates and the speakers.

Amanda Coupland Director Built Environment Networking

Shakespeare Martineau – Clive Read, Partner of Head of Real Estate – Education

Clive has been advising universities and colleges on the management and development of their campuses for 30 years. Clive advises on the acquisitions of new campuses, major redevelopment projects, as well as the sale and purchase of land, and the ongoing management of occupiers by means of leases and licences. He brings skills to bear from also acting for regional developers on the acquisition and redevelopment of residential and mixed use sites.

Cundall – Speaker, TBC

Tickets

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Details

Date:
Thursday, 2nd December 2021

Time:
0830hrs – 1600hrs

Cost:
£80 – £179

Venue

Kensington Town Hall
Hornton St, Kensington, London W8 7NX, UK

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