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Yorkshire Universities Development Plans 2018

Wednesday, 7th February 2018 @ 1530hrs - 1900hrs

Civic Hall, Leeds, Calverley St, LS1 1UR

Yorkshire Universities Development Plans 2018 | Event


We’ll be joined by some fantastic speakers from a variety of Universities in Yorkshire who’ll provide an abundance of insights into their pipeline and development plans for their estates. The University of Leeds are currently in the middle of a £520m masterplan and they have 12 projects yet to be completed or started – and they’ll be looking to engage with potential partners to make them happen. The University of Huddersfield is also in the middle of a 15-year plan to regenerate their Western Campus – they’ll be looking to share details on future pipeline opportunities coming up in the very near future.

Conference Sponsorship

Partnership PackageExhibition StandDelegate PlacesNumber of PackagesCost (+VAT)
Conference Partner3m x 2m41£2500View Package Details
Exhibitors Package3m x 2m24£1500View Package Details
VIP Dinner Partner21£1000View Package Details
Programme Partner21£500View Package Details

VIP Dinner Tickets

Enjoy quality time after the event with the speakers, in a more relaxed environment. Take discussions about projects and schemes, procurement opportunities and networking with decision makers into a more relaxed and open setting – helping you build stronger relationships. The evening meal includes a formal discussion around key regional topics in the industry – accompanied by good food, wine and excellent company.

Join the following speakers and companies:

  • Colin Blair – University of Huddersfield
  • Dr Peter O’Brien – Yorkshire University
  • Laura Hallett – York St John University
  • Associated Architects
  • Morgan Sindall
  • JG Poole Co LLP
  • Eco-Res Limited
  • Other attendees TBC

VIP Dinner Ticket Privileges:

  • Attendance at the VIP Speakers Dinner
  • Attendance at the Evening Conference
  • Reserved seating in the front two rows
  • 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 TBC.

Conference Overview

The Higher Education sector is as busy as it has ever been with more students undertaking degree courses than ever before and the UK undoubtedly being world leaders at attracting the best students. All this obviously comes from having the right curriculum and great teaching staff but it’s also to do with a first class campus and a well utilised estate and offices. For the Universities that continue to lead they have expansion and modernisation very much at the top of their agenda which is good news for the property and construction sector.

For our Yorkshire Universities event we have brought together some of  the sectors leading players to share with us their plans and to engage with you about procurement opportunities.

We’ll be joined by:

  • Colin Blair; Director of Estates and Facilities at the University of Huddersfield
  • Laura Hallett; Head of Strategic Projects & Change, Innovation & Growth
  • Dennis Hopper; Director of Facilities Management at the University of Leeds
  • Dr Peter O’Brien; Associate at Yorkshire Universities

Leeds University have a large variety of projects which are yet to begin as part of a huge £520m masterplan – and they’re still looking for development partners, contractors and more, and there is likely to be a lot of procurement opportunities in the future.

The University of Huddersfield is another University that is thriving at the moment with the Barbara Hepworth Building (a new £30m project) is currently ongoing – and they have a 15-year strategy to redevelop a previously derelict site. The Barbara Hepworth building will cover just 20% of the 20,000sq m site, leaving the rest open to be developed over the next 12-15 years.

Laura Hallett of York St John University is leading strategic projects at the higher education institution, and she is responsible for the delivery of major projects aligned to the University strategy. The role involves securing appropriate funding and resources for projects and change initiatives through identifying external funding opportunities to support such change, development and growth.

 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)

Yorkshire Universities Development Plans 2018 | Details



Wednesday, 7th February 2018
1530hrs - 1900hrs
£65 – £2500
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Civic Hall, Leeds
Calverley St, LS1 1UR + Google Map