SPACES – e-news Jan 2019

Office Availability

Fiona is back in the office following her operation in December and is checking and catching up with emails. If your enquiry is urgent:

Membership Subscriptions – You can produce an invoice on our website which can be paid online by Credit/Debit/Company card, or pay by BACS or cheque, or request an invoice by email.

Study Day – Email Greg Keeling

Yearbook and Awards – Email Jackie Lowe

Meetings and Trainings – see the events page on our website

Thanks to all that sent kind words whilst Fiona was recuperating.

Awards and Yearbook

Submission date: Friday 22nd February 2019

We are now looking for submissions for the SPACES Yearbook and Civic Building of the Year Awards 2019.

You are invited to submit any project which has received an element of public funding. Submissions are invited nationally and can include:

  • New building and refurbishment projects across the public sector
  • Buildings that add value to the communities they serve
  • Buildings from all sectors of public construction
  • Projects that demonstrate collaboration
  • Projects that demonstrate Engineering excellence/ingenuity
  • Surveying projects that renew embedded value
  • Examples of construction team excellence
  • Articles of interest on public sector buildings

Anyone can make a submission whether you are the client, architect, contractor, engineer, surveyor or project manager who feels there is merit in a particular building or project.

You can make your submission here. Further information can be found here.

From these a shortlist will be made of those projects that are eligible to enter the Civic Building of the Year Awards.

You can download the 2018 copy from our website.

SPACES Membership

The majority of SPACES member’s membership is up for renewal. The rates are:

Membership Type Cost (exc VAT)
Organisation membership (for 1 nominated person) £99.00
Organisation membership (for up to 3 nominated people)1 £150.00
Organisation membership (for up to 6 nominated people)1 £200.00
Additional Nominated people (in addition to 6 nominated people)1 £15.00 – £17.00
Organisation membership (multiple offices) up to 3 nominated people in 4 offices £450.00
Corporate (unlimited number of members)5 £3,000
Retired fully23 £10.00
Honorary24 £0.00


  1. This is for members in the same office
  2. These rates are subject to an additional delegate’s fee for meetings
  3. This rate is only available on request to the SPACES Manager
  4. Honorary Membership will continue for existing Honorary Members of all societies.
  5. Please contact us for more information.

You can produce an invoice on our website which can be paid online by Credit/Debit/Company card, or pay by BACS or cheque, or request an invoice by email (but these won’t be responded to until the new year).

If you wish to pay via BACs or cheque and require an invoice to be emailed to you the majority of accounts departments require a Purchase Order number on the invoice, so please make sure that you include the purchase order number or confirmation that one is not required, otherwise we will be unable to process your request. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact SPACES. Further information can be found here.

Upcoming SPACES Meetings

Eastern Environmental Hub Meeting – Wednesday 13th February

Meeting being held in Chelmsford. Other details TBC. Any questions, please contact Les Hicks.

You can book your place on the website.

Midlands Hub Meeting – Friday 1st March

Details TBC. Any questions, please contact Nick Jakes.

You can book your place on the website.


Other meetings – not organised by SPACES

CIBSE HCNE Technical evening meeting – ‘The Art of Commissioning’ – Tuesday 22nd January (limited places available)

Speaker: Andrew Hawes CEng FCIBSE FInstR MASHRAE MIOA (D), Director of Special Projects, Burgess Management Consultants Ltd

Location: WSP House, 70 Chancery Lane, London, England WC2A 1AF

If you wish to attend, please book on their website.

CLAW/SPACES Visit to Pencoed School – Thursday 24th January

Saint Gobain Ecophon are arranging a site visit to Pencoed School in Bridgend and there is an invitation for SPACES Members to attend.

Jason Burton, architect at Bridgend Council, will give a presentation on Traditional vs D&B, including information on costings.

The school, built by BAM, was completed under a traditional contract, not D&B. It has a large volume “street” running the length of the school with a variety of Ecophon wall panels in differing colours. This is a breakout, “deep learning” space, in line with ILETC thinking.

If you wish to attend, please email Shane Cryer.


Study Day 2019

The Study Day is Thursday 20th June and will be held at De Montfort University, Leicester. The theme is Education. The social networking evening will be held on Wednesday 19th June. Further information to follow shortly.


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Technical Information

You can download copies of the presentations from the Winter Technical Meeting held on 4th December.

Guidelines on ventilation, indoor air quality and thermal comfort for schools, Launch of revised Building Bulletin (BB)101, Richard Daniels, DfE

SPACES Innovation award 2018 AK Connect BMS user interface prototype Bere Regis Primary School, Steve Rufus, Dorset Property