SPACES e-news – March 2018

Study Day 2018 – Collaboration, Manchester

Study Day 2018 – Friday 15th June 2018 (Pre Study Day dinner and networking – Thursday 14th June 2018)

The SPACES Study Day 2018 will be hosted by Mike Shaw, President of SPACES and Professor Tom Jefferies, Head of Manchester School of Architecture at the Manchester School of Architecture on Friday 15th June.

After last year’s extremely successful sell out event, this year’s study day theme is ‘Collaboration in the Public Sector’. Throughout the day we will explore the relevance and importance of ‘Collaborative Working’ and how it enables all parties involved on a project to efficiently and effectively deliver client outcomes, including value for money. Supported by key speakers/organisations and case studies, the day will explore the theme from different perspectives.

The day before there will be a tour of a local building, followed by networking and dinner at the Whitworth Gallery.

Further information is available here.

Public Sector (Local Authority/Government) – £75.00+VAT

Members (non public sector) – £100.00+VAT

Non members (non public sector) – £150.00+VAT

Pre Study Day meal (public sector) – £25.00+VAT

Pre Study Day meal (non public sector) – £33.33+VAT

Tour – Free

Tickets from retired members are available on request from the SPACES Manager.

Tickets will be available from Wednesday 4th April 2018 and can be booked here.

Confirmed sponsors for the day are: AtkinsBryden WoodFaithful+GouldMacePick Everard and Willmott Dixon.

Yearbook and Civic Building of the Year Awards 2018

Submissions have now been received for the yearbook and awards. The shortlist will follow.

Upcoming SPACES Meetings

Engineering Technical Meeting – Tuesday 17th April 2018, London

Organised by James Bourne, HoP Engineering

There will be a joint Engineering Technical Meeting with CIBSE Home Counties North East on the topic of Modular Buildings held at the Counting House, London on Tuesday 17th February. The meeting will commence at 10.45am (tea/coffee available from 10.15am) where there will be discussions and case study presentations on Modular Buildings. At approx. 1.00pm there will be a 15 minute update on SPACES matters, followed by lunch and networking.

This meeting is free to all members of SPACES and CIBSE Home Counties North East Group. For everyone else the cost is £12.50+VAT per person (including lunch). Tickets can be booked here or contact Fiona Fanning, SPACES Manager.


Eastern Hub Meeting Environmental Engineering – Thursday 17th May 2018

Details and location tbc. Organised by Les Hicks.


Midlands Hub Meeting – Friday 18th May 2018, Derbyshire

Details tbc. Organised by Nick Jakes.


Eastern Hub Meeting Architecture – Thursday 24th May 2018, Ipswich

Details tbc. Organised by Neil Smith.


If you wish to attend, or require further information, please email the organiser.

President’s Dinner and Awards

The SPACES President’s Dinner and Annual Awards will be held on Thursday 11th October 2018 at the Hilton Cambridge City Centre, 20 Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3DT.

The evening commences at 6.45pm with a pre-dinner drinks reception, and the dinner is at 7.30pm. The dress code is formal (optional).

During the evening there will be a raffle in support of the President’s Charity.

Ticket prices

Members £75+VAT

Non Members £100+VAT

Table (8) £750+VAT

To book your tickets please see the event page on our website (tickets will be available from the 16th April 2018).

Hotel accommodation is flexible. A special rate of 10% off the published price at the Hilton Cambridge City Centre, and rooms can be booked here.


Technical Information

Building Legislation after Brexit and Hackitt, Dr Hywel Davies, CIBSE

Dr Hywel Davies, Technical Director of CIBSE and member of the Building Regulations Advisory Committee, presented at The London-Loughborough (LoLo) EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Energy Demand on Building Legislation after Brexit and Hackitt on 28th February 2018.

Hywel’s presentation explored the potential implications of leaving the EU and of the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety for energy & building related legislation.

You can view the video here and download a copy of the slides here.


Office Availability

Typically someone will be available in the office Monday and Friday mornings and Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons.


ACA Meetings and news

Information on ACA events can be found on the website or email , please email Shona Broughton.