SPACES e-news – May 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.

Presenters have been confirmed for this year’s SPACES Study Day on Collaboration being held at the Manchester School of Architecture.

There will be presentations from

  • Cabinet Office Alex Lubbock, Head of Digital Construction, Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA)
  • Ministry of Justice Anna Evans, Prison Estate Transformation Programme Construction Programme Director
  • Bryden Wood Jaimie Johnston, Director and Head of Global Systems
  • SOLACE Society of Local Authority Chief Executives
  • Microsoft Teamwork with Microsoft 365, Levente Nagy, Product Marketing Manager for Microsoft 365 Customer Success,
  • Haverstock Designing for the Police: collaborative working and PFI, Claire Barton, Partner and Kate McGechan, Senior Architect
  • BSI BS11000 – The Collaboration British Standard, Kieran Parkinson
  • Faithful+Gould Collaboration of Conservation Buildings, Richard Stocking
  • Faulkner Brown The Word, winner of last year’s Civic Building of the Year, Steve McIntyre
  • MACE The Grenfell replacement school replaced in nine weeks, James Mangat
  • IES Updates on policy and building performance codes; Part L, BB101, BREEAM and more, Dr. Naghman Khan, Business Development Manager
  • Atkins Discussion around modular construction, James Bourne, Operations Director
  • Rock Townsend Holy Trinity School and Residential project – innovative learning and living solution for the 21st Century city, Mark Gabbey, Partner
  • Pick Everard Gary Buick, Director and Andrew Almond, Partner, Objective Collaboration – Alliancing
  • Willmott Dixon Manchester University Collaboration Project.
  • CIBSE Digital Group

There is a debate on the Building Performance Gap, chaired by Ann Bodkin, Head of Design and Specification, Education and Skills Funding Agency and Vice-Chair of the CIBSE School Design Group, with a panel comprising members across each stage of the building process…….client, academic, LA, design professional, contractor, school user.

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.

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Yearbook and Civic Building of the Year Awards 2018

We are pleased to announce the following projects have been shortlisted for Awards including the Civic Building of the Year.

  • Advanced Engineering Centre, Bridgwater College, Bridgwater College, Somerset nominated by Atkins Ltd
  • BereRegis Primary School, Bere Regis, Dorset nominated by Dorset County Council (DCC)
  • Cathedral Primary School, Bristol nominated by Education and Skills Funding Agency
  • Dunfermlin eCrnegie Library and Galleries, Dunfermline nominated by Fife Council Property Services
  • East London Arts and Music (ELAM), LB Tower Hamlets nominated by Education and Skills Funding Agency
  • Finishing Tower Adaptations, Strathclyde Country Park nominated by North Lanarkshire Council
  • Future Skills Centre, Bordon, Hampshire nominated by Hampshire County Council
  • Guildhall Feoffment Community Primary School, Bury St Edmunds nominated by Concertus Design and Property Consultants Ltd
  • Kensington Aldridge Academy, London nominated by Mace
  • Kilmardinny House, Bearsden nominated by Clark Contracts Ltd
  • Kirkmichael, Black Isle, Balblair, Black Isle nominated by McGregor Bowes
  • Lighthouse, Poole, Poole, Dorset nominated by Design Engine Architects
  • Live Works, Newcastle upon Tyne nominated by Flanagan Lawrence
  • Portsmouth Hard Interchange, The Hard, Portsmouth PO1 nominated by Faithful and Gould
  • Revitalise Peckham Rye & Common Project, Peckham Rye Park nominated by Faithful+Gould
  • Sensor City, Liverpool nominated by IBI Group
  • Temple Green Park & Ride, Leeds nominated by NPS Leeds
  • The Arium, Leeds nominated by NPS Leeds
  • The NEDO project, Greater Manchester nominated by NPS Group

For a complete list including those that have been shortlisted for the yearbook, please our see website.

Upcoming SPACES Meetings

Midlands Hub Meeting – Friday 18th May 2018, Derbyshire

Details tbc. Organised by Nick Jakes.

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

Concertus will be presenting on ‘One Public Sector Estates’ which can cover aspects like the Hub and combined Police and Fire Stations. 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

Good estate management for schools

The policies, processes and documents that schools, academies and multi-academy trusts should consider when managing their estates.

Managing your school estate well helps you to make the most of your resources.

Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety: final report

The review’s final report which was commissioned by government following the Grenfell Tower fire to make recommendations on the future regulatory system.

BBC News – Grenfell Tower: Government review does not urge cladding ban

Dame Judith Hackitt questioned on review of building regulations – 3.30pm today (Thursday)

Independent – Theresa May announces £400m plan to strip Grenfell-style cladding from tower blocks

Other Meetings/Seminars

CIBSE HCNE – ‘Air Quality and Energy Use – Who Cares?’ – 22nd May 2018 6.00 – 8.30pm, Colchester

We will discuss the conflicting influences on how we treat the air coming into our buildings. Clients and end users are becoming ever more aware of air quality, which is impacted by both internal components (such as VOCs) and external pollution (such as diesel fumes). In the UK our drivers for compliance are based around energy use which is in direct conflict with the need to filter or treat the air we breathe. As the grid becomes gradually decarbonised, is this approach correct? Should we be focusing on the local environment above all else?

The Physics of Hot Air, Thursday 24th May 2018, The Royal Institution, London

Presented by new Director of the Royal Institution, Dr Shaun Fitzgerald FREng. Shaun took his academic research at Cambridge University and developed its commercial potential to revolutionise building ventilation, through his successful start-up Breathing Buildings.
Energy use worldwide continues to soar and buildings are responsible for a large percentage of this use. Join new Royal Institution Director Shaun Fitzgerald as he will reveal the surprising physics of hot air, and how using his research led him to revolutionise building ventilation with dramatic reductions in energy usage. Discourses are one of the Ri’s oldest and most prestigious series of talks. Since 1825, audiences in the theatre have witnessed countless mind-expanding moments, including the first public liquefaction of air by James Dewar, the announcement of the electron by J.J. Thomson and over 100 lectures by Michael Faraday. In more recent times, we have had Nobel laureates, Fields medal winners, scientists, authors and artists – all from the cutting-edge of their field. Discourses are an opportunity for the best and brightest to share their work with the world.

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.