Direction Group Meeting hosted by Polypipe.

29 August 2018 , Hosted by Polypipe in Aylesford Add to calendar


Raising our Game in the Manufacturing Supply Chain

Kindly hosted by Polypipe at their offices in Aylesford.

Agenda – Wednesday 29 August 2018.

Please note that parking at Polypipe is severely restricted and so they have kindly arranged a shuttle from the Holiday Inn, directions here

08:30: Register at Holiday Inn – London Rd, Wrotham Heath, Sevenoaks TN15 7RS Bacon rolls / tea / coffee
09:15: Transport to Polypipe
10:00: Welcome and introductions – Glen Sabin, Polypipe
10:05: Brief overview of the theme for the Direction Group – Tim Hall, Buildoffsite

11.10: Executive Director update including:

  • Buildoffsite’s current work programme
  • Buildoffsite Forum
  • New members
  • International engagement
  • Hub updates

11.30: Presentation on opportunities for collaborative Research Funding

11.50: A proposed Buildoffsite  led effort on Digitally Enabled Manufacturing

12.10: Events Programme (Paper to be tabled)

  • Member to member event, ARUP, London – 6 September
  • Residential hub event, National Composite Centre, Bristol – 13 September
  • Next Direction Group dinner and meeting, Laing O’Rourke, Steetley – 29-30 October
  • Offsite construction show – 20/21 November
  • Masterclass Session (eg C-Probe)

12.30: Member Feedback Session

13.00: Close followed by networking and lunch

14.00: Polypipe factory tour (approx. 1 hour)

Polypipe’s address is, Polypipe, Aylesford, New Hythe Business Park, College Rd, New Hythe ME20 7PJ.

Direction Group Meetings are also an opportunity for Members to share their views on topics that matter most to them. If you have any suggestions for matters that should be addressed then do please send the details to

If you require overnight accommodation on the 28 August, we will be staying at the Holiday Inn Maidstone – Sevenoaks, London Road, Wrotham Heath, Kent, Sevenoaks, TN15 7RS. If you require a hotel room please contact them directly quoting “Polypipe” for a corporate rate of £81 bed and breakfast.  Telephone number: 0871 942 9054 website: note: If you drive to and stay at the Holiday Inn you need to advise the hotel reception of your vehicle registration etc, they have ‘Parking Eye’ cameras and you will get a penalty through the post if you don’t register your vehicle with the hotel.

Members can register here