Upcoming Events

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Upcoming events

Raising the bar for offsite housing-BRE Event

26 March 2018 , BRE, Bucknalls Lane, Watford. WD25 9NH

26 April 2018
BRE, Bucknalls Lane, Watford. WD25 9NH
FREE to attend

Quality and performance of offsite housing: a consultation on an assessment methodology


This free workshop will explore the wider context of UK offsite housing construction and its place in the national response to the housing challenge. The session will cover the standards, assessment methods & schemes operating to assure offsite quality, durability and performance of components and systems. The program includes the work of MHCLG’s MMC Working Group and will inform discussion about delivering client, customer and insurer confidence in offsite enabled housing.

To register as a delegate please visit BRE here

Newcastle Housing Hub (& Opt in Direction Group Dinner)

11 April 2018 , Newcastle University

Enabling Housing Delivery 

How pre-manufactured homes are being used to increase housing supply.

Influential speakers, engaging content and excellent networking opportunities, this event is essential for anyone involved in UK housing, off-site manufacturing, developing, purchasing and procurement.

Newcastle University, Barbara Strang Teaching Centre, Newcastle, NE1 8QB on 11th April

  • 14:00 Registrations
  • 14:15  Welcome
  • 14:25  Buildoffsite Housing Hub
  • 14:45  Brian Ham, Home Group – Capabilities and guiding principles for selecting offsite solutions
  • 15:00  Graeme O’Doherty, McAvoy –  A balanced view of the benefits of modular housing
  • 15:15   Brendan Geraghty, GTA – Creating more homes using good design solutions that suit offsite
  • 15:30  Michael O’Doherty, One Public Estate – Opportunities & challenges of manufactured housing
  • 15:45  Afternoon Tea & Networking
  • 16:30  Political overview
  • 16:45  Panel Debate theme – Collaboration. Encouraging & exploring Buildoffsite’s role as enabler of collaborative projects through Innovate UK & the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund
  • 17:15  Open Discussion
  • 17:45  Other Business
  • 18:00 Drinks and Networking
  • 19:30 Dinner (£30 per head for dinner to non-members)

Panellists to be announced shortly

To register for the event please click here

For more information on this event please contact nathalie.quinn@buildoffsite.com

Student Accommodation & Direction Group Meeting

12 April 2018 , Newcastle University

The next Buildoffsite Direction Group Meeting is taking place on Thursday 12 April at Newcastle University, Barbara Strang Teaching Centre, Newcastle, NE1 8QB

Theme: University Estates and Student Accommodation

10.00 – 2.00 including a tour of CIMC student accommodation which was delivered utilising offsite manufactured ‘modules’

Agenda as follows:

09.30: Registration and Networking

10.00: Welcome and Introductions

10.10: Presentations to include:

  • Premier Interlink
  • Kier
  • Newcastle University

11.10: Construction Leadership Council Update – Construction sector deal

11.40: Digital futures overview – emerging issues – Peter Foster, CoBuilder

12.25: Communications and Events

  • Offsite construction show
  • Newsletter
  • Collaboration with other organisations (HCA, Offsite School, Housing Forum…)

12.40: Member Feedback Session

13.00: Close followed by networking and lunch

A possible visit to the CIMC student accommodation which was delivered utilising manufactured ‘modules’

For those involved with or interested in the Residential Hub, please note that there is a workshop from 9.00 to 2.00 the day before this, on Wednesday 11th, and that event is in detail above this one.

Please register separately for either.

A Member’s Dinner will take place on the evening of 11 April for those who will be staying overnight. The dinner will take place at Cote, 120-122 Grainger Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 5AF from 7.30pm and we hope that as many members as possible will be able to join us.

If you plan to stay over please find below recommended hotels:



You can find out more about our Direction Group Meetings on our website www.buildoffsite.com

For more information on this event or to register, please contact anna.whiting@buildoffsite.com

Delivering New Homes in London at the Irish Embassy

03 May 2018 , Irish Embassy, 17 Grosvenor Place, Belgravia, London SW1X 7HR

Save The Date: A Special Housing Event for Buildoffsite Members

3rd May 3.45pm – 7.00pm

The Role of Offsite in Accelerating the Delivery of New Homes

Embassy of Ireland, Grosvenor Place, London

On 3 May 2018 Buildoffsite in collaboration with Invest Northern Ireland and Enterprise Ireland will deliver a knowledge transfer and networking event that will focus on the role that offsite can play in accelerating the delivery of quality new homes. In the main the event will focus on the particular opportunities and challenges in London Metropolitan area.

The event will take place in the stunning surroundings of the Embassy of Ireland.

The programme will include:

  • An overview of the current market and of growing housing needs
  • Developments in housing policy
  • Input from the investor and developer communities
  • A focus on supply side activities and challenges
  • The role of social housing providers
  • Addressing the skills challenge

Members who attended last year’s event at the Embassy will appreciate that space is limited and delegate places will be available on a first come first served basis with a limit of one delegate per Member organisation.

We anticipate that it may be another couple of weeks before the Programme is finalised but we would not want Members to miss the opportunity to hold the date in their diaries.

To register your interest please email anna.whiting@buildoffsite.com

Pre Direction Group Dinner

19 June 2018 , Hosted by NG Bailey in Bradford

Further details to be confirmed shortly.

Direction Group Meeting Theme – M+E solutions

20 June 2018 , Hosted by NG Bailey in Bradford

 Further details to be confirmed shortly.

Direction Group Dinner

28 August 2018 , Hosted by Polypipe in Aylesford

Direction Group Meeting hosted by Polypipe. ‘Raising our game for the manufacturing supply chain’.

29 August 2018 , Hosted by Polypipe in Aylesford

Member to Member Event hosted by Arup

19 September 2018 , ARUP, Fitzroy Street, London

Direction Group Dinner and Meeting

30 - 31 October 2018

Details to be confirmed.

The Offsite Construction Show in association with Buildoffsite

20 - 21 November 2018 , Excel Centre London

The Offsite Construction show brings together Professionals from Design, Construction and Innovation from all over the Construction Industry: Discover New Designs, Products and Materials.

Meet professionals and suppliers from all over the industry, attend Seminars and Masterclass Sessions. All are free to attend.

You’ll see everything that’s new in Construction, from all of the biggest names in the industry! …. it’s YOUR show!

100 exhibiting companies expected and over 100 product groups, with everything from Building Materials, Composite Panel Manufactures to Design & Consultancy, Engineering & Construction Consultants, Modular Construction, LSF Structures, Hybrid Products, Precast Concrete and Timber Frame Manufactures.

Conveniently located in a high quality Central London Exhibition venue with excellent transportation links.

To register your interest in attending please visit http://offsiteconstructionshow.co.uk/contact/

Railhub Offsite Construction Show Seminar

20 - 21 November 2018 , Excel Centre London

Client Group Meeting – Plan for 2019

Direction Group Meeting followed by Christmas Lunch

19 December 2018

Details to be confirmed.