Upcoming Events

Photo © NG Bailey

Upcoming events

Pre Direction Group Dinner

27 February 2018 , Bella Italia, Castlegate Park, Birmingham Road, Dudley, DY1 4TB

For those members staying overnight for the Direction Group Meeting on the 28th, a Members Dinner will take place on the evening of 27 February .

The dinner will take place at Bella Italia, Castlegate Park, Birmingham Road, Dudley, DY1 4TB from 7.30pm and we hope that as many Members as possible will be able to join us.

If you plan to stay over there are two recommended hotels:

The Village Hotel Dudley or telephone 01384 888830 (select option 1) To secure a corporate rate at The Village Hotel, quote ‘COR1B’ at the time of your booking. (£90 for single occupancy in a double). This cost includes breakfast, parking, wifi and use of leisure facilities.

The Copthorne Hotel:  Prices vary from £70 – £110

Any questions please contact anna.whiting@buildoffsite.com or call 0207 549 3306

Direction Group Meeting. Theme: Developing Skills Around Offsite Construction

28 February 2018 , Hosted by TDS at Dudley College

The next Buildoffsite Direction Group Meeting takes place on Wednesday 28 February 9:30am – 1:30pm.

With a theme of Developing Skills Around Offsite Construction it also includes a tour of Dudley Advance II.

TDS Midlands have kindly agreed to host this meeting at Dudley College of Technology.

Dudley College of Technology
The Broadway
West Midlands

Agenda as follows:

09.30: Registration and Networking

10.00: Welcome and Introductions

10.30: Overview from TDS and Dudley College

11.00: Presentations

Kevin Arthur, Elements Europe   – Offsite Practical Skills in Practice

Kevin will be discussing the labour challenges faced within the UK Construction sector, the skills shortage the industry has and how offsite construction can assist with these challenges.  He will also focus on the specialist skills the offsite industry requires and how these differ from traditional labour skill sets.

Richard Bayliss, CITB – A new skills frontier: Why offsite is changing skills needs and how training can respond

Ian Heptonstall, Action Sustainability – Developing skills to accelerate the uptake of Offsite

Chris Barlow, Encon – FAAY- Partitioning systems. The opportunity to learn a new skill set, installing a partitioning system

12.15: The role of the professions and further education in providing skills for the offsite sector – Nick Whitehouse, Buildoffsite

12.30: Communications and events

12.40: Member feedback session

13.00: Tour (approx half an hour) Dudley College Advance II


Housing Hub Meeting: Procurement

14 March 2018

1pm – 5pm Moller Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge


At the request of Local Authorities, Housing Associations and developers in the Eastern region Buildoffsite will lead a workshop session on procurement specifically for offsite construction in the housing sector.
Influential speakers, engaging content and an opportunity for organisations within the housing sector to connect and collaborate, with regional information sharing and valued speakers forming part of the knowledge transfer.


1.00 Registrations

1.15 Welcome

  • Buildoffsite Housing Hub
  • Ann Bentley, RLB/CLC
  • Mike Kimmer, Caledonian Modular
  • Mark Robinson, Trowers & Hamlins
  • Andrew Yuill, Flagship Homes

2.45 Afternoon Tea & Networking

  • Political Overview, Mayor of Cambridge & Peterborough
  • Panel Debate – Procurement
  • Open Discussion
  • Other Business

5.00 Close

Moller Centre

Churchill College
Storey’s Way
United Kingdom
CB3 0DE (SAT NAV use CB3 0DS)


Newcastle Housing Hub (& Opt in Direction Group Dinner)

11 April 2018 , Newcastle University




Enabling Housing DeliveryHow 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 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  Speaker to be announced shortly
  • 15:15   Brendan Geraghty, GTA – How to create more homes and accelerate housing using good design solutions that suit the use of offsite construction
  • 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

Direction Group Meeting: University Estates and Student Accommodation

12 April 2018               10am – 1pm


09.30:  Registration and Networking

10.00Welcome and Introductions

10.15:   Presentations:

    • Paul Bandeen, Newcastle University
    • Dave Shaw, Plans for UEA and University of Arts in Norwich
    • Parkview architect and contractors are available also to present

11.05: Client Challenges – Major client(s) Project Proposals

Opportunities for Buildoffsite members to collaborate and build innovative supply chains to meet particular client requirements.

11.50: Construction Leadership Council Update  – Construction Sector Deal

Events, funding and collaboration from the Industrial Strategy Challenge fund.

12.30: 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 Lunch and Networking

14.00: Discovering Offsite

Potential to visit to the CIMC Student Accommodation which was delivered utilising offsite manufactured ‘modules’.


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

For more information on this event 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

A knowledge and networking session jointly hosted by Buildoffsite, Enterprise Ireland and Invest Northern Ireland.

The population of London is growing at a rate unseen for 70 years. There is already a shortage of decent, affordable homes. Against the current record of building around 46,000 new homes the London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, has called for a programme to construct 66,000, and for 60% of these to be affordable.

The big question for this session is how can offsite construction methods contribute to a step change in new homes at scale?

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.