Health, sustainability and better learning

The 10th year of the Education Building Forum sees health and sustainability at the top of the agenda, with a view to improving the learning environment

In its 10th year, the Education Building Forum brings together the key stakeholders involved in the delivery of primary schools, secondary schools, colleges and universities to discuss best practice and developments in this vital sector.

This year’s seminar theme is bang on trend: Healthy and sustainable schools – the key to better learning.

To provide insights and top-level market intelligence, we’ve lined up a great list of speakers, which includes:

Speaker: Jesse Putzel, head of sustainability, BAM

Topic: Sustainable schools, where we’ve been and where we could go.

Jesse will examine where the sector has got to so far with sustainability and how contractors, clients and supply chain can work together to produce buildings which perform to a higher standard.

Speaker: Greg Power, head of capital projects and planning, Trinity College Dublin

Topic: The new Trinity Business School – building best in class on time, on budget.

The new 14,000sq m business school in Trinity College Dublin is an exemplary teaching and research building, delivered to NZEB and BREEAM Excellent standards. Greg will give us his insights in delivering this project from start to finish.

What project and supplier delegates thought about last year’s Education Building Forum

“Another excellently organised event with quality meetings throughout, with a variety of potential clients and architects. Timed meetings are just the right length of time to inform delegates of your services/products.” – Collinson

“It was good to meet and listen to colleagues from across the sector and share insights and expertise. The speaker sessions were inspirational and informative and I have come away enthused with new ideas.” – The King’s School, Canterbury

Speakers: Jane Simpson, director, Jane Simpson Access and Kate McGechan, associate, Haverstock

Topic: How can we make our schools look and feel open to all, and be truly accessible to all?

Jane and Kate will focus on our perceptions of discrimination. Using case studies of both mainstream and SEN schools, they will explore the importance of the brief, which is key in creating inclusive design.

Speakers: Helen Taylor, Scott Brownrigg and Sharon Wright, the Learning Crowd

Topic: Urban schools.

Helen and Sharon will discuss their new book, Urban Schools, which looks at how the city can continue to provide the best education experience for children when space is tight.

Speaker: Mark Ellson, director, UK public sector lead, Holmes Miller

Topic: Designing ‘experienced based’ learning spaces.

Mark will present three projects, covering early years provision, primary and secondary school buildings, where the project brief has been developed to marry with the curriculum and school requirements and creative, cost-effective solutions have been created.

Complimentary delegate places include access to all seminars, the opportunity to network with fellow professionals as well as meeting with the most innovative suppliers – the Education Building Forum provides a unique opportunity to connect with key players across the education sector. It’s a must-attend for anyone involved in the funding, design, build, delivery or management of schools and their estate facilities.

The forum is held over one and a half days in a premium setting, the schedule of seminars and one-on-one business meetings is complemented by an extensive social programme including an informal dinner on 3 October. The Education Building Forum is a fully CPD-certified event.

The Education Building Forum, 3–4 October 2019, Whittlebury Hall Hotel, Northamptonshire

For more details, or to register now for your complimentary place, contact Sue Ramcharan by calling: 0208 288 1080, emailing: or visiting:

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