The hee forum 2019

Take an exclusive sneak preview of Warwick University’s new £50m sports hub

The higher education estates forum is a must-attend event for those involved in the design, build or operation of university estates. If you’re working in university estates and are involved in delivering a project, then you’re eligible to attend as a complimentary delegate including executive accommodation, an exclusive delegate networking drinks reception, all meals, refreshments and a superb gala dinner.

If you’re unfamiliar with the hee forum, it brings together the community of those involved in delivering the best in higher education estates. It’s held over one and a half days and combines seminars sharing best practice with the opportunity to network with fellow professionals, as well as meet with the most innovative and relevant suppliers in the sector through pre-selected meetings.

For the first time, we’ll be hosting the hee forum at the University of Warwick where delegates will have the opportunity to have an exclusive tour of the new Sports and Wellbeing hub ahead of its official opening in April. With the ambitious goal to have the most physically active campus community in the UK by 2020, the tour will be conducted by Lisa Dodd-Mayne, Warwick’s director of sport and active communities, who has been closely involved in the project.

The state-of-the-art facility comprises a new sports hall, a flexible 12-lane swimming pool, fitness suites, the UK’s largest gym facility in the HE sector, climbing and bouldering walls, squash courts, flexible studio spaces, a welcoming café and outdoor 3G sports pitches and netball courts. 

This year’s speakers include: 

  John Plumridge, director of estates and facilities, Birmingham City University, who will be talking about The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire; a technically challenging building constructed within a tight budget that had to blend teaching and performance space. 

  Julie Lecoq, consultant, and Joyce Chan Schoof, head of sustainable design at HOK, who will be discussing facilities that support wellbeing and mental health.

  Tracey Francis, director at LK2 Sport and Leisure who will pose the question ‘What are the opportunities for mixed use on an evolving campus?’

  Lisa Dodd-Mayne, director of sport and active communities, University of Warwick, and Andy Mytom, partner, David Morley Architects, who will discuss why investment in sport and physical activity infrastructure matters. 

This year’s hee forum is being held on 21 & 22 March at the University of Warwick. For more information, or to register your interest in attending, please visit the hee forum website.

To find out if you are eligible for a complimentary delegate place, please contact Sue Ramcharan on 020 8288 1080 or email

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