Industry Events

Building Centre conference on custom-build housing | 22 February

On Monday 22 February, the Building Centre in London will hold the conference 'Rethinking the way we live: custom-build'.

The event, fruit of the partnership between The Building Centre and the Museum of Architecture, will focus on custom-build market in the UK.

In Britian, over six million people are looking to get involved in a custom-build project, and over two-thirds of people reluctant to buy an off-the-peg volume-built house. However, it is estimated that just 10,000 self and custom-built homes were built in 2015.

The conferene will explore the reasons why the UK fails to deliver bespoke homes and what the built environment industry can do to encourage growth in custom-build.

Speakers include: Alex Ely, director of Mae Architects; Chris Brown, chief executive of Igloo Regeneration; Gus Zogolovitch, CEO and founder of Inhabit Homes; Geoff Shearcroft, director of AOC Architecture; Chair: Alice Grahame, freelance journalist and communications advisor, The Guardian and resident of a Walter Segal house.

Tickets are available here.

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Housing shortage and offsite construction, upcoming event in Birmingham

On 23 and 24 March 2016 the National Exhibition Center (NEC) in Birmingham will host the 'Explore Offsite in the Housing Sector' event.

The seminar present a combined mix of conferences and exhibitions, including a prestigious line-up of industry speakers.

The discussion will be focused on the housing sector, analysing the opportunities that offsite construction offers to takle the housing shortage crisis. 

Housebuilding in the UK is currently at an all-time low. It is predicted that a total of 250,000 homes need to be delivered each year in order to tackle spiralling house prices and the critical shortage of affordable homes. This target has constantly been missed – with figures showing that only 141,000 homes were constructed last year.

For more information visit www.exploreoffsite.co.uk or contact [email protected].

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