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2021 Speakers

“The Outdoor School”

Claire Barton, Partner, Haverstock

Haverstock and Cottrell Vermeulen have come up with a new model primary school in response to changing regulations in relation to the environment, the impact of the Covid 19 pandemic and the positive value of biophilic design on children.  Our new school is completely naturally ventilated and based on outdoor circulation linking classrooms under a canopy.  In relation to the current pandemic, two things are obvious new schools need to be healthy and sustainable and existing schools require new strategies of occupation. This has led us to propose a new type of school that can respond to the current needs in education design.

“Passivhaus for large scale student accommodation”

Chris Swinburn, Sustainability Associate, QODA Consulting & Matt Tarling, Director, Stride Treglown Architects

The project, located on UWE’s Frenchay campus, is set to become the largest Passivhaus development in the UK, and one of the largest in the world. The presentation will look at UWE’s journey toward adopting the Passivhaus standard, the benefits this approach brings compared to other sustainability strategies, and some of the challenges and opportunities faced by the scheme so far.

“How key learnings from the past year can be used to shape accommodation providers’ future offerings”

Stuart Henderson, Head of Operations, UK North, ROI and Germany for GSA

There have been numerous challenges posed by the pandemic, but with the end of restrictions finally in sight, accommodation operators must be prepared to take stock of the challenges presented. Stuart can provide expert commentary on how those in the sector can use key learnings from the past 12 months as an opportunity to further improve their offering to students across the UK.

“Responding to Covid19: The next generation of schools”

Dan Howells, Director of Programmes, New Schools Network

The Free Schools Policy was initiated in 2010, and now the world has changed – particularly in the last 12 months. However, the next generation of new schools can (and must) play a key role in both Covid recovery and addressing educational inequality in England.

“Move It: Inspiring Active Places”

Ed Hunt, Facilities and Planning Manager, England Athletics

Following the Covid-19 pandemic, we need to ensure that we are creating innovative, efficient facilities that not only cater for their respective sports but also encourages an active lifestyle, building on the positive momentum that the global pandemic has had on physical activity.

Taking inspiration from groundbreaking international case studies, Ed will look at how they can be adapted to UK education providers including compact facility models together with pioneering solutions such as designs for the UK’s first athletics Exploratorium. 

Limited complimentary places available