Building Brum: The Housing Debate

Tuesday 14th May 2019


May 14th, 2019 to April 14th, 2019


6:00pm to 9:00pm


The Studio | 7 Cannon Street | Birmingham | B2 5EP

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Building Brum

The Housing Debate

Hosted by BDP alongside Birmingham City Council Countryside Properties Ilke Homes Places for People Public Practice, Royal Institute of British Architects, the Design Council, Urban Splash, West Midlands Combined Authority at The Studio in Birmingham on May 14th.

The Housing Debate will be chaired by Ben Derbyshire, President of the RIBA.

It will focus on the theme of Quality or Quantity – How do we successfully achieve both?

  • Can we still achieve quality homes and places in an uncertain market?
  • Is it just a numbers game?
  • How do we provide enough ‘real’ affordable homes?
  • Will public sector/private sector collaboration help to drive up numbers and quality?
  • Can the manufacturing and digitisation of housing drive up quality or just help increase quantity?

Panellist include:

  • Louise Wyman (Advisor to WMCA)
  • Mary Parsons (Group Executive Director Places for People & Chair of TCPA & Building Better Building Beautiful Commissioner)
  • Nathan Cornish (Group Board Director Urban Splash)
  • Pooja Agrawal (Co-Founder Public Practice)
  • Stephen Marshall (Head of Housing BDP)
  • Andrew J Taylor (Head of Planning Countryside Properties)
  • Sue Morgan (Director of Architecture and Built Environment Design Council)
  • Andrew Fuller (City Design Manager Birmingham City Council)
  • Dave Sheridan (Executive Chairman Ilke Homes)

There will be drinks and canapes and opportunity to network and discuss the current housing issues.

Building Brum is a cross institute built environment networking series for members of RIBA, RICS, ICE, RTPI, BIID, SBID, Landscape Institute, CIOB, NFB, CIAT & ISE.

The Building Brum series is kindly sponsored by Orangebox, EH Smith, Interface, Schlüter-Systems Ltd, Altro and dline Eisenware.

Get involved:

Tweet us @BuildingBrum

Use the hashtag #BuildingBrum

Due to sponsorship agreements, BDM's, Recruiters, sales managers & product specifiers will not be admitted into Building Brum events.

Please email Building Brum orginisier for any further information.