11 Apr 2018

Right to Build Expo comes to London’s Grand Designs on 10 May

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Right to Build Expo comes to London’s Grand Designs on 10 May

The Right to Build Expo London: Unlocking the potential of Custom and Self-Build housing takes place on the 10 May at ExCel in London’s Docklands, with delegates getting free access to Grand Designs Live, which is on at the same time.

Brought to you in partnership by the Right-to-Build Task Force, NaCSBA and Wood for Good, the Expos are fantastic learning days. For anyone that’s not visited one, the Right to Build Expo is an opportunity to discover the local picture of Right to Build activity, the Right to Build Task Force’s latest work and initiatives and exchange knowledge with a host of key stakeholders.

Previous expos have seen a wide range of planners, housing teams, developer, landowners, community groups, financiers and more come together to further their knowledge.

As well as offering the opportunity to learn more about the Custom, Self-build and cohousing world, the Right to Build Expo is a chance to network with a range of people active, or wanting to become active in the sector.

Visit NaCSBA for some of the learning points from the Right to Build Expo, Exeter.

The Expos are especially useful for councils working to provision sufficient serviced plots to meet the demand on their local Right To Build register, which is key now that NaCSBA has reported that over 33,000 people have now signed up to the registers.

The Right to Build Expo, London, is split into a range of sessions: The Custom & Self-Build sector and the work of the Right to Build Task Force; Why you should support Custom and Self Build housing; An international dimension (Amsterdam); Financial considerations; Planning and design considerations; The Right to Build and opportunities for London and Kick-Starting your Right to Build project.

To date speakers include*:

Piers Taylor of Invisible Studio, Architect and broadcaster

Michael Holmes, NaCSBA Chair

Mario Wolf, Task Force Director,

Chris Brown, Executive Chairman and Founder, Igloo Regeneration

Peoples’ Empowerment Alliance for Custom House (PEACH)

BuildStore and Virgin Money

Marije Raap, Self-build Delivery Project Manager, Amsterdam City Council

Paul Maddock, Senior Associate, Senior Architect at HTA Design LLP

Patrick Devlin, Partner, Pollard Thomas Edwards

Levent Kerimol, Project Director of London Community-Led Housing Hub

Learnings from the Hafer Road project (Adam Street)

Learnings from Rural Urban Synthesis Society (RUSS)

While focused on the industry, the day is open to everyone, and the Right to Build Task Force encourages community-led and cohousing groups to attend.

The event is at ExCel, Royal Victoria Dock in London, on 10 May 2018. Tickets are available from Eventbrite and cost £40, or £20 for local authories.  Wood for Good supporters, current NaCSBA members (but not Self Build Portal users) and registered/established community groups qualify for free entry.

Click here to find out more about the Task Force’s work or here for some of the learnings and challenges from the aAsk Force’s first year in operation.

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