Upcoming events

    • 27 Jun 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • University of Reading, School of Architecture, Building L46, London Road Campus, 4 Redlands Road, Reading, RG1 5EX
    • 16


    Risky Business? Investing in Heritage at Risk

    Lichfields has completed a pioneering study for Historic England into the economic, environmental and social returns offered by Heritage at Risk sites in London. Join us to consider the Thames Valley perspective with members of the Lichfields Heritage Team.

    The Study

    The study was a collaboration between Lichfields' research, economics and heritage teams and draws on available metrics from project evaluation data and their Evaluate tool to quantify the values and benefits of investment into sites and structures at risk. 

    Ten case studies show that investment into Heritage at Risk can deliver an unrivalled richness in regeneration outcome: not just preservation of historic fabric, but optimised use of space, job creation, economic gains, enhancement of social facilities, training opportunities and educational programmes. Comparatively small investments can unlock transformational change by altering local perceptions and breaking the cycle of blight caused by redundant and problematic buildings.

    Local investment in Heritage at Risk delivers investment into local landmarks, local distinctiveness and neighbourhood pride. Restored venues can become regional cultural destinations in their own right. 


    8.00am Registration & Breakfast
    8.30am Seminar Starts
    9.30am Finish

    Kindly sponsored by

    • 03 Jul 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Barton Wilmore, The Blade, Abbey Square, READING, RG1 3BE
    • 31

    The General Data Protection Regulations - where are we now?

    The influx of emails sent out in the run up to the GDPR coming into effect was a useful insight into just how many organisations hold our data, and how the implementation of the GDPR has forced them to review permissions and privacy policies. 

    Carla Whalen from Russell-Cooke Solicitors will give us

    • an update on how the GDPR is working in practice and lessons from the first six weeks of implementation
    • guidance on what steps we can take if we are unsure how the GDPR applies to us
    • what actions we should be taking to ensure ongoing compliance with data protection legislation


    Our Speaker

    Carla is an Associate in the Charity and Social Business team at Russell-Cooke. She assists charities, social businesses and other third sector organisations with all aspects of employment law, HR and data protection matters.



    Arrivals and networking – 5.30pm

    Talk – 6pm

    Q&A – 6.30pm

    Close - 7pm

    • 06 Sep 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Wokingham Town Hall

    Come and find out about Wokingham Borough Councils ambitions plans to regenerate the town centre.  Members of the Regeneration Company will provide an overview of the various projects including Carnival Pool, Elms Field and Peach Place. 

    At the Heart of the regeneration is the £3.8m Market Place public realm project.  Attendees will have the opportunity to see the completed Market Place project as part of the Event.

    Further Details and Confirmation of Date to follow.

    • 18 Oct 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Peter Brett Associates, Caversham Bridge House, Waterman Place, Reading, RG1 8DN

    Tackling Modern Slavery in Construction

    Following on the CIOB reports Modern Slavery: The Dark Side of Construction  and Building a Fairer System: Tackling Modern Slavery in Construction Supply Chains our speakers will look at the what progress has been made by our sector and the steps we can take to tackle the issue.

    There are an estimated 45 million enslaved people globally with modern slavery reported in 167 countries.

    18th October is Anti-Slavery Day - the day provides an opportunity to raise awareness of human trafficking and modern slavery, and encourage government, local authorities, companies, charities and individuals to do what they can to address the problem


    • April McCoig - Anti-Slavery Coordinator, Thames Valley Police
    • Michael Sippitt - Chairman, ClarksLegal


    5.30pm - arrivals and registration
    6.00pm - speakers and questions
    7.30pm - finish

    • 12 Nov 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • The Roost, Thames Tower, Reading

    Networking Drinks - members only


    To be confirmed

Past events

13 Jun 2018 University of Reading: Library Site Visit
22 May 2018 Thames Lido, Reading. Presentation and Tour
16 May 2018 Breakfast Networking at the Shed
13 Mar 2018 Building Information Modelling - Client, FM and Legal view
28 Feb 2018 G4C - Modular Homes - The Solution to the Housing Crisis?
20 Feb 2018 Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership
16 Jan 2018 UoR Architecture Talk & Breakfast at the Thames Lido - Reading
12 Dec 2017 Constructing Excellence Berkshire | Breakfast at Bill's
06 Dec 2017 G4C - Christmas Social
23 Nov 2017 Networking Drinks at The Forbury, Reading
19 Oct 2017 Securing Infrastructure in the Real & Digital Worlds – the Physical, Personnel & Cyber Security Challenges
12 Oct 2017 G4C - What Do You Do?
05 Oct 2017 Constructing Excellence Regional Event - Closing the Performance Gap 2017 Update
28 Sep 2017 G4C - Site Talk & Tour: Reading Gateway
22 Sep 2017 Breakfast at Bill's - with Annual General Meeting
06 Sep 2017 G4C Summer Networking Drinks at The Biscuit Tin, Reading
04 Jul 2017 Design Series PART 2 - Thames Tower Talk & Tour
20 Jun 2017 Design Series PART 1 - Oracle Riverside Redesign
07 Jun 2017 Constructing Excellence Berkshire | Breakfast at Bill's
25 Apr 2017 Networking Drinks at Reading Town Hall
15 Mar 2017 Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership
07 Mar 2017 G4C - BIM in Industry
09 Feb 2017 Waste as a Resource on Brownfield Land
12 Jan 2017 Constructing Excellence Berkshire | Breakfast at Bill's
13 Dec 2016 G4C Christmas Social
08 Dec 2016 Constructing Excellence Berkshire | Breakfast at Bill's and AGM
10 Nov 2016 Reading 2050 : What’s your role as a current and future construction professional?
20 Oct 2016 Constructing Excellence Berkshire | Breakfast at Bill's
10 Oct 2016 LinkedIn - Making it Work for You
28 Sep 2016 Environmental Assessment - Key Changes for the Construction Industry
15 Sep 2016 Constructing Excellence Regional Event - Closing the Performance Gap
14 Jul 2016 Constructing Excellence Berkshire - Maidenhead Waterways Site Visit
30 Jun 2016 FutureBuild 2016 @ Reading Uni's New Architectural Studio
15 Jun 2016 G4C - Maiden Erlegh Site Visit
08 Jun 2016 Digital marketing strategy and social media
19 May 2016 Constructing Excellence Berkshire - Breakfast at Bills
20 Apr 2016 G4C - What Do You Do? 2
17 Mar 2016 Constructing Excellence Berkshire | Breakfast at Bill's
18 Feb 2016 The LEPs, Talent and Growth in Berkshire and Beyond
28 Jan 2016 G4C Starter Homes & The Housing Bill
13 Jan 2016 Breakfast at Bill's - An RIBA South Update
01 Jan 2016 Constructing Excellence Berkshire | Upcoming Events | Winter 2016
09 Dec 2015 G4C Christmas Social
04 Dec 2015 Networking breakfast with G4C
30 Nov 2015 M4 Bridge Beam Lift
24 Nov 2015 Networking Drinks at The Forbury, Reading
18 Nov 2015 Post Occupancy Evaluation
28 Oct 2015 G4C - What Do You Do?
08 Oct 2015 Reading's Future Potential, Challenges and Changes
23 Sep 2015 CE Award Winners Present
14 Jul 2015 Thames Valley Property Forum Breakfast: Thames Valley Futures
25 Jun 2015 FutureBuild, Future Working
21 Apr 2015 The Skills Gap

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