Friday 06 December 2019

Dealing with Late Buildings in Purpose Built Student Accommodation - How to Handle the Consumer End

After a summer where 30% of all buildings delivered have been late and reputational damage has been caused this one day conference will provide invaluable advice on how best to avoid problems and satisfy incoming student tenants and their parents.

Suitable for - those working in student and accommodation services within institutions, those managing and developing student accommodation and those advocating on behalf of students.

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9.00am - 9.30amRegistration (Tea and coffee available)

9.30am - 9.55amIntroduction of Delegates

9.55am - 10.25amAn Overview of Late Buildings in 2018 and 2019, Common Patterns and Trends Martin Blakey, Chief Executive Unipol Student Homes

10.25am - 10.40amQuestions and discussion

10.40am - 11.20amWhy Building are Delivered Late, the Special Characteristics of Student Accommodation and What to Watch Out For David Grover Chief Operating Officer for Development, Mace

11.20am - 11.30pmQuestions and discussion

11.30pm - 11.45pm Break (Tea and coffee available)

11.45pm - 12.20pmProtecting the Developer and End User: How Contracts, Liquidated Damages and Section Completion Can Help Speaker to be confirmed, Pinsent Masons LLP

12.20pm - 12.30pmQuestions and discussions

12.30pm - 1.20pmLunch (Provided)

1.20pm - 2.00pmCase Example: Dealing Successfully with a Late Building in Exeter Sarah Snow Acting Director of Commercial Services and Steven McCarthy Operations Director, CRM Students

2.00pm - 2.10pmQuestions and discussion

2.10pm - 2.40pmThe Regulatory Environment: What the Approved National Codes Say About What to do When a Building is Late and any Possible Future Changes Simon Kemp, National Codes Administrator

2.40pm - 2.55pmBreak (Tea and coffee available)

2.55pm - 3.35pmLessons from Summer 2019: Good and Bad Practices: A Report on an ANUK/Unipol Investigation into Recent Late Buildings Martin Blakey, Chief Executive, Unipol Student Homes

3.35pm - 4.00pmDelegate discussion

4.00pm - 4.10pmConcluding remarks and end



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Dealing with Late Buildings in Purpose Built Student Accommodation - How to Handle the Consumer End

Friday 6th December 2019 - Central London

This summer 30% of all new purpose built student accommodation developments (PBSA) experienced delays in being occupied on time. Late buildings could be found in both the private and educational sectors.

This conference concentrates on the student end of the issue and aims to assist those developing, managing and allocating new student accommodation to improve:

  • operational antennae about when a building might be late
  • what contingency planning should be put into place
  • the regulatory and legal environment that dictates the framework for action

and, most importantly of all, how to ensure that students, parents and educational institutions have done all they can to ensure that newly arriving students get the service they deserve as they settle into University, many for the first time.

The conference also takes a wider look at why the number of buildings being delivered late appears to be rising (although there were also many late buildings across the summer of 2018).

The day includes good practice examples (including Exeter University) and the outcomes of an ANUK/Unipol investigation into how those operating student accommodation performed over the summer highlighting both good and bad practice.

This will be an interesting day and for those looking to manage new buildings this is an opportunity to understand how late buildings happen and how things can be best handled in a difficult situation - after all, this year the chances of having to deal with this complex and stressful subject were 1 in 3.

The event is designed to be participative and is limited to 40 delegates for this purpose.



Cost per delegate

Normal Delegate Rate - £295

Friends of Unipol Rate - £250

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