The achievements of Scotland’s five, geographically-located hub organisations, the public private partnerships set up six years ago to build new community facilities across Scotland, and which have delivered 104 education-related projects across the country with a value of £1.3 billion, will be in the spotlight at the second annual Education Buildings Scotland 2018 Exhibition, Conference and Awards Dinner at Edinburgh’s EICC on 21-22 November.
The event, which brings Scottish educational built environment and policy professionals together, many of whom will be looking at adding new buildings, considering refurbishing existing buildings or wishing to know more about ongoing maintenance, will be able to meet all five hub CEOs and their colleagues who will be in attendance over the course of the two days.
In addition to their historical achievement, Scotland’s hubs are engaged currently on-site in education-related projects totalling £370m.There are, in addition, £539m worth of education-related projects in development.
John Swinney, Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, who will be speaking at the conference said: “Good quality, well maintained and state of the art infrastructure is vital to ensuring we provide the very best opportunities in life for our children, young people and wider communities.”
The CEOs, hub South West’s Michael McBrearty, hub South East’s Paul McGirk, hub West’s Iain Marley, hub North’s Michael Padzinski and hub East Central’s Gary Bushnell, together with their colleagues, will be networking and welcoming delegates both to the conference and the exhibition. Ten hub projects have been nominated for awards which will be announced at the Dinner.
The Scottish Government is the Event’s Partner and its official supporters are Morrison Construction, Portakabin, hub South West, Velux, Scott Brownrigg, Architecture and Design Scotland, the Association of University Directors of Estates (AUDE) and the Scottish Future Trust.
Entry to the exhibition is free to all visitors and delegates. The conference is complimentary for those directly employed in early years, schools, colleges, universities, national and local government and other public services in Scotland. Delegate rates will apply for everyone else wishing to attend the conference.