Creating learning environments at Education Estates

Education Estates returns to Manchester Central on 11-12 November

In order for pupils and students to realise their full learning potential, they need the best learning environments. Facilities that are purpose built for learning, not just for today’s needs but also those in the future – an environment that inspires and empowers teachers, lecturers, pupils and students alike.

Therefore, it is vitally important to realise the full potential of existing estates, maximising space and functionality with a focus on creating the ideal environment for learning. To bring out the best in people, we need to make the most of our buildings whether we’re working with existing premises or starting from scratch.

Comprising a two-day exhibition and conference, Education Estates brings the education sector together to share best practice and knowledge and to learn from each other. The conference has been put together by the industry, for the industry and has two streams, one covering schools and the other covering colleges and universities.

James Lee, event director of Education Estates, said:

“The strapline for Education Estates, ‘Creating Learning Environments’, is the focus we would like delegates, exhibitors and speakers to have at this key event in the calendar.”

Education Estates at a glance

  • Two day conference and exhibition programme focused on the design, build, management and maintenance of education facilities
  • The conference is complementary for individuals directly employed in schools, colleges, universities and local authorities while access to the exhibition is free for all
  • The conference has two streams, one covering schools and one covering colleges and universities
    Over 70 key speakers including:
  • Stephen Beechey, managing director Education Sector & Investment Solutions, Wates Group
  • • Marcus Fagent, head of education and children’s services, EC Harris
  • Jayne Bird, partner, Nicholas Hare Architects
  • Ann Bodkin, head of design, Education Funding Agency
  • Simon McEneny, assistant director for physical assets, regeneration, Liverpool City Council
  • Andrew Rannard, deputy headteacher, Notre Dame Catholic College
  • Anthony Seldon, master, Wellington College
  • Martin Summersgill, director of estates masterplanning & development, Imperial College London
  • Rachel Stephenson, programme director, Education Funding Agency
  • There is also a20 per cent discount available on Virgin Advance Fares for all delegates and visitors travelling from London to Manchester

The exhibition will showcase products and services that are leading the way by providing innovative solutions for schools, colleges and universities. Confirmed exhibitors include: ADP, AECOM, Atkins, Autex Acoustics, Britplas, Caloo, EC Harris, EllisWilliams Architects, Healthy Buildings International, Ponds for Schools, Marsh, Monodraught, Nuaire, The SCIN Gallery, Sika, Stantec, The StudyBed Company, Sweett Group, Tarkett, Trend Control Systems, Turner & Townsend and many more.

For more information about Education Estates and to register please go to or contact the team on 01892 518877 or follow the event on Twitter using #EducationEstates