VenueSouth Cambridgeshire Hall, Cambourne Business Park, Cambourne, Cambridge CB23 6EA
(provisional – details may change)PART 1: THE POTENTIAL OF CUSTOM AND SELF BUILD HOUSING 0900 | Registration, coffee & networking Welcome & opening address 0915 | Welcome by Michael Holmes, chair, on behalf of NaCSBA & Wood for Good. 0945 | Welcome by Cllr. Bridget Smith, Leader, South Cambridgeshire District Council Session 1: Supporting Custom and Self Build housing in South Cambs and the wider region 0950 | Keynote address by Nicholas Boys Smith, Managing Director, Create Streets 1005 | Why support Custom and Self Build housing by Richard Bacon MP, Task Force Ambassador and Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Self-Build, Custom and Community Housebuilding and Place-Making 1020 | Overview of the Custom and Self Build housing sector, Michael Holmes, Chair NaCSBA 1035 | The Right to Build Task Force and the technical models for delivery: Supporting Custom and Self Build delivery in the UK, Mario Wolf, Task Force Director, including interview with Adam Broadway, Managing Director, Instinctively Green and Right to Build Task Force Expert on the K1 Co-housing project Cambridge 1105 | Q&A 1115 | Coffee break & networking in the exhibition 1145 | Unlocking opportunities across South Cambridgeshire, Laurence Castle, Custom & Self Build REgional Manager and Gill Anderton, Head of Development (New Build), and interview with Neil Smith, Chief Executive, Net Zero Buildings 1215 | Panel discussion on opportunities across South Cambridgeshire and benefits of community-led housing development with contributions from Nicholas Boys Smith, Barry Wood, Deputy Task Force Ambassador and Leader of Cherwell District Council and Adam Broadway, with questions from the floor Session 2: Facilitating delivery through the planning system and mortgage availability 1230 | Planning for Custom and Self Build housing and local authorities in action, Sally Tagg, Foxley Tagg Planning. 1250 | Mortgage availability, Tom McSherry, National Relationship Manager, BuildStore 1320 | Q&A 1330 | Networking lunch / market forum in the exhibition space PART 2: DELIVERING CUSTOM AND SELF BUILD HOUSING 1430 | Welcome by Michael Holmes, Chair (on behalf of NaCSBA & Wood for Good) 1435 | Creating and bringing forward Custom and Self Build developments. Two interviews: Mark Stevenson, Potton and Tom Connor, Custom Build Homes. Session 2: Mastering delivery 1500 | Masterclasses
- Legislation guidance and good practice with the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
- Mortgage and finance availability with BuildStore
- Planning for Custom and Self Build housing with Foxley Tagg Planning
- Facilitating neighbourhood planning and community-led projects with Enhabit and The Right to Build Task Force
- The importance of assessing demand with Three Dragons
Site visit! Visit to Marmalade Lane Co-housing project in Cambridge, led by Adam Broadway - AND - to Net Zero's semi-detached homes and manufacturing facility at Six Mile Bottom, led by Neil Smith, CEO Net Zero Buildings. (Visits are by invitation only due to limitation on numbers).
Sponsors of Cambridge Expo
Who should attend
Local authorities, planners, community housing groups, self-builders & individuals, landowners, developers, architects.
Benefits of attending
- Kick-start your own custom and self-build success story.
- Network and share your experiences so far.
- Learn about the Right-to-Build Task Force and what it can do for you.
- Discover how pioneering councils, experienced developers and landowners are capitalising on custom and self-build opportunities.
- Get expert, one-to-one help and advice.
The Right to Build Expo will galvanize you and your team with in-depth access to success stories and ‘how-to’s from other regions. Get directly connected to expert support from the Task Force and understand how to maximize the full potential of the custom and self-build opportunities.
How do I book onto masterclasses and workshops?
Delegates can select their preferred options when registering for tickets on Eventbrite. Your confirmation will detail which options you made.
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Full details of how to reach the venue by car and public transport are here:
Staying in touch with you
By registering for this event, you understand that Right to Build Taskforce and Expo partners (NaCSBA) can continue to contact you about the Expos and that you can unsubscribe from their email list at any time.
Talks & presentations from this and recent ExposThese will be posted up soon after the event. For interest, here are presentations from our most recent Expo held in Glasgow: The morning sessions (Glasgow) (PDF)
MasterclassesThese are largely discussion based, but you will be able to view/download some materials here after events (meanwhile, here are some materials from our recent Glasgow Expo):
- Masterclass: Assessing Demand (PDF), Mario Wolf, Right to Build Taskforce
- Masterclass: Facilitating co-housing projects, Akiko Kobayashi & Steven Tolson
- Masterclass: Bath Street Collective Custom Build – and how to build a Scotland-wide model (PDF), John Kinsley Architects
Who attended on the day?A delegate list will be posted up soon after the event (names, organisations only)
“Excellent event, inspiring speakers and discussions” – urban designer, recent Expo delegate