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Addressing the most current and pressing subjects through our CPD-certified seminars.

2019 Speakers
Revolutionising active places and spaces

“The new Sports Cathedral, advances in design and technology to create world class facilities”.

Ed Hayden, Director & Felicity Meares, Associate , Scott Brownrigg 

Showcasing advances in technology for sports facilities, including the UK’s biggest glass floored multiuse sports hall, with fully integrated LED line marking technology which can switch between sports at the touch of a button, and creating a freeform parametric glulam timber roof-grid to enclose the premiership level sports facilities with the optimum form. Demonstrated by the new Activity Centre at St Georges College in Weybridge.

 

Hub Clubs the regeneration of Team Sport

Tracey Francis, Director of Sport & Leisure, LK2 Architects

It would appear that traditional team sports are at best static, and have been for some time, it’s a cause for concern given the positive contribution team sports can make to the communities they serve. People are moving toward activities that better suit their busy lifestyles, purse, and where ability or the need to win doesn’t really factor.

The fabric of our largest team sports Football, Cricket, Rugby, Hockey, have traditionally been built around the ‘pavilion & pitch’ and are either leased or owned.  Maintenance, sinking funds, and customer expectations will drive a new demand led approach. This presentation will explore the concept of rationalising team sports and developing multi sport hubs as a demand led solution to creating a ‘family friendly’ environment.

The Impact of Active Environments

Charles Johnstone, Executive Property Director, Sport England

Charles’ presentation will cover active environments and the importance of integrating, rather than just co-locating services. He will also be discussing how Sport England works with and supports organisations beyond just awarding funds.

“Using sector intelligence to drive investment in sport and physical activity”.

Chris Phillips, Head of Sales – Sports Intelligence, 4global Consulting.

How DataHub uses evidence-based, academic research linked to operator intelligence taken from more than 600 million visits to 2,500 leisure facilities to accurately measure the social value generated from investment in sport and physical activity, and why this is important for operators.

“The UK’s first inland surfing lake”. 

Nick Hounsfield, Founder, The Wave.

Nick will explain the story of how he went from being a self employed healthcare practitioner to building a giant inland surfing destinations, which will bring inspiring facilities for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.

“Creating Health & Promoting Outdoor Spaces”.

Richard Tisdall, Director, Tisdall Associates.

The Parks for Health Toolkit is an evidence based model, that has been developed by integrating experience and qualifications in Landscape Design and Public Health.
It allows existing Parks and Green Spaces to be assessed against Health Criteria; Community Initiatives, Accessibility, Mental Wellbeing, Physical Activity and Environment and Biodiversity.
It provides an evidence based assessment of the current health status of Parks, and identifies improvements and new interventions which enhance the quality and usability of Green Spaces for Health, and it provides guidance on the use and quality of green spaces for the prevention and treatment of avoidable health conditions.(Mild Mental ill-health, Non-communicative diseases, Obesity and Environmental risk factors)

“Active Landscape and Elite Athlete Centre.”

Mark Davies, Sports Capital Strategy Manager, Loughborough University

Loughborough University invested £49M in developing a new student village with the first in the UK and Europe, Altitude Hotel and an active landscape at the heart of the village to inspire its students to be active.

“Developing the Places Leisure proposition to meet the needs of whole communities.”

Steve Mann, Director of Physical Activity, Places for People Leisure.

This presentation will address the challenge of creating modern leisure services that meet community health and wellbeing requirements, whilst remaining commercially successful in a time when leisure services are under pressure to deliver both financial and social value. 

Limited complimentary places available