hub educational achievements to be highlighted at Edinburgh conference



The CEOs of Scotland’s five hub partnerships will celebrate another successful year at Edinburgh’s Education Buildings Scotland conference this week.

The geographically located hubs have delivered 115 education sector projects across the country with a value of £1.45 billion since they were established six years ago.

The third annual Education Buildings Scotland 2019 Exhibition, Conference and Awards Dinner on November 27-28 brings together Scottish educational built environment and policy professionals, many of whom will be looking at adding new buildings, considering refurbishing existing buildings or wishing to know more about ongoing maintenance.

All the hub CEOs and their colleagues will be in attendance over the course of the two days.

Scotland’s hubs are currently engaged on-site with educational projects worth £358 million, with a further £675m of projects in development across the country. 

John Swinney, Deputy First Minister and cabinet secretary for education and skills, who will be speaking at the conference, has said: “This year’s theme for the 2019 Education Buildings Scotland conference is Scotland’s Learning Estate – Connecting People, Places and Learning and building on the success of previous events.

“It is an opportunity for everyone involved in education to come together with those directly engaged in creating great buildings to discuss how the built environment can support the best possible educational outcomes for our children, young people wider communities.”

Key figures from all hub will be in attendance from the start of the conference on Wednesday morning at stand F2 at the EICC. They will include the chief executive of hub West, Iain Marley, chief executive of hub South West, Michael McBrearty, chief executive of hub East Central, Gary Bushnell, and chief executive of hub South East and executive chairman of hub North, Paul McGirk.

A series of hub projects have been nominated for awards, the winners of which will be announced at the Wednesday night Dinner.

The Scottish Government is the event’s partner and its official supporters are Morrison Construction, Portakabin, hub Scotland, Velux, RIAS, Architecture & Design Scotland, the Association of University Directors of Estates (AUDE) and Scottish Futures Trust.



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