PPN Programme Of Events


PPN arranges a variety of social and networking events.  Members are also invited to attend events organised by the University College of Estate Management (UCEM), 3CPD Ltd, the Property & Finance Group and the Lunchtime Comment Club (LCC).  Further events are currently being organised and will be included below shortly.


Bristol City Hall renovation - site tour and presentation
(PPN / UCEM event) 

DATE: Thursday, 5 October 2017 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm (approx finish)

LOCATION: Britstol City Hall, College Green, Bristol BS1 5TR

PRICE:   £10 per person for PPN members, UCEM alumni and non-members, FREE for UCEM students

As part of Bristol City Council’s Workplace Transformation Programme (BWP), the Grade II* Listed City Hall was extensively remodelled in a £14m project to create a modern agile working environment as well as improved public access. Previously it was a base for approx 600 staff, it can now serve up to 1800. The project has won a number of awards and is currently shortlisted for the AJ Retrofit Awards 2017. A key challenge was the need to balance the requirements of a significant heritage asset and the technical requirements of creating a modern working environment to allow the Council to remain in the building.

The visit will start with a presentation by Nigel Dyke of Alec French Architects, who will then take us on a tour of City Hall.

Visit Bristol City Hall website - How to get there


Lunchtime Comment Club (LCC) Autumn Lunch

DATE: Wednesday, 11 October 2017 - 12:00pm (Aperitifs), with lunch at 12.45pm

LOCATIONRoyal Air Force Club, 128 Piccadilly, London, W1

MEMBERS AND GUESTS PRICE: £60pp for 3 course lunch with wine with meal, and coffee.

The Guest Speaker for this lunch will be Jeremy Randall, President of the Leander Rowing Club - which is recognised the world over for its extraordinary achievements, and home to rowing heroes and to the champions of tomorrow.

​To book for this event please contact Madeleine@ppnonline.co.uk 

Visit Royal Air Force Club website


Building Surveyors' Oxford Briefing 2017

DATE: Friday, 13 October 2017 - 9:00am - 5:30pm

LOCATIONCulham Conference Centre, nr Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 3DB

PRICE: £99pp.  Discount for 3CPD subscribers and PPN members - £89pp.  The price includes documentation, morning and afternoon refreshments and lunch.

The Briefing programme consists of the usual variety of professional and technical talks, covering traditional and modern building surveying topics, adding up to seven hours CPD.

For full programme with details of this event and to book please visit 3CPD's website


APC workshop (3CPD event)

DATE: Thursday 19 October 2017 - 2:00pm-5.30pm

LOCATIONThame Barns Centre, Church Rd, Thame OX9 3AJ

PRICE: £67.50pp including documentation, refreshments and VAT.

This half-day workshop, run by Vivienne Spurge FRICS of APC Success, is aimed at RICS APC candidates planning to submit their final assessment in Spring 2018 or wishing to get a head start for submission in Autumn 2018 or later. It is appropriate for APC candidates following all of the APC pathways, including building surveying, commercial property practice, planning and development, project management, residential survey and valuation, rural and quantity surveying.

The workshop will cover the preparation of the documentation for the final assessment and the interview. It will concentrate on the mandatory competencies, the RICS rules of conduct and ethical issues and some of the core competencies. The workshop will also explore revision techniques, presentation skills and tips for the final interview.

For further information and to book visit 3CPD website 


PPN Annual Lunch - House of Lords

DATE: Friday, 20 October 2017 - 12:30pm - 2:30pm

LOCATION: House of Lords, SW1A 0PW

We are delighted to again be holding our Annual Luncheon at the House of Lords on the Terrace overlooking the Thames, which Lord Ramsbotham has very kindly agreed to host. 

MEMBERS AND GUESTS PRICE:  £100 per person, which includes pre-lunch drinks, 3 course lunch and wine with meal, followed by coffee and chocolates.

Palace of Westminster  Afternoon Tour:  We are able to offer a limited number of tour places to those attending the Lunch.  Further details on application.

Visit House of Lords website


PPN Autumn Golf Day

DATE: Thursday, 26 October 2017 - 8:30am - 3:00pm

MEMBERS AND GUESTS PRICE: £65pp

LOCATIONHarewood Downs Golf Club, Cokes Lane, Chalfont St Giles, Amerham, Bucks HP8 4TA

Coffee and bacon rolls on arrival, 18 holes of golf, followed by a three course lunch and prize-giving.  Harewood Downs, built in the early 1900s, features some of the finest holes in Buckinghamshire and is a challenging test of golf for both high and low handicap golfers. The beautiful course enjoys remarkable views over the Misbourne valley and rolling Chiltern Hills.

Visit Harewood Downs Golf Club website


PPN Wine Tasting

DATE: Thursday, 16 November 2017 - 5:30pm - 7:45pm

LOCATION: Boot & Flogger, 10-20 Redcross Way, Southwark, London SE1

PRICE:  To be confirmed shortly.

This year's wine tasting will be held in a private room at The Boot & Flogger - a hidden gem just a short walk from London Bridge Station and Borough Market.  This is a fun and informal event with an opportunity to network with other PPN members and guests whilst enjoying wine from Davy's Wine Merchant cellars.

The AGM will take place 5 minutes before the wine tasting starts at 5.35pm.​

Visit The Boot & Flogger website


Planning Law Update (a 3CPD event)

DATE: Wednesday, 6 December 2017

LOCATION: Maidenhead Golf Club, Shoppenhangers Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire SL6 2PZ

3CPD's regular planning law update with Tony Bowhill, planning consultant.

Details will be available shortly.

Visit 3CPD website


Five Counties Conference 2018 (a 3CPD event)

DATE: Wednesday, 28 February 2018 - 9:00am start

LOCATION: Wycombe Swan Theatre, St Mary Street, High Wycombe HP11 2XE

Details will be published in late 2017.

Visit 3CPD website


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