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.  We always welcome ideas for future events from members


PPN Painted Hall Ceiling Tour at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich

DATE: Tuesday, 17 April 2018, starting at 1.00pm  (approx 1 hour duration)

LOCATION: Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London SE10 9NN

PRICE: £15 per person

During a major conservation project, we have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the drama and secrets of Britain's largest painted ceiling - dubbed 'the Sistine Chapel of the UK'.  The group will ascend 60 ft to a special observation deck to discover the transformational effects conservation work can achieve.  As the smoke and dirt has been removed we will see the colour and vibrancy of the Thornhill's work revealed.


There are 2 spaces currently available available on this private group tour. 

Visit Old Royal Naval College website


PPN Spring Golf Day

DATE AND TIME: Thursday, 19 April 2018 - Coffee & bacon rolls from 8.00am, with tee-off from 9.00am (Three ball format).

LOCATIONTandridge Golf Club, Oxted, Surrey  RH

MEMBERS PRICE: £90 per person.
NON-MEMBERS/GUESTS PRICE: £90 per person.
UCEM STUDENT MEMBERS PRICE:  £85 per person

Price includes coffee & bacon roll, 18 holes of golf and four course carvery lunch (drinks not included).

Tandridge golf course is set among mature woodland with spectacular views of the Surrey North Downs and the countryside of Kent and Sussex.  It is easily accessible from the M25 junction 6.

Further details will be published shortly.  For further information please contact Madeleine@ppnonline.co.uk 

Visit Tandridge Golf Club website


APC Final Assessment Revision (an APC Conferences Event)

DATE: Thursday,  19 April 2018 - 9.00am-5.30pm

LOCATION: BNP Paribas, 5 Aldermanbury Square, London EC2V 7BP

PRICE: £149 plus VAT per delegate – (discounts are available for group bookings.) The price includes lunch and all course documentation.

This training course provides 8 hours of FORMAL CPD.

APC Conferences Ltd is running a Final Assessment Revision Day for those taking their final assessment in Session 1 2018.  The day will cover valuation, purchase and sale / leasing and leasing, landlord and tenant, RICS rules of conduct, inspection and measurement, and some additional competencies.

The course tutors are John Faulkner FRICS (who spoke at this year's Five Counties Conference) and Mark Hoffman FRICS.

To book or for further information - Please email mark@apc-training.co.uk or call 07889 456 957 - Please note that places are strictly limited to 100 delegates.


'Investigation and Remedial Action for Tree Root Damage to Property' Talk (3CPD event)

DATE: Monday, 23 April 2018 at 6.30pm

LOCATION:  Frilford Heath Golf Club, Abingdon, OX13 5NW

COST:  FREE to PPN members, 3CPD subscribers, APC candidates and students, £20pp for non-subscribers/non-members.

This is an extended version of the talk "Is that tree too close...?" given by Dr Giles Biddle at the Building Surveyors' Oxford Briefing 2017 conference, with more time for exploring avenues of interest and responding to questions.  In this evening talk, there will be more time to explore avenues of interest and respond to questions. 

Dr Biddle is the leading expert on tree-related subsidence damage, and the author of the definitive book on the subject, Tree Root Damage to Buildings.

To book and for further information visit 3CPD website

UCEM Open Evening - London

DATE: Thursday,  3 May 2018 between 6:00pm for 8:30pm

LOCATION:  RICS Headquarters, Parliament Square, 12 Great George Street, London SW1P 3AD

Join UCEM (University College of Estate Management) in London at the RICS headquarters at Parliament Square between 6pm and 8.30pm on Thursday, 3 May, 2018, to find out more about the programmes it offers and its online learning model.

Whether you are a prospective student or a business interested in sponsoring an apprentice to study with UCEM, the staff would love to meet you and discuss how they can advance your ambitions within the Built Environment.

We will have Tutors from our Construction and Real Estate Faculties, as well as members of our Admissions and Apprenticeships Teams on hand to answer any queries you have about studying with UCEM.

Tea/coffee and biscuits will also be provided to keep you refreshed throughout the evening.

For further information and to register please click here


Lunchtime Comment Club (LCC) Lunch

DATE & TIME: Thursday, 8 May 2018 - Aperitifs from 12:00pm , with lunch
at 12.45pm

LOCATIONRoyal Air Force Club, 128 Piccadilly, London, W1

MEMBERS PRICE: £60 per person, includes lunch & wine with meal.

The Guest Speaker for this lunch will be Simon Heffer  -  a British journalist who writes for The Telegraph and The Spectator, author and political commentator. Since 2016, he has formed part of the political advisory board of Leave Means Leave.

To book please contact Madeleine@ppnonline.co.uk 

Visit Royal Air Force Club website


Construction & Property Lunch Club

DATE: Tuesday,  15 May 2018 - 12:30pm for 1:00pm

LOCATION:  Savile Club, 69 Brook Street, London W1K 4ER

PRICE: £70pp to include choice of hot main course (plus starter, pudding, cheese and coffee plus half a bottle of wine included).  Cash bar beforehand.

First time attendees HALF PRICE

Anyone with an interest in construction and/or property is invited to attend.

To book - Payment in advance (by cheque or electronically).   Contact Dave Owen (dwo@pengaron.co.uk) of Pengaron Mediation Services for more information.​


PPN Tideway presentation - London's new 'Super Sewer'

DATE: Tuesday, 26 June 2018 - 5.45pm-6.30pm

location:  Tideway's offices, Cottons Centre, Cottons Lane, London Bridge,     London  SE1 2QG

PRICE:  £10pp for PPN members, £15pp for guests/non-members, £5 for UCEM student members

Tideway is building London's new super sewer, the tunnel to tackle the problem of overflows from the capital's Victorian sewers for at least the next 100 years, and enable the UK to meet European environmental standards.

The presentation will give an overview of the sewerage system in London, the condition of the River Thames today and the work that Tideway is doing to stop pollution entering the Thames, which will include the background of the project, the work that is currently taking place and the methods they are using.  There will be an opportunity for Questions & Answers.

Limited places available.


PPN Annual Lecture - Professor Tony Travers (London School of Economics) talk on 'The Future for Transport in London - Where will the Money come from?" followed by Q&A's

NEW DATE & TIME:  Wednesday 24 October 2018 at 5.30pm

LOCATIONFreemasons' Hall, 60 Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5AZ

PRICE: 25pp for PPN membes / guests / non-members,
£10pp for UCEM student members, £15pp for UCEM alumni

We are delighted to have Professor Tony Travers of the London School of Economics to address us on “The Future for Transport in London – Where Will the Money Come From ? ”.

Tony is frequently seen on television talking on this and related subjects and will give some thought provoking insights into problems which beset not just London but other Cities throughout the UK."

This event is eligible for CPD.

Visit London School of Economics website​​​