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 for 2019 are currently being organised and will be included below shortly.  We always welcome ideas for future events from members and students


The importance of bees (3CPD talk)

DATE: Wednesday 1 May 2019 at 6.30pm, with refreshments from 6.00pm

LOCATION:  Shaw House, Church Road, Newbury, RG14 2DR

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

For an early May evening, 3CPD has selected a topic that may not be mainstream for most surveyors, but which has an impact on the lives of all of us:  "The importance of bees".  Those of you who read the RICS Land Journal may have seen an article on beekeeping in RICS Land Journal, October-November 2018 and earlier articles on the importance to agriculture of pollination by bees.

In this talk, Charles Oliver-Bellasis, past-chairman of the Hampshire Beekeepers' Association, explains the role of bees in agriculture and the process of beekeeping, bringing along a hive and associated equipment to illustrate his talk.

To book, please contact Guy Pullen, guy@3cpd.co.uk, (t) 01844 274830

3CPD website


Construction & Property Lunch Club

DATE: Wednesday 8 May 2019 - 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.

50% discount for first time attendees

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

To book - Please contact Dave Owen (Email: dwo@pengaron.co.uk) of Pengaron Mediation Services.  Payment in advance (by cheque or electronically).


Lunchtime Comment Club Centenary Lunch

DATE & TIME: Thursday 9 May 2019

LOCATION:  Stationers' Hall, London EC4

COST:  Approx £110 per person.  £70 deposit required on booking.

The Lunchtime Comment Club will be 100 years old this year and a Centenary celebratory lunch will be held at Stationers' Hall on 9th May.  
Speaker:  Jacob Rees-Mogg

PPN Members and their guest(s) are welcome to join the LCC for the Lunch. Bookings, with deposit, must be made by the end of March.


Standing seam roofing with Garland (3CPD talk)

DATE & TIME:  Thursday 16 May 2019 at 6.30pm, with refreshments from 6.00pm.

LOCATION:  .Kings Hotel, Stokenchurch, High Wycombe  HP14 3TA

PRICE: FREE to PPN members, 3CPD subscribers, |APS members, APC candidates and students.  £20 (inc VAT) to non-subscribers/non-members

In this talk on standing seam roofing, Daniel Sandell, Regional Technical Manager of The Garland Company (UK), will talk about sustainable roofing design, metal (standing seam) roofing systems and RAMP (Garland's Roof Asset Management Programme).

To book your place, please contact Guy Pullen - email:  guy@3cpd.co.uk ,
tel:  01844 274830 

For further information click here to visit the 3CPD website


Handling Boundary Disputes (3CPD event)

DATE: Wednesday 22 May 2019 at 6.30pm

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

COST:  FREE to PPN members, 3CPD subscribers, |APS members, APC candidates and students.  £20 (inc VAT) to non-subscribers/non-members

David Powell, land surveyor and boundaries expert, will discuss how to avoid boundary disputes.  More details of the content of his talk will be published shortly.

David is a knowledgeable and informative speaker who will be sure to entertain.  
Not to be missed!

To book your place, please contact Guy Pullen - email:  guy@3cpd.co.uk , 
tel:  01844 274830

Further information visit 3CPD website


PPN site visit to Diamond Point, Crawley

DATE:  Thursday 13 June 2019 at 3.00pm (Meet at 2.42pm for PPE)

LOCATION:  Crawley, near London's Gatwick Airport, West Sussex

PRICE:   £10pp for PPN members, guests and non-members
                Reduced price for UCEM students of £5pp

Diamond Point is a large double portal framed warehouse on an industrial estate in Crawley, just south of Gatwick Airport.  CAE (Canadian Aerospace) have acquired a long lease for the building and agreement with the landlord to convert the building into a flight training centre, with complex ground works to the lower floor to accommodate the height of motion simulators, and with the addition of 4,000 sq m mezzanine and major servicing requirements.  The construction work within an existing building is challenging by itself, but with phased completion and training starting in parallel, the project is a 'shop window' as to what the Construction Industry can achieve.


UCEM Centenary Projects for Good:  The Built Environment of the Future

DATE:  Wednesday 11 September 2019

Registration and welcome drinks from 5.30pm in the Great Hall and at 6.30pm Talks by two senior industry executives themed around sustainability, followed by three Centenary Projects for Good case studies and a champagne and canape networking opportunity.  Confirmed speaker - Alison Nimmo CBE.

LOCATION:  Lincoln's Inn, The Treasury Office, London WC2A 3TL

This year, as UCEM are not only commemorating their heritage but look to the future of the Built Environment, UCEM invites their global community of UCEM students and alumni to join them celebrate their 100th anniversary.  This event is free to attend.

For further information and to register please click here​​​​​


Celebrating 100 Years of UCEM - Housing for Good in Reading:  The Built Environment of the Future

DATE:  Thursday 19 September 2019

LOCATION:  Concert Hall, Reading Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading RG1 1QH
Registration and welcome drinks from 5.30pm, with Panel Discussion at 6.30pm and Champagne and canapé reception.

You are invited to celebrate the launch of UCEM's Celebrating 100 Years of UCEM - Building Futures 1919-2019 exhibition at a panel event and evening reception in aid of UCEM's charity partner, LaunchPad Reading, who help to prevent some of Reading's most vulnerable and disadvantaged people becoming homeless.

The pane discussion and audience Q&A will explore innovative ideas for the creation of a long-term, sustainable housing solution that aims to provide safe, secure homes and will set the standard for a more positive Built Environment of the future.

Guests will then be invited to view UCEM's exhibition during a Champagne and canapé reception, hosted in The Story of Reading Gallery at Reading Museum.
This event is free to attend.

For further information and to register please click here​​​​​


 PPN visit to Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Station

DATE:  October 2019

LOCATION:   Hinkley Point, Bridgewater, Somerset

PRICE:   TBC

The construction of Hinkley Point C power station began two years ago after the government signed a deal with French firm EDF and its Chinese partner CGN and is expected to open in 2025.  It is predicted to provide 7% of the UK's electricity needs for 60 years.

Further details to follow shortly.


Lunchtime Comment Club (LCC) Autumn Lunch

DATE & TIME: Thursday, 3 October 2019 - Aperitifs from 12:00pm , with lunch
at 12.45pm

LOCATIONRoyal Air Force Club, 128 Piccadilly, London, W1

MEMBERS PRICE: £TBC to include lunch & wine with meal.

The Guest Speaker for this lunch will be Mr Chris Elliott - former editor of Guardian News and Media, Consultant to Impress: Ethics, Media Standards and Press Freedom

To book please contact Madeleine - ppnsecretary@outlook.com 

Visit Royal Air Force Club website


Building Surveyors' Oxford Briefing 2019 (3CPD event)

DATE: Friday 11 October 2019

LOCATIONCulham Science Centre

PRICE:   TBA

Further details to follow.


PPN Autumn Golf Day

DATE: Thursday, 31 October 2019

location:  Denham Golf Club, Tilehouse Lane, Denham, Bucks UB9 5DE

Join us for an informal day at Denham Golf Club for our Autumn Golf Day on Thursday 31 October 2018. Denham's parkland course, designed by Harry Colt, challenges golfers of all abilities, whether an accomplished golfer or relatively new to the game.

Further details to follow shortly.


Lunchtime Comment Club (LCC) Christmas Lunch

DATE: Thursday, 12 December 2019 - Aperitifs from 12:00pm , with lunch at 12.45pm

LOCATIONRoyal Air Force Club, 128 Piccadilly, London, W1

MEMBERS PRICE: £TBC per person to include lunch & wine with meal.

The Guest Speaker for this lunch will be Lord Hogan-Howe - former Metropolitan Police Commissioner.

Further details to follow.

Visit Royal Air Force Club website


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