The further education sector is faced with many new challenges and opportunities. The current government reforms and technological advances in teaching and learning will consequentially place new demands on the college estate. The AoC Capital and Estates Conference is the key conference in the year for Estates professionals that is focused solely on FE and will cover a range of topical sessions that will leave you armed with information to enhance your estates strategy back in your college.

Planned sessions at the conference will include:

• The college landscape post-area review and impact on estates

• Strategies for rationalisation and re-purposing

• Technological advances and the implications on college estate strategy

• Making best commercial use of your estate

• Devolution and the implications for growth deals and capital funding

• Latest sustainability projects and case studies

• Prevent and the role of estates in implementing the duty

Delegates at last year’s conference said:

“The FE sector never stands still in its thinking and this clearly applies to Estates, as will be demonstrated in the area reviews, the conference is a excellent forum to keep in touch with future developments and initiatives and should be recommended to all estates professionals.”
John Starmer, Director of Estates and Facilities, Birmingham Metropolitan College

“Very useful conference providing relevant and specific information. Very good to be able to network with knowledgeable colleagues from other colleges.”
Mike March, Director of Estates and Services, Wiltshire College

“The event focused on up coming changes in FE that will affect our business and potentially for some: jobs. The area review is happening and for some has happened already and for others it is looming on the horizon; we now have the knowledge and time to prepare Estate data accordingly. The myths about BIM were torn down and explained in a practical way that can be implemented by delegates as a useful tool and reporting method rather than be seen as another dark art.”
Craig Nimmo, Estates Director, Canterbury College


Sponsored by




Holywell Park Conference Centre

Loughborough University
LE11 3GR


AoC Member Colleges: £299  + VAT
Affiliate organisations: £360 + VAT
Non-Member (College/Public Sector): £385 + VAT
Non-Member (Commercial): £415 + VAT


Preferential rates have been secured at Burleigh Court Hotel, which is situated adjacent to the Holywell Park Conference Centre, for the night of Tuesday 24 January 2017. To book accommodation please call Conference Care, our preferred supplier, on 02476 369720 and let them know you are attending the AoC Capital and Estates Conference.

Terms and Conditions

Registration enquiries:
020 7034 2620

Finance enquiries:
020 7034 9908

The conference programme can be downloaded here:

AoC Capital and Estates Conference Programme with Breakout sessions as at 19.01.17

The outline opening and closing times are as follows:

Wednesday 25 January 2017

09:00 – Registration opens
10:00 – Conference starts
16:30 – Conference closes

Consultancy Services

Conference Sponsor
Bond Bryan assist education clients with strategic estates review. We believe that Property Strategies must reflect and support the wider objectives of the institution; what will we teach in ten years time; how will we teach it; how will we afford and maintain our estate? Property Strategies should signpost projects that will get us to where we need to be.
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Consultancy Services

AA Projects is an independent management and property consultancy with a reputation for providing bespoke solutions in Strategic, Facilities and Project Management, Building and Quantity Surveying, Energy & Sustainability, Health & Safety.

We have unrivalled experience of working in the further education sector and offer a single point of contact for all property requirements.
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Education Services

Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC) The home of the best value purchasing arrangements for the FE, Academies, Free Schools and Schools sectors.
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d+b facades is the UK’s leading design and build overcladding specialist in the tertiary education sector with an unrivalled track record of delivering high-quality external refurbishment projects on time, within budget and with minimal disruption whilst buildings remain occupied. We provide total building envelope solutions, taking single point responsibility from design through to completion. Transformed buildings are contemporary in appearance and performance with high sustainability credentials, providing a fit-for-purpose learning environment for decades to come.
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FE Protect provides Insurance for the Further Education sector. We regularly make premium savings of 20-40%, as well as enhancing cover too.
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Integrated Access Control Systems

IPS-Inter Access specialise in all forms of access control systems and entry automation. Working with all of the major access control providers and manufacturers,
we deliver a fully integrated system with a single control user interface and a single source of authentication. When combined with either a smartcard or biometric
ID management system, our access control solutions will provide enhanced security for both students and staff.
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Our Mission is to Improve Health and Wellbeing by Providing Access to High Quality, Cost Effective, Innovative Facilities that Enhance the Environment. Our Team Have 40+ Years of Experience in Property Development, Financial Management and Professional Sport.
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Consultancy Services

Pick Everard is a growing national, multi-professional consultancy, working within the property, infrastructure and construction industry. Their professional advice in the fields of design, engineering and management services gives clients across all sectors the best solution for their projects in the built environment. Delivering nationally through 11 offices, the firm has operated for over 150 years within the UK property and construction market.
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Software Providers

Our innovative CAFM software has embedded expertise and a full range of ‘best-in-class’ modules. Our Helpdesk gives staff and students across College campuses a quick, easy-to-use and intuitive user experience. Our suite of compliance modules includes PPMs, Hazard management, Risk assessment and Permits to work, all within the HSE’s Plan > Do > Check > Act framework. Visit us at AoC to find out more.
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Spadeoak – New car parks, access roads and sports surfaces from one of the UK’s leading specialist asphalt and sports surfacing contractors.
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Consultancy Services

Tenet is the leading provider of review, benchmarking and tendering services to the education sector. Having worked with over 200 schools, colleges, and universities, Tenet has considerable knowledge of the sector. Our aim is to minimise the time you need to spend dealing with tenders, and ensure full compliance to Public Procurement Legislation.
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Consultancy Services

Lease Advisor to Colleges, Universities and the Public Sector. We provide independent technical advice on all aspects of asset finance. We can arrange competitive operating & finance lease for a wide range of assets including ICT, gym equipment, synthetic sports pitches, modular buildings, solar PV, LED lighting, biomass boilers and also contract hire for minibuses.
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YPO supplies products and frameworks. 100% publicly owned, our profits are returned to our public sector customers. Established in 1974 to get better value for public authorities and schools, we continue to help drive efficiency savings today. We provide everything from office supplies and furniture to electricity, helping our customers save time and money, and delivering even better value.