Following the launch of the BCO Guide to specification 2019 at the BCO Conference in Copenhagen and the introduction of the new, interactive digital platform, the BCO is delighted to present a series of seminars on this across the UK.

Start Date / Time 26 Sep 2019 17:00
End Date / Time 26 Sep 2019 19:30
Venue No.1 Spinningfields, 1 Hardman Street, Manchester, M3 3EB
Category BCO Research & Policy
National No
Type Seminar
Available to Non Members Yes


Last updated in 2014 the new Guide aims to define best practice in workplace building design at a time of great change within the office sector. We are living in “exponential times” where the rate of change in technology, evolving patterns of work and the proliferation of data are driving new thinking in workplace design. These changes will impact on how we design and construct new office buildings and repurpose existing workspace to respond to the needs of occupiers going forward.

This seminar session will focus on how the 2019 Guide has responded to these challenges to redefine its position as the definitive guide to office development. The session will provide the opportunity to hear about what has changed since the last edition and how the research commissioned for the new Guide has been interpreted into design and specification guidance from a panel of subject matter experts who led the specialist working groups responsible for producing the Guide.

Join us at No.1 Spinningfields, regional winner of the BCO’s Commercial Workplace Award 2019, for an evening of discussion, debate and networking.

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17.00  Registration and refreshments

17.30  Event and building introduction: David Porter, Knight frank

17.40  Introduction and context: Neil Pennell, Landsec

17.50  BCO Guide presentation:

  • Drivers for Change: Neil Pennell, Landsec
  • Architecture: Phil Doyle, 5plus architects
  • Technical: Peter Williams, Stanhope
  • Cost, Value and Legal: Stephen Frood, Gardiner & Theobald
  • On-line Guide Demonstration: John Stewart, Ten4

18.50  Q&A

19.30  Event close