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LionHeart seeking new Trustees

16th Feb 2020

LionHeart is currently recruiting for new trustees again. The closing date for applications is the end of March

Do you want to get involved in strategic leadership? Do you have the skills & experience to help make a difference to a charity that’s making an impact? LionHeart, the charity for RICS professionals, is looking for new trustees to join its board and help shape future services.

To find out more about the role, please visit:



Save the date - 13th March 2020

29th Jan 2020

Eastern Branch - 1st CPD event of 2020 to be held at Guildhall, Cambridge.

Save the date – hopefully you have all added 13th March 2020 to your diaries already. 

I will soon be sending the Eventbrite link for you to book your place at our first CPD event of the year. 

It will be a mixed event with one external presenter, Angeliki Grigoriou of Grigoriou Interiors, who will discuss opening up the wellbeing evaluation issue, identifying wellbeing and productivity and measuring it and linking design features to deliver occupant wellbeing, productivity and value metrics. 

The second half of the session will be more interactive as we open up the Value the Planet debate to learn more about how your organisations are tackling climate crisis and embedding sustainability and social value in all that you do. 


Guildhall, Cambridge


10.00 Arrival and refreshments

10.30 Chair’s introductions/branch business

10.45 Presentation by Angeliki Grigoriou

11.30 Refreshments and networking

12.00 Value the Planet debate

13.00 Chair’s closing remarks

13.15 Buffet lunch and networking

14.00 Close

We should be joined by ACES President, Peter Gregory, so I do hope you can attend and are prepared to join a lively discussion and share best practice with us.

Sara Cameron

Secretary, Eastern Branch


SPACES - submissions for the Yearbook and Civic Building of the Year Awards 2020 (deadline extended to Friday 28th February 2020)

09th Jan 2020

We are now looking for submissions for the SPACES Yearbook and Civic Building of the Year Awards 2020.

You are invited to submit any project which has received an element of public funding. Submissions are invited nationally and can include:

·New building and refurbishment projects across the public sector

·Buildings that add value to the communities they serve

·Buildings from all sectors of public construction

·Projects that demonstrate collaboration

·Projects that demonstrate Engineering excellence/ingenuity

·Surveying projects that renew embedded value

·Examples of construction team excellence

·Articles of interest on public sector buildings

Anyone can make a submission whether you are the client, architect, contractor, engineer, surveyor or project manager who feels there is merit in a particular building or project.

You can make your submission here.

From these a shortlist will be made of those projects that are eligible to enter the Civic Building of the Year Awards.

Please note:

·Schemes must have been completed and be operational between 1st October 2018 and 31st October 2019.

·They must also have received an element of public funding to aid their delivery.

·There is no limit to the number of submissions per client/organisation who are members of SPACES, non members can submit up to three projects. To find out more about SPACES membership please see our website.

·Anyone involved in the scheme can submit an application.

·In addition to completing the form, you must email up to 5 photographs (file name = project name) and any supporting documentation to SPACES Awards.

A shortlist of projects for the yearbook and awards will be produced during March 2020. Subsequent information and access for visits maybe required. If SPACES does not receive a response within 6 weeks we reserve the right to remove the project from the yearbook and/or awards process.

Submission Deadline Friday 14th February 2020