UKSPA Summer Conference 2024

STEAMhouse, powered by Birmingham City University - Wed 26th June & Thurs 27th June 2024
Coventry Tech Park

UKSPA members and stakeholders will gather at STEAMhouse, powered by Birmingham City University, on Wednesday 26th June and Thursday 27th June, for the UKSPA Summer Conference 2024. The Conference will be hosted by STEAMhouse, with the plenary sessions taking place at their dedicated conferencing facilities. There will also be opportunities to tour their state-of-the-art facilities, including their new Digital Lab, Production and Creative Spaces.

The two days will consider and debate current national and regional trends around Driving a Thriving Local Innovation Ecosystem, Building Reuse and Retrofitting and Health, Wellbeing and Sustainable Buildings.

Unlike previous events, the Summer Conference will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, starting at 11:00 on Wednesday and concluding on Thursday lunchtime. Throughout the two days, leading speakers from the UKSPA network and key partners and stakeholders will discuss in-depth the challenges, opportunities, and innovative ways the sector continues to engage, inspire, and grow.

About Our Hosts

Once an integral part of Birmingham’s industrial past, the Victorian section of STEAMhouse was originally the headquarters for the Eccles Rubber and Cycle Company. In 2007, most of the building was destroyed by fire and remained derelict until being restored by Birmingham City University and re-launched as STEAMhouse in 2022.

STEAMhouse is a symbol of Birmingham’s commitment to industry and arts – a first-of-its-kind centre for collaborative innovation working at the intersection of Science, Technology, Engineering and the Arts (STEAM).

Conference Programme

The outline Conference Programme will be available to download shortly.

Directions By Car and Train 

A detailed map and directions for STEAMhouse can be found here

Travelling by Car: Car parking is available in the nearby Millennium Point Car Park, which is a 2min walk from the STEAMhouse building
STEAMhouse is within Birmingham City’s Clean Air Zone, please click here to check whether this will impact your journey if travelling by car.

Venue Address: STEAMhouse, Belmont Row, Birmingham, B4 7RQ

Travelling by Train: 

Moor Street Station (approx. 0.4 miles, 9 min walk)
New Street Station (approx. 0.7 miles, 13 min walk)
Snow Hill Station (approx. 0.7 miles, 14 min walk)

Taxis: Birmingham has an extensive network of Taxis, for those arriving at Birmingham New Street Station you will find the Taxi rank on Navigation Street (Stephenson Street / Victoria Square exit) details can be found here.

Drinks Reception and Networking Dinner

A networking drinks reception and informal buffet dinner will be held on the evening of 26th June at the STEAMhouse.

Hotels

Please see below for details of the recommended Conference hotel, Aloft Birmingham Eastside which is just across the road from STEAMhouse, and is offering a discounted rate of £150 B&B for single occupancy to all UKPSA delegates, using the Promo Code ‘UKSPA’. The number of rooms available is limited to approx. 45, and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, so it is recommended that bookings are made immediately, to avoid disappointment.

Hotel: Aloft
Booking Link: CLICK HERE TO BOOK (Promo Code Applied)
Arrival Date: 26th June 2024
Departure Date: 27th June 2024
Room Type: Standard King
Single Occupancy B&B: £150 per night

Alternatively, there is a wide range of hotels located close to Birmingham Eastside.

Sponsorship and Exhibition

We have a number of sponsorship and exhibition opportunities available, please contact Adrian Sell for more details.

Delegate Booking

All UKSPA Members are entitled to up to two free places at the Conference. There are a limited number of non-member places (or for the booking of an additional delegate place for Members) with delegate fees shown in the booking details.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND TO BOOK