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Executive briefing 'Making it happen, modern methods of construction'

18 May, London

About the event

The need for housing in England has in recent years grown faster than its supply, and housebuilding needs to increase across the country. The government has responded to this by putting in place a range of policies to increase housing supply and home ownership. Modern construction methods can produce important benefits for housing authorities and developers.

Alan Yates, Executive Director of regeneration at Accord Group , will talk about what they are doing to help towards the supply of new homes including:

  • How off-site construction can boost supply and help towards the objective of delivering a million new homes by 2020 and providing new homes that the next generation can afford
  • Using new technologies to build homes more quickly and efficiently

After the presentation Alan will welcome questions and discussion from the delegates. We’ll end the evening with a drinks reception where you will be able to network and continue the debate with fellow professionals.

This event is sponsored by Savills.

Why should you attend?

You will gain an improved understanding of how the part that off-site construction can play in increasing housing supply.

Hear from our specialist speaker

Speaker: Alan Yates, group executive director of regeneration, Accord Group

Alan has over 24 years senior management experience in the affordable housing sector in regeneration and development. He is currently responsible for delivering the development programme for Matrix Housing Partnership as well as Strategic Asset Management, an in-house Design Team and a Construction Services Team for the Accord Group.

Prior to that he was the general manager of a building company and had several years’ project management experience in the construction industry. Originally qualified in building, Alan has a particular interest in low carbon housing. He is Chairman of the Sustainable Housing Action Partnership (SHAP). Alan is also a Board Member for Redditch Co-operative Homes and Chairman of Accredited Skills for Industry. He is the Chairman of the NHF Regional Investment Group, a member of the NHF Great Homes Group, Board Member of Ditton Prior Community Land Trust and Director of Energiesprong UK.

As the former winner of the Inside Housing ‘Green Social Housing Champion’ award, Alan led the formation of an offsite manufacturing facility, Local Homes and his development team have won a variety of awards including Inside Housing Development Team of the Year, UKHA Inside Housing Awards Outstanding Development of the Year 2015, Housing Excellence Awards 2015 for best New Affordable Development, Structural Timber Awards – Best Social Housing Project 2015 and the LABC – Built in Quality Awards 2015.

Timings and location

Delegate registration: 17.00-17.30

Presentation: 17.30 – 19.00

CIH, 7th Floor, 236 Gray's Inn Road, London, WC1X 8HB

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CIH member rate: free

Non-member rate: £25 + VAT

Please read our terms and conditions before making your booking. For more information please contact us on 024 7685 1786 or email



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Making it happen, modern methods of construction

Join Alan Yates, group executive director of regeneration of Accord Group on 18 May in London for his executive briefing on how off-site construction can boost supply and help towards the objective of delivering a million new homes by 2020.

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