Urbano Communities

Urbano Build

Urbano Build's programme is a co-ordinated event programme and network for architects, developers, property investors, designers, interior designers, innovators, landscapers and other sector professionals to connect, gather information, create associations and alliances, and build a community based on mutual encouragement and sharing market knowledge to help their businesses survive and thrive.  Our programme also supports member events during MIPIM (the world's leading property exhibition), Clerkenwell Design Week and London Festival of Architecture.

Further information on our programme of events, opportunities and membership information is provided below.

Prominent Urbano Build Members include:

URBANO BUILD SPEAKER PROGRAMME

Our Urbano Build speaker programme has a proud track record of exploring and championing issues affecting the sector, often before they become mainstream, and often from a stand-point of finding opportunities for smaller firms to work with larger ones as we feel both benefit. This includes diversity, sustainability, new technologies and their usage, such as BIM and VR, accessibility, environmental, BREEAM, supply chain transparency, site safety, workplace and wellbeing, design, modern materials, M2M/IOT and crowdfunding. 

Previous speakers at Urbano Build have included RIBA’s current and previous Presidents - Ben Derbyshire (September 2017), Jane Duncan and Stephen Hodder, Kevin McCloud (Grand Designs), George Clarke (Restoration Man), Marc Vlessing (Pocket Living), Wayne Hemingway, Loyd Grossman, David Hancock (Government Lead on Construction), senior figures in organisations like CEBR, BRE and CABE, and from leading UK construction companies such as Arup, Laing O’Rourke, Mace Group, and David Philp and Mark Bew (BIM Team at the Cabinet Office).  

Happily and typically, an Urbano Build event audience is usually around 50% female. Click here to view our Urbano Women in Architecture, Construction, Technology & Engineering (UWACTE) community.

URBANO BUILD SPEAKER PROGRAMME & UPCOMING EVENTS

Urbano hosts 12 Build Community networking events per year, including breakfast events that feature great speakers, networking lunches and networking evenings.

Tuesday 22nd January 2019 - Urbano Build Speaker and Networking Breakfast with George Clarke, Architect and Founder of Amazing Productions (Old House, New Home) and MOBI. Hosted by Urbano Member Katten Muchin Rosenman UK LLP Book Now

Tuesday 12th February 2019 - Urbano Build & UWACTE Speaker & Networking Breakfast with Bola Fatimilehin, Head of Diversity and Inclusion at the Royal Academy of Engineering Book Now

Wednesday 27th February 2019 - Urbano Build Pre-MIPIM Networking Reception hosted by Church House Westminster Book Now

Thursday 7th March 2019 - Women in Business & UWACTE Networking Breakfast hosted by The Gherkin Book Now Book Now

Thursday 21st March 2019 - Urbano Build & UWACTE Speaker & Networking Breakfast with Dr Judith Grant, Director of Health and Wellbeing at Mace Group. Hosted by Urbano Member Trowers & Hamlins Book Now

Wednesday 17th April 2019 - Post-MIPIM Networking reception hosted by the Wellcome Collection Book Now

PREVIOUS BUILD COMMUNITY EVENTS & SPEAKERS: 
Urbano Build Community Networking Events

Please note - Urbano is pan-sector and all our events enjoy attendances from different representatives from companies in the Build Community sectors. Book the next event that suits your diary and start your journey with Urbano there! 
Urbano Networking Events

MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION

Non-member companies are welcome to book and send representatives to a maximum of TWO Urbano events in total, including Urbano Build events before needing to join and experience the full benefits of membership. 

For specific Build & UWACTE Community Membership information click here to download the membership & supporter information pack

For a summary of the benefits of membership - and if you are interested in setting up membership immediately visit: Urbano Membership

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“Having presented on sustainable construction for Urbano Build, I would definitely speak at an Urbano event again. Not only was I warmly welcomed by the Urbano team, but I was particularly delighted at the depth of the Q&A with such a multi-disciplinary and informed audience from across the built environment sector.

Urbano clearly has a great reach into the industry, and to see so many women attending was indicative of the high quality of the event and the relevance of the topic to women in industry.” 

Prof Jacqui Glass, Professor of Architecture and Sustainable Construction at Loughborough University & Director of the Centre for Innovative and Collaborative Construction Engineering (CICE), on Urbano:

"I found I was ranting and raving in a very unclever way again yesterday morning, at some ungodly hour in Hatton Garden, as I addressed the Urbano Build network about my mission to kick-start a real step-change in regeneration. 

Now, I may grumble about getting up early for these things, but I always find time for the Urbano Network. They have a philosophy of "exchanging value" that I find rather empowering.

Urbano, run by the redoubtable Mark Herring, offers a safe facilitating vehicle brokering for opportunities for smaller companies to get involved, both with each other, and with larger partners. They champion the cause of the smaller, quality suppliers, especially in areas such as BIM, design and new technologies.  

I always learn something of real value when I'm with them.  And they're entrepreneurs, so they're a creative and energising lot to be with. Community building with businesses in economic partnerships, through our work and events and even online (steady now) is a key part of the UKR journey, of course. And the Urbano entrepreneurs certainly seemed to like the UKR business model.

I found myself among friends, despite (or perhaps because of) all my ranting.  I was asked a number of fascinating questions (and some more off the wall, such as: was I the next Kevin McLeod?) by a group of people who were thoroughly engaged." 

Jackie Sadek, CEO of UK Regeneration, on Urbano

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Next Events

  1. London networking event - Build networking breakfast with George Clarke

    Tuesday January 22nd, 8:00am

    Urbano Build speaker breakfast and networking event with George Clarke, architect and presenter of TV programmes such as Amazing Spaces & Old House, New Home on C4.

    Read more > Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  2. London Networking Event - Networking Evening Shoreditch January 2019

    Wednesday January 30th, 6:00pm

    Our January 2019 networking evening, hosted by The Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch on Wednesday January 30th.

    Read more > Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch
  3. Urbano Build & UWACTE Networking Speaker Breakfast - Diversity & Inclusion

    Tuesday February 12th, 8:00am

    Urbano Build, People & UWACTE speaker breakfast event with Bola Fatimilehin, Head of Diversity & Inclusion at the Royal Academy of Engineering on Tuesday February 12th

    Read more > BDB Pitmans - London
  4. Tendering Workshop

    Tuesday February 19th, 1:30pm

    Urbano Tendering Workshop to demystify the tender process - open to those in any sector responsible for winning bids for their company!

    Read more > Huckletree Shoreditch
  5. London Networking Event - Women in Business & UWACTE Networking Breakfast

    Thursday March 7th, 8:00am

    Urbano's Women in Business Networking Breakfast is timed to celebrate International Women's Day hosted by Searcys at The Gherkin

    Read more > Searcys at The Gherkin
  6. London Networking Event - Networking Lunch in Marylebone

    Wednesday March 13th, 12:30pm

    Urbano networking lunch to celebrate MIPIM (but in London) hosted by Bernardi's Italian restaurant in Marylebone.

    Read more > Bernardi's
  7. Urbano Build, People & UWACTE Speaker & Networking Breakfast - Workplace Health & Wellbeing

    Thursday March 21st, 8:00am

    Urbano Build, People & UWACTE speaker breakfast with Dr Judith Grant, Director for Health & Wellbeing at MACE

    Read more > Trowers & Hamlins LLP
  8. London Networking Event - Networking Evening in Mayfair

    Wednesday March 27th, 6:00pm

    Urbano Network Exclusive Networking Evening for Urbano Members hosted by Mahiki Mayfair

    Read more > Mahiki Mayfair
  9. London Networking Event - Networking Lunch in Chelsea

    Wednesday April 3rd, 12:30pm

    Urbano Networking Lunch hosted by Albert's at Beaufort house, a gorgeous Private Members Club in the heart of Chelsea

    Read more > Albert’s at Beaufort House
  10. London Networking Event - Post-MIPIM Networking reception in London

    Wednesday April 17th, 6:00pm

    Post-MIPIM Networking reception in London for companies who attended or missed MIPIM 2019 in Cannes.

    Read more > Wellcome Collection

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