Social Enterprise Exchange is a new initiative providing a comprehensive programme of support to social enterprises across the Sheffield City Region to promote entrepreneurship and contribute towards job creation, growth and social inclusion.

For those social businesses looking to get involved with taking on a community building or seeking to refurbish and upgrade an existing one you might own or wanting to design a new building from scratch our next Master Class is ideal for you. Looking to engage an architect, understanding the planning requirements, develop a brief to handover and everything in between.

The day is designed to be accessible as possible and is suitable for both Accelerate and Transform clients on the EU part funded Social Enterprise Exchange programme.

Please note the event is open only to organisations which have registered for support with Social Enterprise Exchange and have received a letter of acceptance.

The programme runs as follows:-

09.30 Registration and coffee
10.00 Introduction and welcome: Richard Motley, CIQ Agency
10.10 Overview: Understanding the Royal Institute of British Architects ‘Plan of Works’ + clarification Q&A
10:40 Creating a Brief
11:00 Exercise: Brief Writing for an Example Project.
11:25 – Break
11:40- Case Study 1 – Low Cost Design & Materials
12:05 Successfully Working with other Consultants
12:35 Lunch and Networking
13:05 Exercise – Designing with Sketches/ Models
14:05 Case Study 2 – Community Led Housing, London (RUSS)
14:30 Detailed Design and Construction – Points to Consider
15:00 Case Study 3 – Empty Building to Creative Hub – ‘Peckham Levels’
15:25 Question and Answer Session
15:50 Overview and close

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Social Enterprise Exchange is delivered in collaboration with the Sheffield City Region Growth Hub by a community-based consortium including Community Media Solutions, Groundwork South Yorkshire, Cultural Industries Quarter Agency, Sheffield Local Television, South Yorkshire Community Foundation, Voluntary Action Barnsley and Bolsover CVP. Supported by the European Regional Development Fund 2014-2020.