Industry experts discuss Brexit impact on UK design & construction ahead of EU referendum

Leading industry figures will examine how the possible outcomes of the EU referendum will impact the British design and construction.

The free debate entitled  “BREXIT – its impact on the Design and Construction sector” is organised by the University of Huddersfield and is taking place a week before the 23 June vote.

Patricia Tzortzopoulos, Head of Department of Architecture and 3D Design in the University of Huddersfield’s School of Art, Design and Architecture, said:

“The idea is to provide people with an opportunity to look at the impact of Brexit in terms of the construction industry. We will have a group of people pro and a group of people against, so we have a balanced argument.

“Just a week before EU referendum, it will spark discussion and provide a forum for people to share their views.”

The debate will be chaired by Bernard Ainsworth OBE who led the delivery of the Millennium Dome at Greenwich and the Shard.

Also participating will be Peter Cartwright, director of the architectural practice Cartwright Pickard.
Mike Connolly, a director of multi-national infrastructure firm Turner and Townsend and Christopher Bovis, Professor of Business Law at the Business School of the University of Hull are also confirmed for the panel.

The debate is taking place on Wednesday 15 June at the university’s 3M Buckley Innovation Centre from 5.30pm – 7pm. Entry to the debate is free and it will also be broadcast online.