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Latest UCL Built Environment Club launched in Singapore

5 February 2013

Bartlett Alumnus and Singapore Urban Redevelopment Authority Deputy Director Lay Bee Yap welcoming guests

The Director of Singapore's Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), Lay Bee Yap was joined by UCL Vice Provost (International) Prof Michael Worton, The Bartlett’s Prof Alexi Marmot and Chadwick Professor of Civil Engineering Nick Tyler, in welcoming guests at the recent launch of the Singapore UCL Built Environment Club.

The launch of the Singapore UCL Built Environment Club, held at the URA Centre, follows the launch of sister clubs in Shanghai and Hong Kong in late 2012. The Clubs will allow local alumni and built environment professionals to create a valuable support network and strengthen work towards achieving the region's strategic aim of increasing sustainable environmental development.

Weelit Lim, Chair of UCL's Alumni Association in Singapore, also attended the launch, providing a good indication for the future growth and interest of the association. Stakeholder organisations present included key government authorities, The British High Commission, UK and regional commercial enterprises as well as local universities and research institutes. 

Prof Marmot, leader of BSGS’s Singapore based MSc Facilities and Environmental Management programme, outlined how UCL is addressing, through the delivery of the course, one of Singapore's key sustainability policy goals of training up 6,000 professionals to manage their building stock. The Bartlett's excellent relationship with Singapore's Building and Construction Authority Academy (BCAA) was central to achieving this goal. 

David Cobb, The Bartlett's Director of Business Development, concluded the speeches by highlighting the potential mechanisms for UCL to engage with the Singaporean professional Built Environment community, including universities and research institutes, as well as through executive level CPD courses, consultancy and advisory activities.

Explaining the importance of local collaboration to achieve their delivery, David said, “There is already a strong support from the UCL Built Environment for capacity development in Singapore – over 200 ‘known’ Alumni are working locally. Both parties look forward to establishing further dialogue and strengthening their relationship in the future.“

Join the UCL Built Environment Clubs (Singapore) group on LinkedIn to find out more information about upcoming events and discussions.

To find out more about the UCL Built Environment Clubs, contact The Bartlett Director of Business Development David Cobb.

View more photographs from the launch on The Bartlett Flickr channel.