Eastgate Street in Chester, c Julia Hatmaker for Place North Wes

Cheshire Development Update will be held on 6 June. Credit: PNW

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Local authorities, developers, agents, planners, and more will sound off on the state of the property market in the county – providing you with the crucial market intel you need to do business in Cheshire.

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Cheshire Development Update is a half-day conference dedicated to discussing the big issues, big opportunities, and big projects in Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Chester, and Warrington. The event starts at 8am on 6 June at Chester Racecourse in Chester. The conference is sponsored by Waterman and Muse.

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Expect an insightful morning with a mixture of presentations and panel sessions. As always, Place knows the importance of bringing the property market together so you can expect plenty of networking opportunities – including a pre-programme breakfast, session breaks, and a post-programme lunch.

In booking your ticket, you’ll be joining the likes of Aldi, Progressive Living, Arup, Close Brothers Property Finance, and Morgan Sindall Construction who have already signed up to attend.

What you’ll take away from the conference

  • Intel on the state of the resi, commercial, and industrial markets in Cheshire
  • Details on where opportunities lie in Cheshire
  • An overview on how Cheshire is changing and the major projects in the area
  • New contacts for your business

Confirmed speakers

Steven Broomhead (x)

Steven Broomhead is chief executive of Warrington Council. Warrington is leveraging its status as one of the best-connected North West communities to become an economic powerhouse with thriving car and manufacturing industries in place. The council is at work on a £190m Stadium Quarter mixed-use project and has ambitions to built 900 homes in the town centre.

Gemma Davies (x)

Gemma Davies is the director of economy and housing at Cheshire West and Chester Council. CWAC has ambitious plans to regenerate Chester, Ellesmere Port, Northwich, and Winsford. These are fuelled, in part, from a £13m Levelling Up Fund award and £10m from the Future High Street Fund. Projects underway include the revamp of Ellesmere Port and the redevelopment of Winsford town centre.

Ciaran Aldridge (x)

Ciaran Aldridge is the Northern divisional managing director at McCarthy Stone. Aldridge oversees McCarthy Stone’s land, development, construction, and sales teams in the North and is charged with implementing the firm’s strategies for high-quality, multi-tenure, and affordability retirement housing. McCarthy Stone operates more than 475 retirement developments across the UK.

Jonnathan Atherton (x)

Jonathan Atherton is a director at Savills. Atherton has more than 25 years’ experience working in the North West Industrial market. Recent examples of his work in Cheshire have included: over 1.1m sq ft space acquired for AO.com in Crewe, the disposal of 640,000 sq ft at Gorsey Point Widnes, and more than 1m sq ft transacted at Middlewich. He is currently acting as agent on the 549,000 sq ft XDock 549 and the more than 1m sq ft Panattoni Park – Crewe. Atherton will be providing his insight into how the Cheshire and Warrington industrial scene looks right now.

Andrew Buckley (x)

Andrew Buckley is a director at Gascoigne Halman. One of the leading estate agencies in Cheshire, few are better placed than Buckley to provide an overview of the residential scene in the county. Gascoigne Halman has 22 offices in the North West and 1,650 properties under management – with another 939 advertised for sale. Expect Buckley to provide a snapshot of the rental and sales market that shows what the appetite for housing is like in Cheshire.

Philip Cox (x)

Philip Cox is the chief executive of Enterprise Cheshire & Warrington. Enterprise Cheshire & Warrington’s goal is to advocate for the region’s economy, looking at ways to make it one of the healthiest, most sustainable, inclusive, and growing economies in the country. This includes amplifying the Cheshire Science Corridor, a 40-mile stretch that encompasses Daresbury SciTech, HyNet, and Protos.

Caroline Payne (x)

Caroline Payne is a director at Emery Planning. Payne has more than 23 years of planning experience and is an expert in strategically promoting sites. While much of her career has been in the private sector, she got her start in development control in local government – providing her with insight into the public sector. Payne will be providing the planner’s perspective on Cheshire, talking about what the application process looks like in these local authorities and what challenges planners face in trying to get approvals.

Richard Wharton ( x )

Richard Wharton is a director at JLL. Wharton has worked at JLL for 19 years specialising in office agency throughout the North West region, including providing advice to occupiers, landlords, and developers of some of Cheshire’s key office schemes. These include Birchwood Park (Warrington Borough Council), Warrington Centre Park, Daresbury Park (Marshall CDP), and Booths Park in Knutsford (Bruntwood).

Book your ticket today by using the form below.

If you cannot see the form, please contact events@placenorthwest.co.uk.

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