More than 300 guests gathered at the Gray D’Albion Beach Bar on La Croissette as MIPIM drew to a close on Thursday 15 March.
How we use land within our cities is something that people have very strong opinions about, writes Paul Swinney of Centre for Cities. Be that building on the green belt, or conserving heritage buildings in city centres, public debate is inspired by these topics, and MIPIM seems just the right forum to discuss the competing agendas for occupation of prime city centre locations.
Central Lancashire stands ready to welcome many more companies, with infrastructure investments helping boost economic growth and transform the region as a place to live, work and do business.
More than 120 delegates braved the weather for the Invest in Central Lancashire event at Preston North End’s Deepdale stadium, with the event sponsored by the Preston, South Ribble & Lancashire City Deal and the Lancashire Local Enterprise Partnership.
A wide-ranging discussion at the Cumbria Development Update covered growth sectors such as nuclear and advanced manufacturing, as well as the challenges posed by Cumbria’s topography, and large-scale masterplans being brought forward by local councils. The event was the latest in the Place North West Development Series and was sponsored by Transport for the North, Curtins, Lovell and Furness Economic Development Forum.
Disruptive technology is driving a shift in market behaviour in the property industry, but many businesses do not yet know how to take advantage of the opportunities on offer, said experts speaking at Place North West’s latest event, Digital Opportunities 2018: Proptech from strategy to implementation.