Lancashire Development Update

Place North West Date: - 12:30
Location: Online

This event will give an update on activity in Lancashire, key developments, pipeline projects and policies shaping the area. Commercial and residential property will both be covered in a mix of presentations and panel discussions.


9.30am: Platform opens for networking

10.00am: Introduction, presentation & panel

Sofie Swindlehurst, associate ecologist, LUC, an environmental consultancy providing planning, landscape design, ecology and geospatial services
David Harland,
chief executive officer, Eden Project North, an immersive visitor experience in Morecambe Bay projected to attract around one million visitors a year
Chris Hayward, director of development and housing, Preston City Council, which is developing a strategic plan for Central Lancashire
Phil Jones
, director of new services, Calico Homes, who is redeveloping the former Burnley General Hospital into extra care apartments 

11.00am: Networking break

11.20am: Presentation & panel

Melissa Conlon,
commercial director, AMRC, which is set to open its first North West base within Samlesbury Enterprise Zone
Gary Goodman, land and planning director, BXB, a developer with schemes across Lancashire, including in Preston, Darwen, and Fylde
Stephen Young, executive director of growth, environment, transport and community, Lancashire County Council
Nick Gerrard, growth and prosperity programme director, Blackpool Council, which has a range of regeneration projects including Talbot Gateway and Blackpool Central

This event is sponsored by LUC, Blackpool Council, Lancashire County Council and ClearFibre

Benefits of attending the virtual event include:
  • Dedicated networking breaks where you can connect with other delegates over video on digital tables. You can even move through different tables to maximise your networking opportunities
  • The ability to private message and connect with speakers and other delegates
  • Your own business card with the opportunity to include LinkedIn details for other delegates to connect with you
  • Presentations and panel discussions from industry experts, which will be available for ticketholders to watch again after the event

The platform opens at 9.30am for networking, with the presentations/panels starting at 10am. Tickets are priced at £30+VAT. Please book using the form below – if you can’t see this form, please contact


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