Meet the Authorities: Public-Private Partnerships – Hybrid

Place North West Date: - 12:30
Location: The Lowry Hotel, 50 Dearmans Pl, Salford M3 5LH

This event will go ahead in person with a limited capacity and Covid-19 safety measures in place. Please click here for further details. 

Strong economic recovery will depend on successful public-private partnerships. How can developers and investors best work with councils? Do local planning authorities have the resource to handle significant developments? What are the government funding sources and other initiatives that will set the agenda for the coming years?


8am Registration + networking

9am Welcome, presentation + panel:

Phil Mayall, board director, Muse Developments, which works closely with organisations in both the public and private sectors to deliver mixed-use development and urban regeneration, including as part of English Cities Fund alongside Homes England and Legal & General
Kevin Riley, director, WSP, who is currently involved with projects ranging from Eden North through to Ellesmere Port Growth Strategies, and working for clients such as English Cities Fund in St Helens Town Centre
Emma Birkett, heritage director, Rochdale Development Agency, where projects include the restoration of Rochdale’s grade one-listed town hall
Barry Roberts, managing director – North West, Morgan Sindall Construction, whose projects include residential developments at New Bailey, Salford, and offices at Paddington Village, Liverpool
Roger Frith, head of strategic regeneration & development, Oldham Council, which is giving prospective developer partners the chance to outline how they would approach delivering the regeneration of Spindles Town Square Shopping Centre, among other projects

10.20am Networking break

10.50am Presentation + panel discussion:

Mark McNamee, managing director, Cityheart, which works primarily with the public sector in all its various guises. The group has development, investment and management capabilities and is currently delivering series of major town and city centre mixed-use schemes in Wigan, Stockport, and Halton
Richard Laming, senior director, Turley, who recently advised on Sefton Council’s 2050 Southport Vision which includes proposals for a waterside events centre, business incubator space and regeneration of the town’s central retail boulevard
Darren Jones, development director, Nikal who has 30 years experience in real estate and regeneration in the private and public sector. Nikal is working with Blackpool Council to develop their £300 million leisure development, Blackpool Central
Alan Evans, director of regeneration & place, Wirral Council, which is working on the biggest regeneration framework the area has seen in decades to guide future development along the ‘Left Bank’ coastline of the River Mersey

Tickets cost £65 +VAT. There will be a mix of presentations and panels. Breakfast and lunch are included, providing plenty of opportunity for business development.

Live streaming

Can’t join us in person? Watch the event via live stream by booking the digital ticket option in the form below. You can also:

  • Network with online guests during breaks
  • Submit questions to the panel
  • Receive a copy of the video post-event

This event is sponsored by Turley, Morgan Sindall, DAC Beachcroft, WSP and ClearFibre

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Place North West is closely monitoring government guidance regarding Covid-19. Should this guidance limit the capacity of guests in the room, tickets will be transferred to the live streaming option, and you would be partially refunded to reflect the difference in ticket price.

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