Offices + Workspace Update

Place North West Date: - 12:30
Location: Science & Industry Museum, Lower Byrom Street, Manchester, M3 4FP

Is the office dead? Pundits seem to be convinced that lockdown has killed the office sector as we know it. But are they right? And what does the rise of remote work mean for the future of the industry? We pierce through all the fearmongering and get to the heart of the matter, talking about what is actually being done, understanding tenant needs, and how landlords are taking this as an opportunity to futureproof their spaces.

Offices + Workspace Update is sponsored by Philip J Davies Holdings, HBD and 5plus Architects.

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8am Arrival, breakfast + networking

9am Welcome, presentation + panel discussion: The state of the market

Chris Cheap, managing director, Avison Young
Mark Davies, owner, PJD Holdings
Sarah Syson, design manager, Claremont
Martin O’Rourke, commercial director, Patrizia

10.20am Networking break

10.50am Presentation + panel discussion: Creating offices for investors and occupiers

Lee Treanor, director, HBD
Frances Hampson, senior planner, Deloitte
Paul Norbury, director, 5plus Architects
James Kington, strategic head of estates and asset management, Stockport Council

12pm Closing remarks, networking + lunch


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

Book using the form below – if you can’t see the form, please contact

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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