Place event: Leisure NW

Organiser: Place North West
Location: The Light Cinema, Marine Point, New Brighton, Wirral, CH45 2HZ

Place North West invites you to a specialist sector briefing all about leisure property at the recently completed Marine Point in New Brighton, Wirral.

This free-to-attend event on Thursday 8 November is sponsored by Neptune Developments, Hill Dickinson and The Light Cinemas.

The afternoon will begin with a welcome by Rob Mason, development director of Neptune Developments, followed by presentations on the state of the leisure market, addressing development finance, site selection, occupier trading performance, demographics and visitor trends.

The event will conclude with a Q&A panel session and networking followed by the opportunity to tour the development with Neptune and drinks at Brooklyn's Restaurant and Grosvenor G Casino.

Speakers confirmed so far include:

Kevin Murray, Senior Acquisition Manager for the North, Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants. Playing a key role in delivering Premier Inn's drive to expand its portfolio by 50% to 65,000 rooms in the UK by 2016. To achieve this target, Premier Inn is seeking 2m sq ft of development space each year for the next three years

Chris Melia, Director of Destination Consulting at Colliers International. Specialist in heritage, leisure and the tourism economy, leading on range of projects including feasibility studies for new attractions, concept development, business planning and operational advice

Paul Bolton, Director of Sanguine Hospitality. Formed developer-operator Sanguine in 2006 with business partner, hotelier Simon Matthews-Williams. Sanguine now has a portfolio of 20 hotels, spas and restaurants under licensed agreements with Wyndham, InterContinental Hotels Group, Hilton and Marco Pierre White

John Sullivan, Partner, Cinema Next. Specialist consultant advising property developers and owners in the best solutions for their sites. Driven by firm belief that cinema going experience in UK can be significantly better. Cinema Next provides full cinema development expertise from initial research and feasibility analysis through to design, specification and operations

Leisure NW will take place at The Light Cinema, New Brighton and begin with registration at 1.30pm for a 2pm start and close at 4.30pm followed by a site tour and drinks reception.

Click to register for free here


There is extensive free parking on site at Marine Point.

New Brighton train station is within close walking distance, on the Merseyrail network linking directly to Liverpool Lime Street.