Organiser: Place North West
Location: Museum of Science and Industry, Lower Byrom Street, Manchester, M3 4FP
The half-day event on 4 April at the Science & Industry Museum, Manchester, will examine at the biggest trends, projects, Government policies and Local Plans pushing for increased residential construction across the country. As Government pushes for higher housing targets, locally battle lines are drawn between housebuilders and communities over the use of key sites. But how can property professionals ensure targets are met?
Place RESI is consistently one of Place North West‘s most popular events; last year it attracted 350 property professionals, providing a prime networking opportunity as well as a chance to get updated on the most significant projects under way across the region.
Speakers so far include:
- Ian Simpson, partner, SimpsonHaugh
- Nathan Cornish, director, Urban Splash
- Ben Fearns, director, Novo Property Group
- Frank Hont, chair, Foundations
- Beckie Joyce, project director of real estate, GL Hearn
- Paul Westhead, Trafford Housing Trust and Laurus Homes
- Jon Sawyer, director of housing and residential growth, Manchester City Council
- Neil Baumber, residential development director, Peel L&P
- Chris Bolland, managing partner, Brock Carmichael
- Rebecca Eatwell, managing director, Newgate Communications
- Richard Hemmings, business development director, Close Brothers Property Finance
- Doug Hann, executive director, Indigo Planning
- Suzanne Benson, partner, Trowers & Hamlins
- Alan McCartney, studio director, Glenn Howells Architects
- Simon Bayliss, managing partner, HTA Design
Chaired by Jessica Middleton-Pugh, editor, Place North West
The morning event will include a series of presentations, in which leading architects will present their designs for a selection of the largest residential schemes coming forward in the region, including the 6,000-home Great Jackson Street masterplan in Manchester, the 600-apartment Great George Street proposal in Liverpool, and the 500-home plans at Wirral Waters’ East float Dock.
There will also be three themed panel discussions on the following topics:
- The case for homes will look at how the planning system and regeneration policies impact residential proposals in the early stages, how local councils can enable the delivery of a greater number and variety of homes, and where developers can source funding
- Developers doing things differently will bring together a range of developers using different models to get homes out of the ground
- Finally, the future housing panel will discuss how the market needs to change in order to address the challenge of affordability, alongside creating homes for a growing, and discerning, ageing population
Sponsored by Newgate Communications, Indigo Planning, Trowers & Hamlins, Close Brothers Property Finance and GL Hearn, the conference will begin at 8am for networking, with an 8.30am start to presentations. The final panel discussion will end at around noon, followed by lunch and further networking.
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