Welcome to the Place North West home for MIPIM 2023
News, views and opportunities around the global property convention held annually in Cannes
Look back at MIPIM 2023 coverage
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Themes from Cannes in 2023 20 March
MIPIM has ended for another year, but the conversation continues.
Has MIPIM evolved? 20 March
What’s new, what’s more of the same and what does it all mean for the future of the built environment?
Investors across the globe are eager to get involved in renewable energy technology – which is good news for the North, according to Lord Dominic Johnson, minister for investment at the Department for Business and Trade.
There are plenty of opportunities for organisations to benefit from the UK’s innovation accelerator for cities, transport and place leadership, says Catherine Hadfield of Connected Places Catapult.
The developer of the new 1.5m sq ft HPARK industrial development, came to Cannes in partnership with Rochdale Development Agency to promote the scheme and the region.
An economic divide between North and South exists within the city region. What can be done to fix it?
Chief executive Peter Denton said the agency is eager to partner with local authorities to support the delivery of better housing and places after Michael Gove put the boosters under its mandate.
Steve Rotheram came to the international property event to promote investment opportunities in the city region. The Liverpool City Region mayor has been well pleased with the results so far.
Demolition should be a last resort; the focus must be on adapting existing building stock for generations to come, according to Tom Brigden and Lorna Crane of Purcell.
A focus on a compelling sustainable transport strategy that creates appealing public realm is at the heart of Rochdale’s station gateway project, said the council’s Mark Robinson and Sandra Robinson of delivery partner WSP.
Conspiracy theories, infrastructure woes, and inclusivity concerns were all discussed at the Manchester Pavilion on Wednesday as panellists dug into the real issues surrounding these communities.
Creating sustainable communities is not easy but can be done when the private and public sector come together with a clear and committed vision, according to the city council’s John Searle and Muse’s Phil Mayall.
While the Glazer family assesses bids for Manchester United FC, the club’s former captain has laid down a challenge to whoever takes over: regenerate the area around Old Trafford stadium.
The team behind the development of graphene-infused concrete is working to drastically reduce the cost of the material, boosting its viability to help the industry to meet looming net-zero targets.
Paul Ormerod of the Rochdale Development Agency and Andrew Russell of Russells, came together to discuss how a public-private partnership is proving a vital catalyst for the borough’s regeneration and long-term vision.
GM welcomes funding powers in Budget 15 March
‘A good day for Greater Manchester’ – that was the verdict of Eamonn Boylan, chief executive of the combined authority, reacting to a significant update to the city region’s devolution deal, unveiled in Jeremy Hunt’s speech.
Place North websites are now live 15 March
The newly expanded Place North media group launched Place Yorkshire and Place North East in Cannes.
Mayor Paul Dennett spoke to Place North West about how the local authority is working to deliver a greener, fairer community.
Leaders from Newcastle, Leeds, Manchester, and Liverpool joined property professionals to celebrate the opening day of the international property conference.
After years of turmoil, a new era beckons for Liverpool’s property industry. The man who has presided over the city council’s development department for the last nine months thinks the market should be excited.
Key time for freeport investment 15 March
JMW Solicitors’ Simon Maddox discusses the state of play with freeport zones and why MIPIM is the time to talk about them.
Sciontec showcased new interior CGIs of Hemisphere during MIPIM. The developer also announced that it would be offering free sustainability guidance to future tenants as part of a green leasing strategy.
Trafford Council’s plan to green one of Europe’s largest industrial parks is a proactive step to make a dent in the authority’s carbon footprint and make the estate more attractive to talent, Arup director Jane Healey-Brown told Place North West.
JMW Solicitors’ Thomas Pearson weighs in on the impact the second round of Levelling Up Fund awards has had on the North West and what it means for the North-South divide.
More than 150 property professionals descended on the Tribeca restaurant in Cannes for high-quality networking on Monday.
Let’s use this valuable time out of the office to get our heads together and find opportunities for positive change, writes Bill Davidson of P4 Planning.
The hot topics of MIPIM 13 March
What will be the key discussion points in Cannes? A breakfast roundtable with property leaders showed what the industry will be debating at this year’s MIPIM, writes Thomas Pearson of JMW Solicitors.
After years of austerity, those unwilling to put all their eggs in the next government funding pot basket need to look elsewhere to bring in the cash needed for large-scale regeneration schemes.
For Greater Manchester, MIPIM provides a unique opportunity to raise the profile of the city to international investors and other global cities, writes Joanne Roney of Manchester City Council.
Salford readies for MIPIM return 9 March
After three years away, the local authority will be joining thousands of property professionals and investors heading to the south of France for the international property conference.
Leaders from the city region will be spotted throughout Cannes as they showcase the innovation taking place in the area, celebrate LCR’s culture, and delve into how the region is building inclusive and sustainable economies.
As he prepares to go to Cannes, the specialist mortgage and secured loan provider’s Chris Baguley weighed in on where investors should be looking in the North West and why the commercial market is still a strong investment.
Levelling up must continue to be front and centre of any discussions taking place at MIPIM, writes Lee Powell, CEO of GMI Construction Group.
Manchester unveils MIPIM 2023 programme 27 February
Turley teams up with Place North West for MIPIM 16 February
Who is going to MIPIM? 15 February
GMI joins forces with Place North West for MIPIM 14 February
Shoosmiths becomes Place MIPIM partner 24 January
Wigan teams up with Place North West for MIPIM 23 February
Liverpool and Manchester commit to MIPIM 2023 30 September
Place MIPIM events
Place MIPIM Arrival Reception | 4pm-7pm, Monday 13 March
Morgan Sindall + Place MIPIM Reception | 11.30am-2pm, Tuesday 14 March
Panel Session, Manchester Stand: 15-minute cities | 4pm-5pm, Wednesday 15 March
Panel Session, Manchester Stand: Levelling up Greater Manchester | 4pm-5pm, Thursday 16 March