Kate Ingram, head of economy & growth at Burnley Council, Tim Webber, chairman of Barnfield Construction, and Dave Walker, co-founder of The Landmark, have all joined the line-up at this half-day event which will showcase the next development opportunities in the Lancashire town.
Burnley: Building 10 years of growth
The half-day conference on Tuesday 30 October will discuss the shovel-ready sites for housebuilders, the opportunities for retailers in a regenerated town centre, and the impact of Burnley’s strengthening position as a digital hub.
This year has seen Burnley Council adopt its Local Plan, which will guide development into the 2030s, and is developing its Town Centre Masterplan, with a series of sites earmarked for the next swathe of homes and leisure space.
With the University of Central Lancashire’s well-established Burnley campus attracting a wider range of students every year, the event will also discuss how best to deliver on the accommodation and leisure needs of an increasingly youthful town.
Speakers confirmed so far include:
Mick Cartledge, chief executive, Burnley Council
Kate Ingram, head of economy & growth, Burnley Council
Andrew Dewhurst, director, Maple Grove
Tim Webber MBE, chairman, Barnfield Construction
Dr Ebrahim Adia, provost at the University of Central Lancashire
Caroline Baker, planner and head of Manchester office, Cushman & Wakefield
Debbie Hernon, manager, Charter Walk Shopping Centre
David Walker, managing director, 24 Marketing, co-founder of The Landmark
Ian Scott, director and head of build-to-rent at Lambert Smith Hampton
Event chaired by Jessica Middleton-Pugh, editor, Place North West
Companies already registered to attend include Eric Wright Group, Fairhursts Design Group, Connolly, DAC Beachcroft, Scape Procure, and Trowers & Hamlins.
The conference will take place at the Museum of Science & Industry in Manchester, with an 8am start to networking, and presentations starting at 8.30am. The conference will end at noon for lunch.
Tickets cost £50+VAT.