Andy Farrell, executive director at Warrington Council, and Nicola Hewes, partner at Purcell, architect on the £300m Manchester Town Hall overhaul, have joined the line-up of local authorities and private sector partners discussing large-scale regeneration plans, project delivery, and opportunities for partnerships at this half-day conference in Manchester on 12 July.
Warrington joins Wirral, Stockport, Salford, and Preston councils on stage at the event, to discuss their ambitions for new developments in town and city centres, their expectations and experiences of both formal and informal public-private partnerships, and the chances for the property community to get involved. Collectively, the councils are working on schemes worth billions of pounds.
Sponsored by SDL Auctions, Lovell Partnerships, Iceni Projects and Pinsent Masons, the conference will also bring together a range of property professionals who specialize in working with local authorities, from funding and legal advice, to land acquisition and construction.
Eric Robinson, chief executive of Wirral Council
Caroline Simpson, director for place at Stockport Council
Shelagh McNerney, head of development at Salford City Council
Cllr Peter Moss, deputy leader and cabinet member for housing, Preston City Council
Andy Farrell, executive director of economic growth, regeneration & environment, Warrington Council
Jonathan Goring, partnerships director, Morgan Sindall Group
Scot Morrison, partner, Pinsent Masons
Andrew Antoniades, senior director, CBRE Capital Advisors, manager of the Evergreen Fund
Pete Swift, managing partner, Planit-IE
Nicola Hewes, partner, Purcell
Chaired by Jessica Middleton-Pugh, editor, Place North West
This half-day conference will be a mix of panel discussions and presentations, with plenty of opportunities to ask questions, either from the audience or on social media.
The event takes place on Thursday 12 July in the Cobden Suite at Manchester Central Convention Centre, starting at 8am for networking, presentations at 8.45am, and ending at noon for lunch.
Tickets are £50+VAT.