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Cardiff General Development Plans 2014

Tuesday, 16th September 2014 @ 1530hrs - 1900hrs

City Hall; Cardiff,

Cardiff General Development Plans 2014 | Event


FOUR of Cardiff’s Leading Development Figures will be presenting their development/investment plans for the next couple of years!




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Event Format

  • 1530 – 1645; Networking with Wine, Beer and Soft Drinks
  • 1645 – 1815; Speaker Presentations
  • 1815 – 1900; Networking with Hot Food, Wine, Beer and Soft Drinks
  • 1900 – 2200; National Sponsor’s Dinner (INVITE ONLY)


Councillor Phil Bale; Leader of the Council, The City of Cardiff CouncilPhil Bale



Mark Hallett; Development Director, Igloo RegenerationMark Hallett

Mark Hallett is Development Director of Igloo Regeneration, the development manager of the Igloo Regeneration Partnership. Igloo has been described by the United Nations as the world’s first sustainable property investor and is the only substantial socially responsible real estate vehicle in the UK.

Mark is responsible for Igloo’s joint venture with the Welsh Government for the regeneration of Cardiff Bay’s Porth Teigr, one of the most significant waterfront developments in the UK. The scheme is transforming the last major quarter in the Inner Harbour into a 2.2 million sq ft sustainable, mixed-use creative urban neighbourhood, delivering over 1 million sq ft of commercial space for media, creative and related industries together with more than 1,000 new homes.

Mark studied at the Welsh School of Architecture UWIST and obtained an MSc in Project Management at Reading University winning a Science & Engineering Research Council award for the best qualifying UK student. He has worked as a Project Manager, Development Director and Director for a variety of consultancies, contractors, developers and joint venture companies throughout the UK for over 25 years. His experience encompasses the full range of commercial, residential, retail and leisure projects with responsibility for identifying and unlocking value from major brownfield urban regeneration land holdings with a combined development value in excess of £1.5 billion. These projects have often been delivered in partnerships between public and private sectors. He has responsibility across the complete development cycle from market research, acquisition, brief preparation, design management, planning, marketing, sales, procurement, delivery, settlements, hand-over, customer service, asset management and investment disposal..

Schemes for which he has been responsible have been awarded the following:-

  • National HomeBuilder Award – Best Brownfield Development
  • RTPI Wales & National Planning Awards
  • CABE Building for Life – Gold Medal
  • What House? Award – Best Exterior Design (twice)
  • Building for Life – Exemplar Project
  • Prince’s Foundation & the Home Builder’s Federation recognition scheme
  • Urban Design Week – Exemplar Project
  • ICE Roy Edwards Award
  • Business Insider – Property Deal of the Year, Commercial Developer of the Year & Development of the Year
  • The first BREEAM Outstanding rating for an industrial building
  • BRE Global Award
  • The Guardian Sustainable Business Award for the Built Environment
  • The Observer Best World Architecture of 2012
  • BALI National Landscape Award

Mark is a past Chairman of The Institute of Management’s Management Research Group, a member of the Chartered Institute for Building, a member of the Association for Project Management and a Fellow of the Forum for the Built Environment. He is a non-executive Director of the Millennium Stadium plc. He is a Commissioner, Director and a member of the design review panel of the Design Commission for Wales. He sits on the Welsh Built Environment Forum, is a stakeholder in the Sustainable Development Commission’s Built Environment & Climate Change Group, is Member of the Welsh Assembly Government’s Housing & Regeneration Sustainable Community Investment Project sits on the Homes and Communities Agency place-making panel and was a founding Director of Cardiff & Co. the public/private marketing company for Cardiff. He is also a visiting critic at the Welsh School of Architecture. He has previously been a member of the Task and Finish Group for the creation of a Centre of Regeneration Excellence Wales.

Graham Hillier; Executive Director, Natural Resources WalesGraham Hillier

Graham is the Executive Director for Operations (South) with Natural Resources Wales, having been appointed on its formation in April 2013.  Previously, Graham worked for the Environment Agency for 10 years as Area Manager (for both SE and SW Wales) and as EAW’s Executive Flood Risk Manager.

Prior to this, Graham’s career included 20 years in the private sector with Wimpey Environmental and Fugro GEOS, providing commercial marine and environmental science services to industry and governments worldwide.   He served as Regional Director for the Middle East and was also a Director of Ocean Numerics (a JV with the Nansen Centre of Norway).

He is also Chair of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) in Wales and is a Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology.  His qualifications include a BSc in Geography & Oceanography, an MSc in Marine Geotechnics and an MBA.

Callum Couper; Port Manager, ABP South Wales PortsCallum Couper







Cardiff General Development Plans 2014 | Details



Tuesday, 16th September 2014
1530hrs - 1900hrs


City Hall; Cardiff


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