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Coventry General Development Plans 2014

Thursday, 9th October 2014 @ 1530hrs - 1900hrs

Central Hall, Coventry,

Coventry General Development Plans 2014 | Event


FOUR of Coventry’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)


Colin Knight; Assistant Director (Planning, Transport & Highways), Coventry City Council



Colin Hooper; Estates Director, Stoneleigh ParkColin Hooper

Colin has been Estates Director at Stoneleigh Park since October 2011 and works for LaSalle Investment Management. He is a Chartered Surveyor with over 30 years’ experience in property management and development. Currently he is tasked with leading the £50 million revitalisation of the former Royal Show ground at Kenilworth, on behalf of a pension fund client.

Previously, as Development Director for Redland Properties Ltd, Colin was responsible for a mixed property portfolio of over 20,000 acres, spread throughout the UK, together with brownfield reclamation and development projects in the Netherlands and Australia. More recently as Head of Property Management for Mutliplex Developments Ltd and then Brookfield Asset Management, he was responsible for property and asset management of a large portfolio of shopping centres and retail parks, as well as being involved in town centre mixed use regeneration projects at High Wycombe and Aylesbury. 

Andy Macdonald; Development Director; MIRA Technology ParkAndy Macdonald

Andy is Managing Director of Swanvale Developments Ltd and has an established track record with 23 years in the property development industry in both delivery of major development projects and managing commercial development businesses.

He gained qualifications from Loughborough University, Penn State University and Cambridge University holding a masters degree in Land Economy before starting a career in surveying and property development. A qualified Chartered Surveyor, Andy worked in Edinburgh at Montagu Evans before becoming a Development Director at Stannifer Developments where he established himself as a specialist in major retail led regeneration delivering significant town and city centre retail development projects such as Union Square, Aberdeen and The Brewery Romford.

Andy has led regeneration projects throughout the UK and delivered major town and city centre retail, commercial , residential and mixed use developments. With the purchase by Multiplex of Stannifer Developments in 2004, he became their head of regeneration and latterly Managing Director of Multiplex Developments and led one of the UKs largest regeneration projects in Brent Cross Cricklewood, which secured a planning consent for 14 million square feet in 2010. Leading such major projects not only requires an in depth knowledge and experience of the mixed use sector but also the ability to manage high level relationships between stakeholders. Andy has worked widely with both private and public sector partners in delivery of development projects within successful joint venture partnerships.

Andy was latterly Head of Development at Stockland, one of Australia’s largest diversified property groups and a top 50 ASX company, which he joined in 2008 to manage their UK property development business. Their UK development portfolio extended to 2.5m sqft of developable space across all property sectors including the proposed 1.4M sqft regeneration of Harlow Town Centre.

Andy is Development Director for MIRA Technology Park Ltd,  MIRA’s Property Development arm to redevelop MIRA’s 850 acre Technology Park.  The £300m development will provide a total of 155,000 sqm of research and development within the new MIRA technology Park which includes the redevelopment of the existing MIRA facilities. MIRA Technology Park is one of the UK’s leading Enterprise Zones, and following planning consent being secured in 2012 the development has made significant progress with the delivery of major infrastructure works and the first phases of bespoke R+D development which have brought numerous leading International engineering companies to MIRA.

Andy is also an ex-Scotland and Barbarians rugby International.

Stephen Reynolds; Managing Director, Friargate Coventry












Coventry General Development Plans 2014 | Details



Thursday, 9th October 2014
1530hrs - 1900hrs


Central Hall, Coventry


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