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Future Development Plans – Birmingham & West Midlands

Wednesday, 23rd September 2020 0945hrs – 1130hrs

Investment seems to be at an all-time high across the West Midlands – with city skylines becoming unrecognisable and the focus on regional connectivity and infrastructure set to unlock numerous development and regeneration opportunities.

During this online event, which will include speed/video networking opportunities, we’ll hear from a select few who’re bringing forward such development plans and have an exciting pipeline of future projects in the works. They’ll share short presentations before moving onto an audience led Q&A.

Speakers for this event include:

Duncan Smith,
Commercial Director
Amanda White,
Rail Programme Director
Steve Sanders,
Head of Development
Julia Bevan,
Associate Director
  • Oval Real Estate – are a developer known for the regeneration of unloved and underestimated places and the creation of high quality working communities. They have recently submitted plans for a £1 billion transformation of the iconic Custard Factory in the Digbeth area of Birmingham. The 42-acre scheme has the potential to create up to 16,000 jobs, utilise 2.2 million sq ft of commercial space and provide 1,850 homes. Steve will discuss the details behind the iconic scheme and how they see it moving forward in the coming months.
  • Walsall Housing Group – are a major Midlands housing association, managing over 21,000 houses across the region. As part of the plan to build more than 500 new homes a year they are regenerating the 16.5 acre former Caparo steelworks site in Walsall, in partnership with Lovell, into a 252-home community. Duncan will give an update on the scheme, how it will create a vibrant community on an unused, derelict site and how it will help meet the pressing need for high quality affordable homes in the region.
  • Grainger – are building a 375 home build to rent development at Exchange Square 2 in Birmingham city centre, in partnership with Nikal. The project will be Grainger’s second BtR development in the city and forms part of Nikal’s £350 million ‘urban village’. Julia will discuss the ideas behind the project and how it will create a vibrant community opposite the forthcoming HS2 Curzon station.
  • West Midlands Rail Executive – is a partnership of 16 authorities in the region and aims to drive investment and improvement in rail services and infrastructure to connect communities and provide the capacity for economic growth. Amanda is responsible for overseeing the development of five new stations as well as the major redevelopment of two more. The recently announced £56 million project to improve the University Station and create facilities to handle 7.2 million passengers per year forms a key part of this plan. Amanda will discuss the plans, how they will form a key part of the region’s economic growth and how the projects will progress.

Associate your brand with this Webinar and position your brand at the forefront of the discussion around the future development happening in the West Midlands. We have various partnership packages available, including opportunities to speak on the webinar, allowing you to present your message to your target audience and receive maximum brand awareness and impact. Packages available include:

Package Delegate Ticket Cost Chair/ Speaking Opportunity VIP Access Cost (+VAT)
Webinar Partner £0 Yes Yes £2,000 View Details
Advertising Partner £25 Yes £500 View Details

Webinar Partner


The webinar partner package will give an even bigger boost to attendance numbers and visibility. Be at the forefront of the webinar – with a speaking slot on the panel and prime branding throughout the webinar and post/pre event communications. This package will elevate your brand and drive awareness, loyalty and trust in front of industry leaders. This is the ultimate package if you’re looking to be seen as a leading figure within the industry. Benefits include:

  • Free to attend which will boost attendance numbers to 200-500
  • Sponsor an existing event or work with us to develop a bespoke title/agenda/panel of speakers
  • Request Built Environment Networking to invite up to 3 speakers of your choice to join the panel
  • Targeted marketing campaign aimed at attracting your target audience to the event – whether it be company types, regional companies or job titles/level of attendee.
  • Inclusion within all pre-webinar speaker discussions
  • Sit on the expert webinar panel as a thought leader
  • Deliver a 5-minute thought-leadership presentation on the webinar to industry delegates
  • Join a private debrief meeting in our VIP room to continue to discussion with speakers
  • Prime branding on the website and throughout the full webinar
  • Additional branding on all event documents, emails, booking forms etc
  • Full downloadable copy of the webinar after the event
  • Social media posts – pre, during and post-conference activity

Advertising Partner


Prime branding on all emails used to promote the webinar with delegates before, during and after the conference. Benefits include:

  • Branding throughout the full event – on the website, during the conference, on the presentations and on our emails sent to our 130,000 strong database
  • Exhibition stand at the virtual event to showcase your brand and gain interest from delegates
  • 5 x free tickets for colleagues to watch and get involved in the online event
  • VIP Room Access to connect with our speakers in a one-to-one environment
  • Full downloadable copy of the webinar after the event
  • Social media posts – pre, during and post-conference activity

Our online webinars will merge our face-to-face events with a virtual platform – providing networking opportunities, an exceptional panel discussion and debate, speaker presentations and an exhibition hall. The programme will run as follows:

09:45-10:00 – Speed networking

10:00-11:00 – Main stage discussion, debate and presentations

11:00-11:30 – Speed networking

Here’s a little video highlighting what to expect

And here’s a bit more information of key areas of our online webinars…

You’ll receive unique log-in details to join our online event via computer or phone – and you’ll be greeted with an easy navigation tool. You’ll be able to navigate to:

Main Stage

Where the webinar will take place with excellent speakers and content. You’ll be able to get involved, asking questions and taking part in live polls.


Just like a real event you’ll be able to meet and connect with new people in our forum. You can directly request to chat with someone or you can enter our ‘speed networking’ area to meet numerous new people within the industry. Get your elevator pitch ready!

Sponsor / Exhibitor Area

Meet our partners and sponsors – view what they’re all about, video chat with them and download their literature and product information.


Tickets are not currently available for this event.


Wednesday, 23rd September 2020

0945hrs – 1130hrs


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