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Garden Villages and New Towns Development Conference; Sponsored by DAC Beachcroft

Wednesday, 6th October 2021 0800hrs – Thursday, 7th October 2021 1500hrs

Kensington Town Hall, London, Hornton Street, W8 7NX

Over £4bn of projects are up for discussion and procurement as part of this high-level conference.

With 37 government backed Garden Village projects and a further 25 major developer lead “New Towns” being brought forward for delivery across the UK in the next 10 years, this unique event examines the cradle to grave schemes which are going to need billions of pounds worth of collaboration.

Delegates will hear from the Project Directors from a host of the most exciting projects while also networking with policy influencers from central and local government. Topics such as infrastructure investment, zero carbon communities, transport, inclusive economic growth, planning practices, innovative design and public consultation wrap around the presentation of a raft of major development opportunities in this unique two day summit.

Speakers at the event include:

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Exeter’s ambitious garden city of 12,000 homes
  • The Land Trusts call for more green space
  • Letchworth Garden Village 10 year development plan
  • Hill Group’s 8500 home Westley Village proposal
  • Didcot Garden Town’s 15,000 new homes
  • Shaptor Capital’s new 1750 home Garden Village
  • Urban and Civic’s £500m Urban Extension
  • £359m UK Regeneration Biggleswade Garden Village
  • The £1bn Lennox Point New Town project
  • Cornwall’s biggest ever regeneration project
  • Homes England’s housebuilding ambitions
  • Grosvenor’s Salt Cross bio diverse Garden Village
  • Orascom’s 500 acre Net Zero Garden Village
  • Cheltenham Council’s £1bn Golden Valley JV
  • Urban and Civic’s 11 major development projects
  • And much more…

Speakers for this conference include:

08:00-08:50 Doors Open & Networking

Enjoy some networking time with those also attending the conference and visit the exhibitors.

08:50-09:00 Conference Welcome

Built Environment Networking; Phil Laycock, Director

09:00-09:15 Sector Overview

The event will kickstart with a keynote from our event partner DAC Beachcroft.

DAC Beachcroft; Christopher Stanwell, Head of Planning

09:15-10:15 Session One: Analysing the UK Garden Village and New Town’s Development Ambition- An Opportunity to Deliver High Quality Place and Build Back Better; DAC Beachcroft

Senior policy makers and Garden Village development experts come together to update the audience on progress with driving forward the creation of these new communities and the major challenges/opportunities ahead.

Chair: DAC Beachcroft; Christopher Stanwell, Partner

Letchworth Garden City; David Ames, Executive Director of Stewardship and Development

Homes England; Fionnuala Lennon, Head of Garden Communities

Urban and Civic; Adam Pratt, Development Director

Summix Capital; Greg Mitchell, Executive Planning Director

Changing Cities; Joanna Chambers, Director

10:15-10:40 Break & Networking

During the break period you’re able to move around the event to connect with delegates and meet our event exhibitors.

10:40-10:45 UKREiiF – The UK’s Real Estate Investment & Infrastructure Forum

Keith will provide an update on UKREiiF which takes place in May 2022 and explain why this will be the most strategically important conference for the UK property sector having a massive impact on all sectors of real estate and why you should get involved.

Built Environment Networking; Keith Griffiths, Chief Executive

10:45-12:00 Session Two: Solving Complex Transport and Infrastructure Challenges for Garden Villages and New Towns; Sponsored by Arcadis

Whether it be road, rail or environmental concerns, billions of pounds are set to be spent by transport bodies to unlock development. This session showcases some of the biggest infrastructure organisations and their nationwide major investment plans.

Chair: Arcadis; Richard Jones, Senior Technical Director

Otterpool Park; Julia Wallace, Senior Project Manager

Transport for New Homes; Jenny Raggett, Director

Infrastructure Projects Authority; Karl Fitzgerald, Director of Housing and Regeneration

Shaptor Capital; Marco Nardini, Managing Director

12:00-12:45 Lunch & Networking

A lunch break will enable delegates to connect with each other, meet the exhibitors and enjoy a break from the event proceedings. 

12:45-14:00 Session Three: Unlocking the Garden Village and New Towns Gridlock; Consultation and Planning Best Practice, Ideas and Future Developments; Sponsored by CLS Risk Solutions

Delivering developments at the scale of garden communities and new towns is a massive undertaking fraught with pitfalls and challenges. As part of this session delegates will hear from developers who are in the process of planning for their project and experts who have navigated the process successfully.

Chair: CLS Risk Solutions; Michael Grimwood, Business Development Manager UK

DAC Beachcroft; Lucy Walsh, Head of Strategic Land

Hill Group; Matt Tunley, Head of Strategic Land

Grosvenor; Rupert Biggin, Senior Project Manager

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils; Nicky Wyer, Didcot Garden Town Team Leader

Urban Silence; Martina Juvara, Director

14:00-14:30 Break & Networking

During the break period you’re able to move around the event to connect with delegates and meet our event exhibitors.

14:30-15:45 Session Four: Garden Communities, Urban Villages and New Towns Major Development Ambitions

Developers and investors unveil new details about their forthcoming major regeneration schemes via a series of high level presentations and interactive Q&A

Chair: (Available to Sponsor)

Avanton; Omer Weinberger, Chief Executive

Portsmouth City Council; Natascha McIntyre-Hall, Assistant Director Strategic Developments

CEG; Jon Allen, Head of Strategic Development South

Halsnead Garden Village; Laura Bailey, Development Lead

15:45-16:30 Keynote

One of the original architects of the policy paper proposing Garden Villages delivers a high-level overview of the sector followed by audience Q&A

House of Lords; Matthew Taylor, Baron Taylor of Goss Moor

16:30-18:15 VIP Drinks Reception

Open to delegates who have selected the premium ticket option, this informal drinks reception hosted by Built Environment Networking allows for extended networking with speakers and sponsors

This unique conference will bring together the construction industry to drive economic growth through development and regeneration across the Garden Villages and New Towns Development Conference. There will be plenty of exhibitors showcasing their brand and best practice in the industry, whilst helping them reap the rewards of being prominently displayed within the events exhibition area in front of some key and influential business leaders.

Modular Construction Off Site Development Build Public Sector

Exhibiting will allow you to:

  • Meet 400+ delegates face to face
  • Be part of the annual Garden Villages and New Towns Development Conference
  • Be seen as a leading firm in the industry’s bid to drive sustainable growth in the regions
  • Network with hundreds of your business clients and peers
  • Showcase your work to regional authorities, government officials, leading private sector firms, blue-chip companies, investors and more

Confirmed Exhibitors:

If you’re interested in exhibiting at the conference then get in touch with our team – with space available for standard exhibition stalls or larger spaces to showcase more of your brand and create an eye-catching area contact:

Email: opportunities@built-environment-networking.com

Associate your brand with the Garden Villages and New Towns Development Conference and position your brand at the forefront of one of the UK’s biggest discussions and debates about economic growth, development and regeneration within the sector.

Package Exhibition Stand Chair/ Speaking Opportunity Tickets VIP Backstage Access Cost (+VAT)
Corporate Partner Yes Yes 15 Yes £10,000 Sold Out
Session Partner Yes Yes 10 Yes £5,000 View Details
Day One: Session One: Analysing the UK Garden Village and New Town’s Development Ambition- An Opportunity to Deliver High Quality Place and Build Back Better Yes Yes 10 Yes £5,000 Sold Out
Day One: Session Two: Garden Village and New Towns Transport and Infrastructure Investment and Development Initiatives Yes Yes 10 Yes £5,000 Sold Out
Day One: Session Three: Unlocking the Garden Village and New Towns Gridlock; Consultation and Planning Best Practice, Ideas and Future Developments Yes Yes 10 Yes £5,000 Sold Out
Day One: Session Four: Garden Communities, Urban Villages and New Towns Major Development Ambitions Yes Yes 10 Yes £5,000 View Details
Day Two: Session One: The Green Agenda – Building Zero Carbon Garden Villages and Towns Yes Yes 10 Yes £5,000 View Details
Day Two: Session Two: Commuter Towns or Self Sufficient Places; What Are The Key Ingredients of Developing a World Class Garden Community? Yes Yes 10 Yes £5,000 Sold Out
Day Two: Session Three Partner: Garden Villages and New Towns Investment Opportunities and Development Plans Yes Yes 10 Yes £5,000 Sold Out
Best Practice Presentation Partner Yes Yes 7 Yes £3,000 View Details
Drinks Reception Partner 4 Yes £2,500 View Details
Pre Conference Dinner 2 Yes £2,500 Sold Out
Programme Partner Yes 5 £2,000 View Details
Breakfast Partner Yes 5 £2,000 View Details
Lunch Partner Yes 5 £2,000 View Details
Email Partner Yes 5 £2,000 View Details
Registration Partner Yes 5 £2,000 View Details
Exhibitor Packages Yes 4 £1,500 View Details

We have various partnership packages available, including packages with speaking opportunities and huge exhibition space large enough to promote your business, allowing you to address your whole target audience for maximum brand awareness and impact. Our partnership packages will put you at the forefront of the industry discussion allowing you to be there, be active and be an expert within the construction and property sector, the future vision for garden communities and the whole built environment industry.

Corporate Partner

DAC Beachcroft

Session Partner

£5,000+VAT

The role of the session partner provides an opportunity for you to chair or participate in one of the sessions to build brand awareness, loyalty and trust amongst hundreds of civic and business leaders from across the industry. You’ll be seen to be a thought leader within your area of expertise and showcase your company in front of key decision-makers from across the industry. Benefits include:

  • Involvement with an exceptional panel session with the option to chair or be involved in the debate, discussions and presentations
  • Position yourself alongside us to shape the session agenda and content to bring your strategic thinking to the conference, with the option to recommend speakers
  • Inclusion within pre-conference communications including speaker briefing calls
  • Direct access before and after the sessions to the speakers and panellists; an excellent opportunity to establish rapport and build commercially rewarding relationships
  • Prime branding for the conference
  • Option to do a five minute introduction to the panel OR thought leaders presentation
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • Additional pull-up stand on stage during your conference session
  • Ten delegate passes for the conference
  • One ticket to the VIP Speakers’ dinner for the session speaker, which takes place the day before or day of the event – allowing you to meet speakers in a relaxed environment
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to ten people per year
  • Access to the Speakers’ Green Room
  • Digital Media Branding: your logo appears prominently at the top of the event website, reminders and promotional emails for each event (subscriber list size: 80,000), and across social media platforms
  • Print Media Branding: One full (A5) page advert in the conference programme
  • Chairman’s ‘thank you’ in the closing speech
  • Social media – pre, during & post-conference activity
  • Inclusion within all PR and Outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to photographs and video of the conference
  • Virtual exhibition stand – to allow connectivity to hybrid/virtual event users

Day One: Session One Partner: Analysing the UK Garden Village and New Town’s Development Ambition- An Opportunity to Deliver High Quality Place and Build Back Better

DAC Beachcroft

Day One: Session Partner

Day One: Session Two Partner: Garden Village and New Towns Transport and Infrastructure Investment and Development Initiatives

Day One: Session Three: Unlocking the Garden Village and New Towns Gridlock; Consultation and Planning Best Practice, Ideas and Future Developments

Day Two: Session Two: Commuter Towns or Self Sufficient Places; What Are The Key Ingredients of Developing a World Class Garden Community?

Day Two: Session Three Partner: Garden Villages and New Towns Investment Opportunities and Development Plans

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Best Practice Presentation Partner

£3,000+VAT

This package enables you to speak at the conference – providing you an opportunity to deliver a thought leadership presentations and/or on-stage Q&A utilising our expert Chair. You’ll be able to position yourself as a though-leader and go-to-business in your sector in front of sector/regional stakeholders and influencers. Benefits include:

  • 15-minute timeslot before one of the main session to deliver a thought leadership presentation and/or Q&A session
  • Direct access before and after every session to the VIP speaker room, an excellent opportunity to establish rapport and build commercially rewarding relationships
  • Prime branding at the conference
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • Additional pull-up stand on stage during your Best Practice session
  • 7 x delegate passes for the conference
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to ten people per year
  • Digital Media Branding: your logo appears prominently at the top of the event website, reminders and promotional emails for each event (subscriber list size: 80,000), and across social media platforms
  • Print Media Branding: One full (A5) page advert in the conference programme
  • Chairman’s ‘thank you’ in the closing speech#
  • Social media – pre, during & post-conference activity
  • Inclusion within all PR and Outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to photographs and video of the conference

Drinks Reception Partner

£2,500+VAT

Following the first day we’ll be hosting a drinks reception for those delegates who’ve purchased the upgraded ticket, alongside VIP guests of our own including the speakers. This partnership includes:

  • Prime branding during the drinks reception – with 2 x pop-up banners around the drinks area
  • Promotional material and literature placement in areas throughout the drinks reception area
  • 4 x VIP Tickets for the drinks reception and the main conference
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to ten people per years
  • Access to the Speakers’ Green Room
  • Digital Media Branding: your logo appears prominently at the top of the event website, reminders and promotional emails for each event
  • Print media branding: A full-page advertisement in the dinner programme
  • Social Media: pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion within all PR and Outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to photographs and videos of the conference
  • Virtual exhibition stand – to allow connectivity to hybrid/virtual event users

Pre Conference Dinner Partner

Programme Partner

£2,000+VAT

Prominent branding on the front of our conference programme handed out to all delegates on entry to the conference. A great way of driving brand awareness and visibility in front of your primary audience. Benefits include:

  • Prime Branding on the cover of the conference programme
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • Five delegate passes for the event
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to five people per year
  • Digital media branding – your logo appears prominently at the top of the event website, reminders and promotional emails for each event (subscriber list size: 80,000), and across social media platforms
  • Print media branding: A full-page advertisement in the conference programme
  • Chairman’s ‘thank you’ in the closing speech
  • Social media – pre, during & post-conference activity
  • Inclusion within all PR and Outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to photographs and video of the conference
  • Virtual exhibition stand – to allow connectivity to hybrid/virtual event users

Breakfast Partner

£2,000+VAT

A package to enable mass brand awareness and visibility during the busiest periods of the day. Becoming a partner would ensure branding is at the forefront of the breakfast period area along with additional marketing benefits including an exhibition stand and inclusion within all marketing material. Benefits include:

  • Prime branding in the physical breakfast area space for the duration of breakfast
  • 3 x pull-up banners in the refreshments area
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • Five delegate passes for the event
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to five people per year
  • Print media branding: A half-page advertisement in the conference programme
  • Digital media branding – your logo appears prominently at the top of the event website, reminders and promotional emails for each event (subscriber list size: 80,000), and across social media platforms
  • Chairman’s ‘thank you’ in the closing speech
  • Inclusion within all PR and Outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to photographs and video of the conference
  • Virtual exhibition stand – to allow connectivity to hybrid/virtual event users

Lunch Partner

£2,000+VAT

A package to enable mass brand awareness and visibility during the busiest periods of the day. Becoming a partner would ensure branding is at the forefront of the lunch period area along with additional marketing benefits including an exhibition stand and inclusion within all marketing material. Benefits include:

  • Prime branding in the physical lunch area space for the duration of breakfast
  • 3 x pull-up banners in the refreshments area
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • Five delegate passes for the event
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to five people per year
  • Print media branding: A half-page advertisement in the conference programme
  • Digital media branding – your logo appears prominently at the top of the event website, reminders and promotional emails for each event (subscriber list size: 80,000), and across social media platforms
  • Chairman’s ‘thank you’ in the closing speech
  • Inclusion within all PR and Outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to photographs and video of the conference
  • Virtual exhibition stand – to allow connectivity to hybrid/virtual event users

Email Partner

£2,000+VAT

A package to enable excellent brand exposure before the event – with your logo appearing on all weekly emails sent out to prominent the events, above the fold in a prominent location. Benefits include:

  • Your company logo will be prominently displayed on all emails sent to promote the conference with delegates, before and after the conference
  • Positioned as the ‘Email Partner’ in all branding
  • 3x1m2 stand space in the exhibition area
  • 4 x delegate passes for the conference
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to five people per year
  • Access to the Speakers’ VIP Green Room
  • Your logo will be displayed on the conference website, and all documents and promotional content relating to the event
  • 1 x full A5 page advert in the conference programme
  • Access to photographs and video of the conference
  • Virtual exhibition stand – to allow connectivity to hybrid/virtual event users

Registration Partner

£2,000+VAT

Sponsorship of the registration area – the delegate entry point to the conference. Benefits include:

  • Branding on the sign-in iPads at check-out where all delegates sign-in
  • 2 x pull-up banners in the registration area
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • Five delegate passes for the event
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to five people per year
  • Programme advert: Half page advert in the official event programme
  • Digital media branding – your logo appears prominently at the top of the event website, reminders and promotional emails for each event (subscriber list size: 80,000), and across social media platforms
  • Chairman’s ‘thank you’ in the closing speech
  • Inclusion within all PR and Outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to photographs and video of the conference
  • Virtual exhibition stand – to allow connectivity to hybrid/virtual event users

Exhibitor Package

£1,500+VAT

If you’re looking for access to the event and a space to hold meetings and showcase your services, our Exhibitor Partner package is perfect. There is no limit to the exhibition space enabling you to simply drive brand awareness through a standard exhibition package or bring excitement to the room with the ability to take exhibition space to stand out from the crowd. Benefits include:

  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • 4 x delegate passes
  • Digital media branding – your logo appears prominently at the top of the event website, reminders and promotional emails for each event (subscriber list size: 80,000), and across social media platforms
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to four people per year
  • Chairman’s ‘thank you’ in the closing speech
  • Inclusion within outreach and press release
  • Photo & Video Library: access to professional photographs and video of the event
  • Virtual exhibition stand – to allow connectivity to hybrid/virtual event users

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Exhibitor Partner

Exhibitor Partner

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Become a Partner

If you’re interested in any of the packages above or if you’re interested in finding out additional information then contact us on:

0113 390 4700

opportunities@built-environment-networking.com

08:15-09:30 Doors Open & Networking

Enjoy some networking time with those also attending the conference and visit the exhibitors.

09:30-09:40 Conference Welcome

Built Environment Networking; Phil Laycock, Director

09:40-10:00 Day One Review and Day Two Preview with Arcadis

Delegates are welcomed to the event with a day one review and day two preview from our event partner Arcadis.

 Arcadis; James Halse, Account Director

Arcadis; Richard Jones, Senior Technical Director

10:00-11:00 Session One: The Green Agenda – Building Zero Carbon Garden Villages and Towns

With sustainability the buzz word on every developer’s lips, the creation of new places is a key way to pursue clean growth. This session introduces future development plans for Garden Villages who are putting zero carbon at the top of their agenda.

Chair: Urban Silence; Martina Juvara, Director

Exeter City Council; Richard Marsh, Project Director

The Land Trust; Euan Hall, Chief Executive

Harlow and Gilston Garden Town; Naisha Polaine, Director

West Carclaze Garden Village; Dorian Beresford, Chief Development Officer

11:00-11:30 Break & Networking

During the break period you’re able to move around the event to connect with delegates and meet our event exhibitors.

11:30-12:30 Session Two: Commuter Towns or Self Sufficient Places; What Are The Key Ingredients of Developing a World Class Garden Community?; Sponsored by Arcadis

With the advent of the fifteen minute city a debate rages as to whether Garden Villages should be a place where commercial development is welcomed and jobs are created or whether they are the ideal conurbation to support business and economic growth in close-by cities. This panel brings together developers who are taking different approaches to the aforementioned to talk about their plans.

Chair: Arcadis; James Halse, Account Director

Welborne Garden Village; Fiona Gray, Project Director

Langarth Garden Village; Phil Mason, Strategic Director of Economic Growth and Development

Countryside; Andrew Taylor, Group Planning Director

Carlisle City Council; Jane Meek, Corporate Director for Economic Development

12:30-13:15 Lunch & Networking

A lunch break will enable delegates to connect with each other, meet the exhibitors and enjoy a break from the event proceedings. 

13:15-14:30 Session Three: Garden Villages and New Towns Opportunities of the Future: What’s next and where will they be delivered?; Sponsored by Stantec

A group of Garden Village developers come together to visualise future ambitions of the sector, discuss what key priorities for the next 12 months should be and talk about how the industry can underpin placemaking strategies across the country.

Chair: Stantec; Keith Mitchell, Regional Director: Infrastructure

Cyber Central Community; Tim Atkins, Managing Director of Place and Growth

UK Regeneration; Jackie Sadek, Chief Operating Officer

Manydown; Andrew Reynolds, Project Director

Changing Cities; Joanna Chambers, Director

14:30-14:35 Conference Summary

DAC Beachcroft; Crispin Tomlinson, Head of Residential

14:35-15:00 Conference Close

House of Lords – Matthew Taylor, Baron Taylor of Goss Moor

Lord Matthew Taylor has advised successive governments on planning and housing policy for over a decade. In 2006-8 he conducted the Government rural planning review “Living Working Countryside’, which laid many of the foundations for the NPPF and Neighbourhood Planning. In 2011-12 he led the Government review creating the National Planning Practice Guidance suite. In 2015 he developed his ‘Garden Village’ proposal, adopted as national policy at the March 2016 Budget as the Garden Communities programme. He currently advises both public and private sector clients on a significant number of major new ‘garden community’ projects, focusing on new settlements but also sustainable urban extensions and urban renewal project – always based on mixed use, sustainability, community building.  He has also chaired the St.Austell Eco-Town Strategic Board since 2010, one of the three original Eco-Towns (now Carclaze Garden Village) in development. Former chair of the National Housing Federation and President of the National Association of Local Councils, Matthew is an Honorary Member of the RTPI, Visiting Professor of Planning at Plymouth University, and Senior Visiting Fellow at Cambridge University’s School of Planning

Homes England – Fionnuala Lennon, Head of Garden Communities

Fion provides strategic leadership for the government’s programme to support delivery of large-scale garden community projects across England. With an ambition of 300,000 new homes per year nationwide, Garden Villages are high priority growth vehicles which will go some way to helping meet these targets.

 

Homes England Fionnuala Lennon

Homes England – Paul Kitson, Executive Director for Markets, Partners and Places

Tasked with delivering 1 million new homes across the Estuary by 2050, Homes England are actively working with several delivery partners across the 18 local authorities and the GLA. Paul joins the event to give a big picture update on key site progress and to discuss how they fit into the drive to create healthier, smarter, more sustainable communities.

Paul Kitson Homes England

Portsmouth City Council – Natascha McIntyre-Hall, Assistant Director, Strategic Developments

Natascha is heading up the team behind the impressive £1bn, 4000 home community of Lennox Point in Portsmouth. More than simply a place to live, their eco conscious approach to delivery will see the creation of a major marine employment hub creating thousands of jobs and will be underpinned by a “car free” approach. She joins the conference to talk about bringing their vision to life and what she is looking for from built environment organisations in regards to collaboration in the coming years as well as revealing plans for the city centre regeneration of Portsmouth.

Cyber Central Garden Village – Tim Atkins, Managing Director of Place and Growth

One of the masterminds behind the 3000 home Cyber Central Garden Village and business park project, Tim will join the session to talk about the challenges and opportunities that face his team as they aim to deliver two million square feet of office space alongside a major residential areaGolden Valley- as it is to be called upon completion- recently finished its public consultation stage and are now working with a number of developers to kick start development on site.

Buckland Development Ltd – Fiona Gray, Project Director for Welborne Garden Village

Buckland Developments are the Master Developer of Welborne in Hampshire.  The project is unique in many ways with a legacy vision to deliver homes, employment, infrastructure, green space and more for a sustainable new community in the region.  2021 will be pivotal to turning their vision, created over the last decade, into reality. The development will include 6000 homes, a multitude of local amenities set against the backdrop of a green, leafy environment.

Grosvenor – Rupert Biggin, Senior Project Manager

Rupert is a qualified project manager and chartered civil engineer with over 15 years of design, planning and delivery experience both internationally and across the UK. He is a Senior Project Manager in Grosvenor’s Strategic Land team working on the promotion of new communities across South East England, currently acting as the Project Manager for two Garden Villages in Oxfordshire and Essex.

As lead on the Salt Cross Garden Village scheme in Oxfordshire, Rupert and the team at Grosvenor are promising to deliver a 21st Century Town featuring 2200 homes and 57000 sqm of employment space with a net biodiversity gain due to 40% of the site remaining undeveloped and 4 hectares of new woodland being planted. He will also talk about their innovative approach to community engagement.

 

Otterpool Park – Julia Wallace, Senior Project Manager

Otterpool Park is planned to be home of 10,000 new homes, five primary schools and create 9000 new jobs across a 30 year delivery period in Kent. As one of the first announced Garden Towns included in MHCLG’s Garden Communities roll out, Julia is one of the sector’s lead voices at the head of one of its most advanced projects.

Countryside Properties – Andrew Taylor, Group Planning Director

Countryside are the master developers behind a host of UK wide major housing schemes, new towns and Garden Villages and are one of the most qualified audiences to share thought leadership and insight into the sector as part of their event. Flagship forthcoming schemes include Bourn Airfield Garden Village in South Cambridgeshire which will see the realisation of 3500 new homes with the planned start date of 2023. Andrew joins the event to talk about a host of their forthcoming projects and the complexity faced in getting them to delivery stage.

Harlow and Gilston Garden Town – Naisha Polaine, Director

As the second biggest spatial growth area in the South East of England with over 16,000 new homes set to be built across four main sites with Harlow at its centre. Aside from housing the vision includes the relocation of a hospital, several schools and a complete integrated active travel transport plan making the project one of the greenest in the UK. Naisha joins us to detail the mammoth but exciting task ahead for her and the team.

Naisha Polaine

West Carclaze Garden Village – Dorian Beresford, Chief Development Officer

With ambitions to deliver the UK’s most sustainable Garden Village on a 500 acre site at the heart of Cornwall’s Clay Country, Orascom Development Holdings are an international developer with experience of delivering major new town schemes in Egypt, Montenegro, Switzerland and Oman. Dorian and his team are creating a place that encourages residents to be green together while helping the UK on their push for Net Zero by 2050.

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils – Nicky Wyer, Didcot Garden Town Team Leader

Didcot Garden Town will deliver 15,000 new homes via a delivery plan that is spread over 60 phases of differing projects. Included in the masterplan will be a new train station and active travel routes connecting the development. With a unique approach to consultation via their “Residents Sounding Board”, Nicky joins the event to talk at depth about timelines for delivery and their lifecycle approach.

Avanton – Omer Weinberger, Chief Executive

With a £480m development pipeline across London, Avanton specialise in large scale urban residential regeneration. Their two flagship schemes are the £250m 1.8 hectare Urban Village project in Richmond which will deliver 1152 new homes and a sports complex alongside a £230m development on the former SGN Gasholders site which comprises of 750 homes and over 50,000 sq ft of light industrial commercial space. Omer leads a team of property innovators who are experienced in transforming places and joins the conference to showcase their thought leadership and best practice.

Halsnead Garden Village – Laura Bailey, Development Lead

Set to be Merseyside’s largest ever housing development, Halsnead Garden Village was awarded official Garden Village status in 2017 and recently took some big steps forward by receiving planning permission. Comprising of 1600 homes and a new school, the site will also feature a large scale warehouse development creating 1000 new jobs. Laura joins the event to talk about their plans for delivery and the wider regeneration agenda in Knowsley.

Letchworth Garden City – David Ames, Executive Director of Stewardship and Development

Letchworth Garden City was the world’s first ever garden community development and has acted as a model example as to what can be achieved with the right planning, consultation and delivery by transforming a previously underinvested area of Hertfordshire into a vibrant, modern place to live and work. With a 20 year development programme, David joins us to talk about his learnings since 2011 and how the site will continue to evolve until full completion in 2031. This includes the next phase of development- LG3- which is currently in consultation phase.

Changing Cities – Joanna Chambers, Director

Changing Cities is an independent Planning and Development Company based in London which focuses on master planning, urban regeneration and stakeholder engagement. With a particular focus on imagining future place, Joanna joins the event to give some case studies on the future of the garden village sector.

Cornwall Council – Phil Mason, Strategic Director of Economic Growth and Development

Fresh from submitting the planning application for the creation of 3500 different types of new homes, 200 specialised later life living developments, 50 residential units for key workers as well as a raft of community and leisure facilities which includes the “Stadium for Cornwall”, Langarth Garden Town is broken down into six distinctive neighbourhoods. Phil joins the conference to talk about the many hurdles ahead in making their project a reality and how he is turning to built environment experts to help bring forward this major scheme in the coming years.

 

UK Regeneration – Jackie Sadek, Chief Operating Officer

UK Regeneration are planning to develop a 1,500 home “garden community” with associated facilities including primary school and shops on land near Biggleswade, Bedfordshire. The multi-year project received planning permission late last year and Jackie will discuss progress on the 970-acre project, which has land for over 5,000 homes to be developed in the long term and an estimated project value of £359 million.

Urban Silence – Martina Juvara, Director

Urban Silence are engaged in a plethora of major placemaking developments and are notable for their sector acclaim and thought leadership in relation to their work on the Harlow and Gilston Town Neighbourhood Plan which many say is a model that should be adopted nationally for consultation and planning processes in the future. Martina joins the session to give some thought leadership perspective on approaches to planning.

Summix Capital – Greg Mitchell, Executive Planning Director

Greg is an Executive Planning Director at Summix. He has over 35 years’ experience in town and country planning, principally within the private sector and development industry. He has extensive expertise in the planning and implementation of new settlements and strategic scale development in Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Milton Keynes and the West Midlands region. Summix are actively promoting new settlements, based on Garden Communities principles, through the development plan process in Worcestershire, Oxfordshire and Solihull. The largest is in the South Worcestershire Development Plan where Summix have the majority land interest in a proposed allocation for 10,000 dwellings in the emerging Regulation 19 Plan.

Carlisle City Council – Jane Meek, Corporate Director for Economic Development

Jane joins the event to talk about the £450m Borderlands Inclusive Growth deal and the extensive regeneration projects that it will unlock across Cumbria and the Scottish Borders. Ranging from a host of schemes aimed at supporting industry to the need to support delivery of more high-quality homes, she will go into depth about timelines for delivery and how Carlisle might look in the next 10 years.

Shaptor Capital – Marco Nardini, Managing Director

Shaptor Capital have announced plans for a new 1750 home Garden Village between Faversham and Canterbury that presents some unique and interesting infrastructure related challenges. Marco joins the event to share details of the project and also talk about their wider organisational expansion plans.

Infrastructure Projects Authority – Karl Fitzgerald, Director of Housing and Regeneration

Karl is a Project Director and Commercial Advisor in the government’s Infrastructure and Projects Authority. He is a chartered civil engineer with over 25 years’ experience in infrastructure planning and masterplanning for large-scale development projects, and spans consultancy and the public sector.

Karl reports to Cabinet Office and HM Treasury, and  advises government departments on successful delivery of major government infrastructure programmes such as the Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF), the Oxford to Cambridge Arc portfolio and Freeports. Previously at Homes England, Karl led the technical specialist team for the Advisory Team for Large Applications (ATLAS). There, he acted as an advisor to a range of public and private sector stakeholders, engaged in the planning and development of large-scale mixed-use developments, and new communities. He was also responsible for technical direction to major initiatives such as the new settlement at Northstowe, and the Hospital Sites Programme for the Homes and Communities Agency.

Transport for New Homes – Jenny Raggett, Director

Transport for New Homes have been working with a number of developers and local authorities to push for more active travel solutions to be included in large scale housing developments. As part of the event, Jenny will share some positive examples at where Garden Villages are getting it right while also exploring what future transport and infrastructure challenges and opportunities are emerging.

Urban and Civic – Adam Pratt, Development Director

As one of the UK’s leading Master Developers Urban&Civic’s 11 strategic sites, with 6 in delivery, have the potential to deliver 50,000+ homes. Their latest project is a joint venture with Hertfordshire County Council to deliver a £500m urban extension including 3,300 homes together with commercial uses and associated infrastructure, including new schools and a country park. They are also currently finalising the planning prior to the delivery of a 794 acre new community at Manydown, on the western edge of Basingstoke. Adam is responsible for the acquisition and early stewardship of new projects within U&C’s growing portfolio of strategic development sites.

Hill Group – Matt Tunley, Head of Strategic Land

In partnership with L&Q Estate, Hill Group are proposing the delivery of the 8500 new home Westley Village project in Cambridgeshire. Set on 1350 acre farmland, the area represents a huge opportunity for economic growth. The JV is hoping to include the site in the next local plan and Matt will talk in depth about the challenges and opportunities facing his team to make this scheme a reality.

Manydown – Andrew Reynolds, Project Director

Manydown will be a thriving new community of up to 3,520 new homes, two new primary schools, land for a new secondary school plus a new 250 acre country park near Basingstoke. The new garden community is set to be delivered in a unique partnership between Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council and Hampshire County Council, as landowners, and Urban&Civic, supported by the Wellcome Trust. Andrew will be on hand to give more details on the latest phases of this massive scheme for the region.

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DAC Beachcroft – Lucy Walsh, Head of Strategic Land

More information to follow.

Exeter City Council – Richard Marsh, Project Director

Exeter City Council have massive plans for a new garden city. Named Liveable Exeter, approximately 12,000 homes will form part of the garden city over 9 key sites to be developed over the next 20 years. Richard will give more details on the exciting plans for Liveable Exeter which the council believes is key to driving growth and delivering their ambitions to be a sustainable city and a world leader in addressing the social, economic and environmental challenges of climate change and urbanization.

Stantec – Keith Mitchell, Regional Director: Infrastructure

Keith joined Stantec (formerly PBA) in 1984, was invited into partnership in 1994, and was elected chairman of PBA in 2010, with responsibility for the strategic development of the Practice. Keith’s professional experience encompasses a range of national infrastructure and infrastructure planning projects, transport led development and growth strategy projects, and town centre and urban regeneration schemes in the UK, Europe and Australia.

Keith has also worked with a wide range of professional bodies, together with local and central government to influence thinking about development and infrastructure planning. He has acted as Chairman of the Transport Planning Society in 2001, was Chairman of the Transport Planning Skills Initiative between 2002 and 2004, the TPP Professional Standards Committee between 2008 and 2010, and was Board Chairman of the National Infrastructure Planning Association from 2010 until 2015.

In recent years, Keith led the NIPA Insights research programme which focused on the effective delivery of major infrastructure, worked with the British Property Federation and Revo to identify a new approach to reinvigorating town centres; worked with Highways England on their drafting of Planning for the Future – its guide to working with HE on planning matters; worked with the CIHT to develop its Better Planning, Better Transport, Better Places Guidance, and with RTPI on its research into the complexities of infrastructure planning in the UK.

Arcadis – James Halse, Account Director

More information to follow.

Built Environment Networking – Amanda Griffiths, Director

Amanda is one of the Co-Founder’s of Built Environment Networking – formed almost 10 years ago.

She’ll be hosting a number of the sessions throughout the day, running the days proceedings and managing the interaction between our virtual delegates and the speakers.

Maidstone Borough Council – William Cornall, Director of Regeneration and Place

A fresh masterplan is in the works for the exciting Heathlands Garden Village scheme in Kent which will see 4000 new homes, new schools and a new road link to connect the project up to the A20, built over the course of 20 years. The timing of this conference couldn’t be better for William and his team who will deliver some interesting insights into how they intend to deliver the project and the complexities surrounding it.

The Land Trust – Euan Hall, Chief Executive

The Land Trust is a charity that is committed to the long-term sustainable management of open space for community benefits – and they’re planning a crucial role in pushing forward this agenda across garden communties and the creation of new towns and villages. Euan will share the trusts vision to improve the quality of people’s lives by creating sustainable, high quality green spaces that deliver environmental, social and economic benefits.

 

CEG – Jon Allen, Head of Strategic Development South

CEG are the master developer delivering one of the government’s first official garden villages at Dunton Hills in Essex. The development will consist of 4000 new homes and community facilities, shops and business space. Jon will talk in depth about the development timeline and also touch on the concepts behind the scheme.

 

 

Built Environment Networking – Fahmida Nisa, Online Event Manager

Nisa is a research, marketing and content specialist at Built Environment Networking. She will be hosting a number of the sessions throughout the day, running the day’s proceedings and managing the interaction between our virtual delegates and the speakers.

DAC Beachcroft – Christopher Stanwell, Partner

Christopher is a Planning and Environmental Lawyer in our London Office. Christopher leads our national Planning team and is a member of the Real Estate Executive. He specialises in advising for both private and public sector clients on a wide range of planning, compulsory purchase, highways and public law matters, with a particular emphasis on mixed-use regeneration, housing, retail, and infrastructure projects. Christopher also has extensive judicial review experience, which includes hearings in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.

DAC Beachcroft – Crispin Tomlinson, Partner

Crispin has broad experience in residential and commercial development, specialising in the house building industry. He advises housebuilders on the drafting and negotiation of large and complex acquisition/site assembly agreements, sale and development agreements, option agreements, sales to housing associations, conditional contracts and collaboration agreements.

CLS Risk Solutions – Michael Grimwood, Business Development Manager UK

CLS are an innovative insurance MGA in the UK & Europe. They are insurance veterans, unlocking real estate developments & transaction with the use of Data & Capacity Strength. Their tools increase the bankability of an asset and protect those known and unknown legal and planning risks at every stage of the property life cycle.

 

Arcadis – Richard Jones, Senior Technical Director

Richard has over 24 years’ experience working with public and private sector in delivering large scale development in the UK and internationally. He is a Director at Arcadis and leads the Development Led Infrastructure Group supporting the delivery of viable, deliverable infrastructure solutions that can unlock regeneration and development.

We can’t wait to welcome you back to our physical face-to-face conferences – but we understand that safety will also be paramount and therefore to put you at ease we wanted to confirm some of the steps we’re putting in place to ensure we minimise any risk. The situation surrounding Covid-19 is ever changing however here’s an overview of steps and procedures we’ve put in place.

Condition of Entry

Delegates will have to show proof of their Covid status upon entry either in form of both vaccinations (first and second dose) or a negative NHS lateral flow test.

You will be asked to demonstrate this through showing an NHS Covid Pass – which can be gained by downloading the NHS App onto your smartphone. You can also download and show an offline version or print a copy of your status and show the printed version.

If you haven’t had both vaccine doses we advise that all delegates take an NHS Lateral Flow Test 48-hours before the event – you can order them directly to your address here.

If you were to report a positive test result before the event we expect that you would follow the correct Government guidelines. All of our physical events will be held virtually so you’ll be able to join the event or alternatively exchange your ticket to a future event.

Mask Wearing

The wearing of masks at our physical events will not be mandatory.

Social Distancing

There will not be a requirement for social distancing however we will have introduced a number of things at the event to help minimise risk.

Hand Sanitiser

Hand sanitiser will be installed in certain areas at the event.

Reception & Lanyards

The reception and check-in process has been simplified to reduce touch-points with step by step signs confirming the process on arrival. You will simply utilise an iPad to check-in which will print a badge off for you, before you get to choose a lanyard of choice.

Green – you’re happy to shake hands and have social contact, Orange – you’re happy to network but be more cautious and observe space, Red – you want to reduce social contact and networking as much as possible.

Other Safety Information

Depending on the venue we may also have sign-age for certain rights of way and doors may be left open to leave less touch-points across the venue including on doors/toilets.

We will have designated areas for drinks/rubbish to ensure these aren’t left around the venue, and all lunch will be provided in pre-prepared bags.

Hybrid Events

To ensure those who are uncertain about attending physical events can still gain access you will have the option of purchasing a physical or virtual ticket. The virtual ticket will enable you to view the event sessions, ask questions to the speakers, and private message/request video calls with those attendees who’re at the event physically.

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Details

Start Date:
Wednesday, 6th October 2021

Start Time:
0800hrs

End Date:
Thursday, 7th October 2021

End Time:
1500hrs

Venue

Kensington Town Hall
Hornton St, London W8 7NX, UK

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