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High Streets and Town Centres Investment and Development Conference; Sponsored by Lambert Smith Hampton

Thursday, 6th October 2022 0800hrs – 1630hrs

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

The UK’s high streets and town centres are under immense pressure; changing shopping habits, the advent of online and the trend of hyperlocal mean local authorities are facing increasing challenges to maintain their position as the epicentre of economic activity. The event will showcase redeveloping over £10 billion worth of high street and town centres regeneration.

Some of those attending the event to discuss and hear more about overcoming the challenges and grasping opportunities include:

The Covid-19 crisis laid bare the problems facing an ever-evolving retail sector and the population’s social habits, which means stakeholders are having to adapt their places to meet the demands of local people, businesses and visitors. This high level event brings together councils, developers, major investors and built environment experts to share insights and market intelligence about projects that spin out of the £830m Future High Streets Fund and the £3.6bn Towns Fund.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Legal and General’s £4bn West Midlands regen
  • £2.6bn Shared Prosperity Fund High Street Impact
  • Muse’s £2.5bn+ pipeline of upcoming projects
  • Wolverhampton’s £1bn City Centre vision
  • Capital & Centric invests £115m in city regen
  • Milligan’s £750m Swansea redevelopment
  • £650m York Central development
  • Sheffield’s 20-year £470m transformation plans
  • Queensberry’s £250m Kirklees Masterplan
  • BRC- retail to reach NetZero by 2040
  • URW’s Coppermaker Square development
  • BCP Future Places 19 regeneration sites
  • Bruntwood’s £200m Pall Mall Development
  • AEW’s £96m high street investment
  • Lincoln City Council’s £24m city regeneration
  • £20m Nuneaton Town Centre phase one
  • U+I multi-billion-pound, multi-city pipeline
  • Homes England “Build Back Better High Streets” plan
  • Milligan’s 10 new town centre sites
  • Schroders sustainable real estate investment
  • 1m sq ft new commercial dev in North Yorks’
  • Mission Street’s £100m Oxford project
  • Wakefield council’s £80m town regeneration.
  • And much more…

Speakers include:

This unique conference will bring together the construction industry to drive economic growth through development and regeneration within High Streets and Town Centres. 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 300+ delegates face to face
  • Be part of the inaugural High Streets and Town Centres Investment and 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 High Streets and Town Centres 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 across the UK’s high streets and town centres.

Package Exhibition Stand Chair/ Speaking Opportunity Tickets VIP Backstage Access Cost (+VAT)
Corporate Partner Yes Yes 15 Yes £8,250 Sold Out
Session One Partner: Analysing the Health of the High Street for 2023 and Beyond Yes Yes 10 Yes £5,500 Sold Out
Session Two Partner: Retail vs Repurpose – Tackling the Challenge of Disused Space Yes Yes 10 Yes £5,500 Sold Out
Session Three Partner: Investment and Delivery – Unlocking Funding and Realising Projects Yes Yes 10 Yes £5,500 Sold Out
Session Four Partner: The Net Zero Challenge – Making High Streets Fit for Purpose Yes Yes 10 Yes £5,500 Sold Out
Session Five Partner: The High Street as a Home Yes Yes 10 Yes £5,500 View Details
Session Six Partner: How to Deliver World Class High Streets – Major Investment and Development Plans Yes Yes 10 Yes £5,500 View Details
Best Practice Presentation Partner Yes Yes 7 Yes £3,250 Sold Out
Pre Conference Dinner Partner 2 Yes £2,750 Sold Out
Private Roundtable Partner Yes 5 Yes £2,750 View Details
Speaker Table Partner Yes 5 Yes £2,750 View Details
Programme Partner Yes 5 £2,250 View Details
Breakfast Partner Yes 5 £2,250 View Details
Lunch Partner Yes 5 £2,250 View Details
Email Partner Yes 5 £2,250 View Details
Registration Partner Yes 5 £2,250 View Details
Exhibitor Packages Yes 4 £1,750 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 high streets and town centres.

Corporate Partner

Session Partner

£5,500+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
  • Option to do a five minute introduction to the panel OR thought leaders presentation
  • 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 briefings
  • Direct access before and after the sessions to the speakers and panellists; an excellent opportunity to establish rapport and build commercially rewarding relationships
  • Positioned as as ‘Conference Session Partner’ in all branding
  • Additional pull-up stand on stage during your conference session
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • Ten delegate passes for the conference
  • 50% off tickets to the VIP Speakers’ dinner which takes place the day before or the 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
  • Your logo will be displayed on the conference page of the website
  • Your logo will be on all documents related to the conference – emails etc.
  • One full page digital 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 branding – logo and blurb on the event website for delegates watching online

Session One Partner: Analysing the Health of the High Street for 2023 and Beyond

Session Two Partner: Retail vs Repurpose – Tackling the Challenge of Disused Space

Session Three Partner: Investment and Delivery – Unlocking Funding and Realising Projects

Session Four Partner: The Net Zero Challenge – Making High Streets Fit for Purpose

Best Practice Presentation Partner

Pre Conference Dinner Partner

Private Roundtable Partner

£2,750+VAT

Take the discussion into a more private setting – with a hireable room at the event enabling you to create a roundtable discussion for up to 45-minutes. We’ll work with you to invite your target clients, plus your own attendees, to create an in-event experience that helps you forge new commercially rewards connections. Benefits include:

  • Hire a private room at the event venue for 45-minutes – for circa 10-15 attendees
  • Ten invitations directly through ourselves to event delegates to request their attendance at the roundtable (no guarantee provided on attendance)
  • Pull-up banners and marketing literature allowed within the private room during the period of your roundtable
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • Four delegate passes to the conference– which you can use for your staff or invited clients who you may also want to take part in the roundtable discussion
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to five people per year
  • Your logo will be displayed on the conference page of the website
  • Your logo will be on all documents related to the conference – emails etc.
  • One half page digital 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 branding – logo and blurb on the event website for delegates watching online

Speaker Table Partner

£2,750+VAT

Become the official partner of the Speakers’ Table – where our high-level event speakers will congregate throughout the day. Benefits include:

  • VIP access to enable you to join the speaker table/room
  • Build one-to-one relationships with key decision makers and work givers
  • Marketing collateral can be placed on the speaker table
  • Two pull-up banners around the Speaker Table area
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • Five delegate passes for the conference
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to five people per year
  • Your logo will be displayed on the conference page of the website
  • Your logo will be on all documents related to the conference – emails etc.
  • One half page digital 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 branding – logo and blurb on the event website for delegates watching online

Programme Partner

£2,250+VAT

Prominent branding on the front of our conference programme. 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
  • Positioned as ‘Conference Programme Partner’ in all branding
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • Five delegate passes for the event
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to five people per year
  • Your logo will be displayed on the conference page of the website
  • Your logo will be on all documents related to the conference – emails etc.
  • One full page digital 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 branding – logo and blurb on the event website for delegates watching online

Breakfast Partner

£2,250+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 with three pull-up stands
  • Positioned as ‘Conference Breakfast Partner’ in all branding
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • Five delegate passes for the conference
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to five people per year
  • Your logo will be displayed on the conference page of the website
  • Your logo will be on all documents related to the conference – emails etc.
  • One half page digital 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 branding – logo and blurb on the event website for delegates watching online

Lunch Partner

£2,250+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 lunch with three pull-up stands
  • Positioned as ‘Conference Lunch Partner’ in all branding
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • Five delegate passes for the conference
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to five people per year
  • Your logo will be displayed on the conference page of the website
  • Your logo will be on all documents related to the conference – emails etc.
  • One half page digital 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 branding – logo and blurb on the event website for delegates watching online

Email Partner

£2,250+VAT

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

  • Prime Branding on the emails sent to promote the conference sent to circa 80,000 contacts
  • Positioned as ‘Conference Email Partner’ in all branding
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • Five delegate passes for the conference
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to five people per year
  • Your logo will be displayed on the conference page of the website
  • Your logo will be on all documents related to the conference – emails etc.
  • One half page digital 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 branding – logo and blurb on the event website for delegates watching online

Registration Partner

£2,250+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 with a table cloth and two pull up stands (provided by you)
  • Positioned as ‘Conference Registration Partner’ in all branding
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • Five delegate passes for the event
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to five people per year
  • Your logo will be displayed on the conference page of the website
  • Your logo will be on all documents related to the conference – emails etc.
  • One half page digital 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 branding – logo and blurb on the event website for delegates watching online

Exhibitor Package

£1,750+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
  • Four delegate passes for the event
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to four people per year
  • Your logo will be displayed on the conference page of the website
  • Your logo will be on all documents related to the conference – emails etc.
  • 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 branding – logo and blurb on the event website for delegates watching online

Exhibitor Partner

Exhibitor Partner

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

We’re set to have a plethora of expert names joining us for four excellent panel discussions.

Homes England – Peter Denton, Chief Executive

Homes England are a major proponent of the government’s £3bn “Build Back Better High Streets” strategy and as a major partner in the English Cities Fund are making a £200m commitment to rejuvenating Salford and St Helens in the North of England. They have entered into strategic partnership with Greater Manchester Combined Authority and the Association of South Essex Local Authorities to place housing at the centre of any regeneration strategy. Peter’s team have also provided a £100m infrastructure loan to partners in Enfield as they seek to deliver London’s first new town centre in 50 years. Peter joins the conference to talk about what other schemes he envisages Homes England pioneering to reimagine the high street.

Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities – Joanna Averley, Chief Planner

One of the architects behind the “Levelling Up White Paper”, Joanna’s team is prioritising creating a modernised and effective planning system that empowers communities to support, and local authorities to deliver, the beautiful, environmentally friendly development. As part of the event, she will set out details on how her brief marries up with national town centre and high street planning priorities.

Ellandi and High Streets Task Force – Mark Robinson, Co-Founder of Ellandi and Chair of DLUHC High Streets Task Force

Mark is passionate about using town centres to create the UK’s most sustainable and inclusive communities and as Co-Founder of Ellandi and Chair of the High Streets Task Force he has emerged as the leading private sector development voice on sharpening the built environment industry’s mind around how net zero targets are going to challenge high streets re-imagination. With a £50m investment into transforming Merry Hill in West Midlands by 2025, they also own 23 shopping centres across the country and are constantly striving to create sustainable property. Mark is also leading on the Task Force’s “Routemap to Transformation” which includes guidelines for making vital and viable multifunctional hubs, unlocking growth through public and private sector collaboration and delivering change through landscape.

Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities – Lucy Wilkin, Deputy Director, Regeneration and Urban Policy

Lucy is at the forefront of the department’s “Build Back Better High Streets” strategy, Lucy and her team are working with government to unlock national potential around city centres and urban spaces. With vast sums of money being distributed from centre, initiatives such as the £2.6bn shared prosperity fund which encourages communities to make creative, ambitious choices as they level up and take charge of their destinies. Lucy joins the conference to detail upcoming ideas for supporting high street rejuvenation while documenting forthcoming policy changes.

Capital & Centric – Tim Heatley, Co Founder

Capital & Centric is renowned for social impact property developing- with over £500 million invested in commercial, residential and mixed-use developments. Following the £55 million plan to transform Farnworth town centre and a further £60 million regeneration of the urban quarter in Stoke- Tim Heatley the Co-Founder of Capital & Centric will be joining the session to provide intel in to regeneration of the high street, the evolution of  place making and the strategies to regenerate the high street.

Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities – Carina Schneider, National Policy Lead for High Streets and Urban Centres

Carina is responsible for working with the High Streets Task Force and town centre stakeholders to activate enabling policies aimed at supporting sustainable investment and regeneration on the high street. Her work centres around creating tangible outcomes for places based on six capitals- physical (infrastructure, machines, housing), human (skills, health, experience of workforce), intangible (innovation, ideas, patents) financial (resource and investment), social (community strength and input) and institutional (local leadership, capacity and capability). She joins the event to connect all the aforementioned ingredients and detail the perfect storm for high street renewal.

U+I – Robert Sloper, Development Director

U+I are working alongside Cambridge City Council, Anglian Water and Town to regenerate the 48 acre ‘Core Site’. Over 5,000 homes will be developed, with 3,000 more on adjacent land and 500,000 sq ft of office/lab and employment space. The £3bn GDV project is currently going through public consultation with a planning application expected to be submitted in spring 2024.

Bruntwood Works – Andrea George, Director of Town Centres and Consumer Brands

Town centre regeneration is at the forefront of post-pandemic revitalisation – companies such as Bruntwood Works are one of the largest property providers in the UK, rejuvenating the high street by creating low carbon retail and leisure spaces. Successfully rejuvenating the city centres with developments such as the multi-million-pound Stamford Quarter Regeneration and recently announcing £200 million Pall Mall, Manchester regeneration. Andrea George – Director of Town Centres & Consumer Brands will be joining us to discuss retail transformation, major developments, the implications for our high streets and the future of town centres.

Lambert Smith Hampton – Dr Steve Norris, National Head of Planning, Regeneration + Infrastructure

Steve is the National Head of Planning, Development & Regeneration (PDR) at Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH).  He has almost 30 years’ experience advising the public and private sectors on the planning, development and regeneration of towns, shopping centres and complex sites/buildings across the UK.  Over the years he has prepared much evidence-based visions, strategies and plans for centres – underpinned by wide-ranging engagement and consultation – to help inform plan-making, unlock funds, and deliver new commercially viable and sustainable development and regeneration projects.  For example, he has recently prepared bids and Town Investment Plans (TIPs) for the Future High Street and Town Deal Funds to help deliver key regeneration and infrastructure projects; ranging from new healthcare, education and youth facilities in centres, to improvements to station gateways and digital connectivity.  Steve has also recently been appointed as an expert adviser to the UK Government’s High Street Task Force and is an active member of Revo and the Association of Town & City Management (ATCM).

Urban Development Partnerships – Julie Pears, Co-Founder

The Urban Development Partnership are pioneers in economic, social and environmental frameworks and driving inclusive and with an emphasis on public sector JV partnering to secure sustainable retail and communities for the past three decades. The co-founding partner of Urban Development Partnership -Julie Pears a chartered surveyor, has over 30 years’ experience in the property industry. She will be joining the session to provide perspective on the city centre investments, the challenges of delivery, levelling up and town centre regeneration.

BCP Future Places – Cllr Philip Broadhead, Chairman

Formed in late 2021, BCP Future Places is a regeneration company designed to bring forward schemes for BCP Council. In addition to his role as Chairman, Philip serves as Deputy Leader of BCP Council and the Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Economic Growth and Strategic Planning. He is passionate about innovative and sustainable placemaking, thanks to his professional background encompassing over 15 years’ experience in the property and development sectors. Their first scheme is set to be the redevelopment of former council offices and it has 18 other sites in the pipeline. Philip joins the event to detail the journey his organisation are about to undertake.

Stoke-on-Trent City Council – Cllr Abi Brown, Leader

Cllr Brown has successfully led Stoke-on-Trent Council to securing the most levelling up funding of any town or city across the UK, receiving £56m to unlock a range of city centre development and infrastructure projects. She pledges to bring forward two major sites over the coming two years. Firstly, the 7.2-acre Etruscan Square Site which will be home to 285 residential units, a 3500-capacity arena and 82,000 sq. ft of commercial space and a large multi storey car park. Secondly, in a JV with Capital and Centric the council are revitalising the disused Goods Yard, providing high quality residential options for the city’s burgeoning talent. Abi joins the conference to talk about their journey on these projects and more coming forward.

Queensberry – Paul Sargent, Chief Executive

Masters at delivering town centre regeneration, Queensberry are a highly sought-after development partner for local authorities across the UK. Their latest scheme is the £250m Kirklees Cultural Heart which will create an inclusive space where families, residents and visitors can enjoy a vibrant mix of music, arts and food in one central area, overlooking a stunning new urban park. A brand new multi-purpose conference and event venue for 2000 people and a vibrant new food hall that will celebrate local and independent traders and provide a new hub for social dining. They are also involved in the £20m, 15 year re-thinking of Nuneaton Town Centre in the West Midlands which will bring affordable housing onto the high street and several new mixed use assets. Paul joins the event to impart his extensive knowledge of reviving urban centres and detail future Queensberry ambitions.

Wakefield Council – Jane Brown, Service Director for Regeneration and Economic Growth

Wakefield Council is investing millions in major repurposing and revitalising the city. With £80 million masterplan to transform transport, regeneration, digital infrastructure, connectivity, skills and culture. Jane Brown will be joining us on the session to discuss current plans for town centre redevelopment, strategies to accelerate placemaking and the challenges of town development.

Mission Street – Artem Korolev, Founder and CEO

Mission Street have a £100m plan to redevelop the DFS and Carpetright site on Botley Road in Oxford as they aim to bring science and research focused property onto the high street. The aim of the scheme is to get “science on show” and integrate it into placemaking while also supporting growth of economy. Artem joins the event to discuss specifics and how this might factor into further projects of similarity in the future.

Schroders Real Estate – Charlotte Jacques, Head of Sustainability and Impact Investment Real Estate

As striving towards a more sustainable planet becomes the norm, this is reflecting in the built environment, corporate and developing investment sustainability. Companies such as Schroders Real Estate are global investment managers with expertise in sustainable investment and £731.6 billion in current wealth and investment.  Charlotte Jacques – Head of Sustainability and Impact Investment Real Estate will be joining the session to discuss sustainable investment, ESG and the challenges and impact of sustainable investments on city centres real estate.

RivingtonHark – Mark Williams, Executive Director

Rivingtonhark recently acquired the 625,000 sq ft Victoria Leeds and harbour plans to bring greater animation and place creation by investing in the £120m asset. Mark and his team are national leaders in regeneration with over a billion pounds worth of schemes taking place across the UK. He joins the event to talk about their entrance to the West Yorkshire market and their wider UK plans.

City of York Council – Tracey Carter, Director of Housing, Economy and Regeneration

York Central is the UK’s largest city centre brownfield land development lead by City of York Council and it’s JV partners Network Rail and Homes England. In Q3 2022 the team are looking for a development partner with plans to deliver 2500 new homes, 1m sq feet of commercial space and improvements to the land surrounded the train station. Tracey joins the conference to lay out full details of the project, timelines for delivery and collaboration opportunities while also unpicking the complexity and impact of what her team are trying to deliver.

British Retail Consortium – Tom Ironside, Director, Business and Regulation

The British retail consortium is the trade association for UK retail businesses, tackling issues like inclusion, diversity and climate change. Aiming to deliver NetZero in supply chain and retail property by 2040 on the high street. Tom Ironside – Director will be joining us to discuss retail transformation and post pandemic implications for our high streets and other commercial locations, Meeting customer requirements and policies to support positive change.

AEW – Rachel McIsaac, Managing Director

AEW is one of the UK’s largest retail asset managers, with 37 major properties in its portfolio – evaluating their high street retail portfolio at over £24 million. They are investing heavily in town centres, recently acquiring £87 million shopping centre £9 million Harris arcade and are planning a major regeneration for many other retail locations across the UK. Rachel will discuss their continued commitment to redeveloping the high street, future developments and challenges of developing the future highstreets.

City of Wolverhampton Council – Richard Lawrence, Director of Regeneration

Richard leads the council’s major regeneration team who are aiming to deliver £1bn worth of renewal and improvements to the city centre. This includes the £100m Springfield Campus scheme, the £20m learning quarter project that will see a new college campus developed on the site of a former nightclub and one million square feet of commercial office space. The council also aim to bring 2000 new homes into the city centre with three sites identified for growth at The Brewers Yard, Canalside and the Royal. Richard joins us to talk through their masterplan and detail how the levelling up grant is going to enable this work and much more.

Richard Lawrence Wolverhampton Council

Lincoln City Council – Kate Ellis, Major Development Director

Lincoln City Council is set to reach new heights with £24 million in Levelling Up funding to regenerate and renovate the city centre. Recently securing £1.7 million in funding though the high street heritage fund to develop community, cultural and architectural programmes.  Kate Ellis will be joining the session to discuss the to discuss the revitalisation of Lincoln city centre and the strategies to re-establish heritage on the high street.

Legal & General – Pete Gladwell, Group Social Impact & Investment Director

Legal and General have financed over £30bn worth of regeneration across UK town centres and in May 2022 at UKREIIF, they announced a £4bn investment into the West Midlands. The agreement with the West Midlands Combined Authority includes new commercial developments, the agreement envisages a major contribution by L&G into climate-friendly projects, local communities and social and affordable housing, including build-to-sell and build-to-rent – providing high-quality homes across the range of tenures. As experts in partnering with the public sector, Pete and his team are working on a number of ESG centric high street investment schemes and joins the event to share expertise in delivery.

Pete Gladwell Legal General

Shoosmiths – Kirsty Black, Partner

Kirsty is a partner in Shoosmiths’ real estate disputes team and specialises in all aspects of contentious property advice. Kirsty is particularly recognised for her work in the retail and leisure sector, advising numerous high street retailers, developers and investor landlords on their property portfolios, and has a keen interest in the future of the high street.

Muse Developments – Michael Orr, Development Director

As one of the UK’s leading placemaking focused developers, Muse are delivering a multitude of city centre focused projects. As part of the English Cities Fund they are spearheading the £2.5bn Salford Crescent Masterplan, a 20 year reimagining of St Helens in the North West and in partnership with the Greater London Authority to deliver high street housing in Canning Town. They are also leading the One City Park project in Bradford which will go hand in hand with their forthcoming hosting of City of Culture in 2025. Michael joins the event to talk about all their projects and a wider ambition to support high street and town centre rejuvenation across the UK.

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield – Sukkanya Siva, Residential Development Director

As owners of over 60 major retail and leisure assets globally – developing projects such as their £670 million Cherry Park Masterplans, bringing new vision to Croydon’s Village Outlet which has stood empty for three years. Also announcing the upcoming Coppermaker Square development – building 1,225 new built-to-rent units due to open in January 2023 adjacent to Westfield Stratford City. Sukkanya will be joining the conference to discuss the upcoming Coppermaker Square development and URW’s wider regeneration strategy.

Milligan – Stuart Harris, Chief Operating Officer

After a turbulent couple of years on the high streets are slowly coming back to life, through development of homes, spaces to work and becoming the hub of competitive socialisation.  Developers such as Milligan are innovators in city revitalisation, creating inclusive placemaking and heading the development of over 10 new city centre developments. They have recently announced £750 million Swansea redevelopment project- a joint venture with Urban Splash which develops housing, hospitality and civic spaces. Stuart Harris – Chief Executive officer will be joining us to provide perspective on revitalizing our city centres, challenges of the high street and the evolution of retail spaces.

Savills – Tom Whittington, Director, Commercial Research

Tom specialises in store location strategies, consumer and catchment analysis, retail turnover modelling, shopping patterns and trends, development strategies and Geographical Information Systems. Through his development of retail performance models and predictive analytics, Tom has assisted retail and leisure landlords, developers, investors and retailers for 16 years. His analysis has clear implications on development and Investment strategies, asset management, planning, and leasing.

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.

Sheffield City Council – Councillor Mazher Iqbal, Co-Chair Transport, Regeneration and Climate Policy Committee

Sheffield city centre is going through £470 million of transformation – The Heart of the City scheme aims to develop new bars, restaurants, shops, and thousands of new homes in efforts to build healthier, more sustainably resilient city for generations to come. The city centre vision aims to provide inclusive spaces, retail and transport – CLLR Mazher will be joining us to discuss the future of the high street, sustainable infrastructure and the evolution of the city centres.

Mott MacDonald – Stuart Croucher, Technical Director, Urban Design

More information to follow.

Maybe* – Polly Barnfield OBE, Chief Executive Officer and Founder

Maybe* collects the social media data on 3.9m businesses  across the UK turns it into tools and training are used by over 25,000 businesses to improve the way they connect with their customers.

Shoosmiths – Darren Cleveland, Senior Business Development Manager

More information to follow.

08:00-09:00 Breakfast & Networking
09:00-09:15 Keynote Speech

A high-level guest sets out aims and objectives of the conference by framing the debate.

09:15-10:15 Session One: Analysing the Health of the High Street for 2023 and Beyond; Sponsored by Mott MacDonald

Delegates are joined by policy makers, master planners and innovators to take the temperature of the most prominent challenges and opportunities facing High Streets and Town Centres as local authorities grapple with the delivery phase of their projects.

Chair: Mott MacDonald; Stuart Croucher, Technical Director, Urban Design

U+I; Robert Sloper, Development Director

Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities; Lucy Wilkin, Deputy Director, Regeneration and Urban Policy

British Retail Consortium; Tom Ironside, Director, Business and Regulation

City of York Council; Tracey Carter, Director of Housing, Economy and Regeneration

BCP Future Places; Cllr Philip Broadhead, Chairman

10:15-10:45 Break & Networking

Build commercially rewarding connections during the break – with refreshments included.

10:45-11:00 Best Practice Presentation; Sponsored by Maybe*

Data has been analysed on over 3.9m UK businesses. It reveals that whilst 79.1% of consumers spend over seven hours a week on social media, only 19% of businesses post on a monthly basis. The findings are all relevant to the Government’s Levelling Up objectives with respect to restoring a sense of community and  local Pride in Place.

Maybe*; Polly Barnfield OBE, Chief Executive Officer and Founder

11:00-11:45 Session Two: Retail vs Repurpose – Tackling the Challenge of Disused Space; Sponsored by Shoosmiths

In consultation with Councils, landlords and developers, Shoosmiths recently published a report titled; “a platform for places, reviving town centres by changing how communities access property”

This session will discuss the report and focus on the 5 recommendations made in the report and on the panel we have retailers, developers and local authorities who will share their experiences of change, explore emerging new ways to revitalise retail units and derelict parts of town centres.

Chair: Shoosmiths; Kirsty Black, Partner

RivingtonHark; Mark Williams, Executive Director

Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities; Carina Schneider, National Policy Lead for High Streets and Urban Centres

Milligan; Stuart Harris, Chief Operating Officer

AEW; Rachel McIsaac, Managing Director

Mission Street; Artem Korolev, Founder and CEO

11:45-11:50 Break
11:50-12:30 Session Three: Investment and Delivery – Unlocking Funding and Realising Projects; Sponsored by Lambert Smith Hampton

With billions of pounds allocated to towns and cities as part of the Future High Streets Fund, Towns Fund, Levelling Up Fund and the Shared Prosperity Fund, this session explores how this money and investment from the private sector can combine to ensure the delivery of any regeneration ambition that was originally proposed.

Chair: Lambert Smith Hampton; Dr Steve Norris, National Head of Planning, Regeneration + Infrastructure

Stoke-on-Trent City Council; Cllr Abi Brown, Leader

Legal & General; Pete Gladwell, Group Social Impact and Investment Director

Urban Development Partnerships; Julie Pears, Co-Founder

12:30-13:15 Lunch and Networking

Build commercially rewarding connections during the lunch break – with refreshments and food provided.

13:15-14:00 Session Four: The Net Zero Challenge – Making High Streets Fit for Purpose; Sponsored by Savills

By 2030, over 90% of high street retail property will be not fit to lease as the UK accelerates its journey to Net Zero- the equivalent of over 1.5 billion square feet. This session sounds the alarm and lays down the challenge facing the property sector and explores burgeoning ways to avert a major stumbling block to town centre regeneration.

Chair: Savills; Tom Whittington, Director, Commercial Research

High Streets Task Force and Ellandi; Mark Robinson, Co-Founder of Ellandi and Chair of DLUHC High Streets Task Force

Schroders Real Estate; Charlotte Jacques, Head of Sustainability and Impact Investment Real Estate

Sheffield City Council; Councillor Mazher Iqbal, Co-Chair Transport, Regeneration and Climate Policy Committee

14:00-14:15 Break & Networking

Build commercially rewarding connections during the break.

14:15-15:15 Session Five: The High Street as a Home

This session explores the concept of using residential schemes as a catalyst for reimagining the high street. Would a residential offer increase spend? What is being done to improve transport and infrastructure requirements? How can the high street be used as a catalyst for creating more inclusive places? A group of experts from across the development sector present their projects and ideas.

Chair: (Available to Sponsor)

Lincoln City Council; Kate Ellis, Major Development Director

Capital & Centric; Tim Heatley, Co Founder

Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities; Joanna Averley, Chief Planner

Homes England; Peter Denton, Chief Executive

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield; Sukkanya Siva, Residential Development Director

15:15-15:30 Break & Networking

Build commercially rewarding connections during the break.

15:30-16:30 Session Six: How to Deliver World Class High Streets- Major Investment and Development Plans

This session brings together the most prolific and successful developers and investors to unveil and update delegates on their most prominent high street and town centre projects that are taking place across the UK.

Chair: (Available to Sponsor)

Bruntwood Works; Andrea George, Director of Town Centres & Consumer Brands

Muse Developments; Michael Orr, Development Director

City of Wolverhampton Council; Richard Lawrence, Director of Regeneration

Wakefield Council; Jane Brown, Service Director for Regeneration and Economic Growth

Queensberry; Paul Sargent, Chief Executive

16:30 Conference Summary and Close

Taking place the night before the High Streets and Town Centres Investment and Development Conference, we will be hosting an experience like no other, bringing together the event speakers, selected guests and the exclusive dinner sponsor.

The dinner will take place in a private dining setting at Holiday Inn Kensington (Horton Street, London) between 18:00-21:00 the night before the event (Wednesday 5th October).

The evening includes a three-course meal and drinks with an inclusive menu to suit all, in addition to hours of excellent networking opportunities alongside key influencers and leaders in the sector.

Benefits of attending the dinner in addition to the conference include:

  • Targeted networking – the attendees will primarily be our event speakers, ensuring quality networking with the key decision makers
  • Quality networking – ensure you’re not rushed when speaking to potential clients, this event gives you hours of time in a relaxed environment where a true relationship can be built
  • Be ahead of your competitors – they will be at the conference the next day, so guarantee you’re ahead of the competition by forming relationships with key clients the night before the event, you’ll be on first name terms the following day
  • Share knowledge and thought leadership – stand out from the crowd by adding your voice to the table discussion as we ask several key questions on how the sector can overcome challenges and grasp opportunities

Dinner attendees include:

  • Arcadis; Tim Preston, Director, Local Government
  • Arcadis; Nick Kealey, Technical Director
  • AEW UK; Rachel Mcisaac, Managing Director- Head of UK Asset Management
  • Benoy; Jacob Perkins, Head of Client Development
  • Ellandi; Mark Robinson, Co-Founder
  • Bruntwood; Andrea George, Director of Town Centres & Consumer Brands
  • Lambert Smith Hampton; Dr Steven Norris, National Head of Planning, Regeneration + Infrastructure
  • Legal & General; Pete Gladwell, Global Social Impact and Investment Director
  • City of Lincoln Council; Kate Ellis, Major Development Director
  • Milligan ; Stuart Harris, Chief Operating Officer
  • City of York Council; Tracey Carter, Director of Housing, Economy and Regeneration
  • Mott MacDonald; Oliver Steele, Cities Studio Leader
  • Portland Design Ibrahim Ibrahim, Managing Director
  • Bruntwood; Hannah Rockcliffe, Marketing Director
  • Queensberry Real Estate; Paul Sargent, Chief Executive
  • RivingtonHark; Mark Williams, Executive Director
  • Schroders; Charlotte Jacques, Head of Sustainability and Impact Investment Real Estate
  • Shoosmiths; Darren Cleveland, Senior Business Development Manager
  • Shoosmiths; Kirsty Black, Partner

Those attending the dinner must also be attending the conference the following day – you can register below or contact opportunities@built-environment-networking.com for more information. Sponsorship opportunities are also available on the ‘Become a Partner’ tab above.

Adur and Worthing Councils
AEW
Appetite Me
Arcadis
Architecture Initiative
ARUP
ASDA
Ashford Borough Council
B&M McHugh
Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council
Bath and North East Somerset Council
BCP Council
Belfast City Council
Benoy
Bevan Brittan
Blaby District Council
Blackpool Council
Blackstock
Bolton Council
Boston Borough Council
Brighton and Hove City Council
Browne Jacobson
Bruntwood
Buckinghamshire County Council
Built Environment Networking
CADA Design
CallisonRTKL
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority
Capital & Centric
Carlisle City Council
Carter Jonas
Central Bedfordshire Council
Charnwood Borough Council
Chelmsford City Council
Cheltenham Borough Council
Cheshire East Council
City of Bradford Council
City of Lincoln Council
City of Wolverhampton Council
City of York Council
Clare County Council
Coda Studios
Coventry City Council
Coverdale Barclay
Croydon Council
DAC Beachcroft
Dartford Borough Council
Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
Doncaster Council
Dover District Council
East Lindsey District Council
Ellandi
Estama
Fareham Borough Council
Fusion Project Management
GCW
Glasgow City Council
GT3 Architects
Guildford Borough Council
Harlow Council
Historic England
HLM Architects
Homes England
Horsham District Council
Huntingdonshire Council
Hydrock
Ipswich Borough Council
JH Consulting Architects
John Arkwright and Co
JTP Architects
Lambert Smith Hampton
Legal and General
Lewes and Eastbourne Councils
Liverpool City Council
London Borough of Haringey
Longford County Council
Loop
Marketing Cheltenham
Marshalls Building Products
Maybe*
Middlesbrough Council
Milligan
Mills and Reeve
Mission Street
Mott MacDonald
Muse Developments
MX Underwriting
Newark and Sherwood District Council
Newcastle Under Lyme Borough Council
Newforma
North East Lincolnshire Council
North Kesteven District Council
Nottinghamshire County Council
Openreach
Oxfordshire County Council
Pagabo
Paguro
Perth & Kinross Council
PfP Capital
Pinnacle Power
Placefirst
Plymouth City Council
Portland Design
PwC
Queensberry
Recap Investors
Richmondshire District Council
Ridge and Partners
RivingtonHark
Roxburgh Asset Management
Rugby Borough Council
Savills
Schneider Electric
Schroders
Selby District Council
Sevenoaks District Council
Sheffield City Council
Shoosmiths
Shop Our Turf
Slough Borough Council
Somerset West and Taunton Council
South Cambridgeshire District Council
Southwark Council
Spelthorpe Borough Council
Stephen George + Partners
Stoke-on-Trent City Council
Sypro
Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council
Test Valley Borough Council
The Credo Group
The Good Economy
Thirteen Group
Thurrock Council
Trowers and Hamlins
Turley
U+I Group
Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield
Urban Development Partnerships
Wakefield Council
Wallingford Town Council
West Berkshire Council
West Northamptonshire Council
Williams Gallagher
Woldon Architects
Womble Bond Dickinson
Woods Hardwick

Tickets

Physical Event Ticket: High Streets and Town Centres Investment and Development Conference 2022 £199.00

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Physical Event Ticket and VIP Speakers Dinner: High Streets and Town Centres Investment and Development Conference 2022 The dinner takes place the evening before this event – with all event speakers invited to be involved. £349.00

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Details

Date:
Thursday, 6th October 2022

Time:
0800hrs – 1630hrs

Cost:
£99 – £349

Venue

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

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