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High Streets and Town Centres Development Conference; In association with Lambert Smith Hampton

Wednesday, 22nd September 2021 0800hrs – 1615hrs

1 Wimpole Street, Westminster, London, W1G 0AE

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 Covid-19 crisis has 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:

  • Hear about the £1bn transformation of Dudley
  • £850m investment from Future High Streets Fund
  • The future of the MHCLG High Street Taskforce
  • APPG for Town Centre’s future campaign plans
  • £442m WMCA supported metro extension
  • Dudley College £23m proposed project
  • Dudley Regeneration’s £82m mixed use project
  • Ellandi’s £50m ambition for Dudley Leisure District 
  • £50m of new schemes in North East Lincolnshire
  • Centre for Cities pandemic recovery report
  • Rivingtonhark’s £750m+ high street masterplan
  • £350m investment for Stockton-on-Tees town centre
  • 12 new development schemes in Swindon & Wiltshire
  • Dudley Council’s Plans for £43m of Towns Fund
  • A £28m Very Light Rail National Innovation Centre
  • Ellandi’s £130m Galleries Shopping Centre project

Speakers for this event include:

08:00-08:50 Event Open & Networking

The event will begin with an hour of networking with delegates and professionals who’re all interested in the development and transformation of high streets and town centres.

08:50-09:00 Conference Introduction and How to Make The Most of a Hybrid Event

Built Environment Networking; Phil Laycock, Director

09:00-09:10 Conference Welcome and Keynote Address

Delegates are welcomed to the event with an opening keynote from our Conference Partner, Lambert Smith Hampton.

Lambert Smith Hampton; Dr Steven Norris, National Head of Planning, Development & Regeneration

09:10-09:25 Keynote Address

The conference will kickstart with an opening keynote setting the tone for the conversation to come from The All Party Parliamentary Group for Town Centres.

The All Party Parliamentary Group for Town Centres; Stephen Hammond MP, Chair

09:25-10:30 Session One: How Do We Use The Post Pandemic Landscape to Reimagine, Redesign and Deliver Revitalised High Streets?; Sponsored by Callison RTKL

Policy influencers, regional decision makers and a group of the UK’s specialist high street regenerators come together to share ideas on pushing ahead with reinventing high streets and town centres.

Chair: Callison RTKL; Federica Buricco, Associate, Planning and Urban Design

RivingtonHark; Mark Williams, Executive Director

The All Party Parliamentary Group for Town Centres; Stephen Hammond MP, Chair

Centre for Cities; Paul Swinney, Director of Policy and Research

Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government; Baroness Judith Blake, Shadow Spokesperson for Housing, Communities and Local Government

Kingston First; Kirsten Henly, Chief Executive

10:30-10:55 Break & Networking
10:55-11:00 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

11:00-11:45 Session Two: North East Lincolnshire – Grimsby, Cleethorpes and Immingham – The UK’s Largest High Street and Town Centre Investment Deal

North East Lincolnshire is at the epicentre of a lot of investment and regeneration and the council have identified five priority sites that will be brought forward over the coming 18 months. As part of this high level session, the local authority team come together with the town’s most prominent investors to unveil details of future projects.

Chair: Built Environment Networking; Lexie Dean, Event Host

North East Lincolnshire Council; Damien Jaines-White, Assistant Director of Regeneration

North East Lincolnshire Council; Clive Tritton, Strategic Regeneration Advisor

Arup; Richard de Cani, Director and Global Planning Leader

11:45-12:30 Session Three: Delivering Stockton’s Town Centre Vision; Sponsored by Lambert Smith Hampton

Join Stockton Borough Council and their development partners for an exclusive look at how they’re disrupting the high street regeneration sector

Chair: Lambert Smith Hampton; Bláthnaid Duffy, Director – Planning, Development and Regeneration

Stockton on Tees Borough Council; Richard McGuckin, Town Centre Development Director

Hilton Hotels; Graham Dodd, Managing Director of Development

Ambassador Theatre Group; Stuart Beeby, Operations Director

Stockton on Tees Borough Council; Jennifer Tomlin, Communications Officer

12:30-13:15 Lunch & Networking
13:15-14:00 Session Four: Are Permitted Development Rights the Building Blocks to Regenerate and Rescue the High Street?; Sponsored by Lambert Smith Hampton

Changes across the high-street have accelerated drastically throughout the pandemic, with policy changes and behavioural shifts alongside the reduced footfall from Covid creating the perfect storm for change. This session will delve into the changes, both positive and the challenges, to discuss what it means for the future high street.

Chair: Lambert Smith Hampton; Bláthnaid Duffy, Director – Planning, Development and Regeneration

CLS Risk Solutions; Chris Gwynn, Lead Underwriter

Totum Finance; Piragash Sivanesan, Founder

Swindon Borough Council; David Dewart, Head of Strategic Place

14:00-14:30 Break & Networking
14:30-15:15 Session Five: The £100m+ Transformation of Swindon

In a concerted effort to reimagine their image, Swindon Borough Council are working with private sector stakeholders to deliver over £100m worth of development projects in the next 18 months to make their town centre a vibrant hub of economic activity all year round. This session brings the local authority together with their development partners to unveil details of each scheme.

Chair: Hemingway Design; Wayne Hemingway, Co-Founder

Swindon Borough Council; Sam Rackham, Town Centre Regeneration Project Director

Swindon and Wiltshire LEP; Shahina Johnson MBE, Technical Advisor for Digital and Placeshaping

Swindon Borough Council; Liz Sheppard, Commercial Lead

Swindon Borough Council; Councillor Gary Sumner, Cabinet Member for Strategic Infrastructure, Transport & Planning

Swindon Borough Council; Karen Phimister, Swindon Heritage Zone Project Officer

15:15-16:00 Session Six: The £1bn Regeneration of Dudley Town Centre

With a litany of multi-million pound projects being driven forward by local stakeholders in Dudley, a team of developers and the local authority come together to unveil their masterplan, timelines for delivery and opportunities for collaboration while also giving a peek behind the curtain into the rationale behind their plans

Chair: (Available to Sponsor)

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council; Helen Martin, Chief Officer of Regeneration and Enterprise

Ellandi; Mark Robinson, Property Director and Co-Founder and Chair of MHCLG High Streets Task Force

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council; Bill Kirk, Chief Executive, New Heritage Regeneration

Dudley College; Neil Thomas, Chief Executive

16:00-16:15 Conference Summary and Close

This unique conference will bring together the construction industry to drive economic growth through development and regeneration across high streets. 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 High Streets and Town Centres 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 within high streets.

Package Exhibition Stand Chair/ Speaking Opportunity Tickets VIP Backstage Access Cost (+VAT)
Corporate Partner Yes Yes 15 Yes £7,500 Sold Out
Session One: How Do We Use The Post Pandemic Landscape to Reimagine, Redesign and Deliver Renewed High Streets? Yes Yes 10 Yes £5,000 Sold Out
Session Two: North East Lincolnshire – The UK’s Largest High Street and Town Centre Investment Deal Yes Yes 10 Yes £5,000 View Details
Session Three: Delivering Stockton’s Town Centre Vision Yes Yes 10 Yes £5,000 Sold Out
Session Four: Are Permitted Development Rights the Building Blocks to Regenerate and Rescue the High Street? Yes Yes 10 Yes £5,000 Sold Out
Session Five: The £100m+ Transformation of Swindon Yes Yes 10 Yes £5,000 View Details
Session Six: The £1bn Regeneration of Dudley Town Centre Yes Yes 10 Yes £5,000 View Details
Best Practice Presentation Partner Yes Yes 7 Yes £3,000 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 £1,750 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 high streets and the whole built environment industry.

Corporate Partner

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
  • 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

Session One Partner: How Do We Use The Post Pandemic Landscape to Reimagine, Redesign and Deliver Revitalised High Streets?

Session Three Partner: Delivering Stockton’s Town Centre Vision

Session Four Partner: Are Permitted Development Rights the Building Blocks to Regenerate and Rescue the High Street?

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

Pre Conference Dinner

DAC Beachcroft

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

£1,750+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

Exhibitor Partner

Exhibitor Partner

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

Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government – Baroness Judith Blake, Leader Shadow Spokesperson for Housing, Communities and Local Government

As a servant to the people of Leeds for over two decades and as its council leader for 6 years, Baroness Blake was part of the team that oversaw the transformation and modernisation of the city. Now a member of the House of Lords, she is holding the government to account on all policy matters related to MHCLG and has a particular interest in turbo-charging investment in UK wide high streets and town centres. Judith joins the event to talk about cross-party collaboration to ensure money reaches the places that are in most need of support following the devastating effects of the pandemic.

Hilton Hotels – Graham Dodd, Managing Director of Development

Hilton currently have more than 145 hotels in the UK at present with plans at various stages to build and operate dozens more; often seen as a catalyst for economic growth their site in Stockton is a lynchpin and starting point for a the transformative town centre regeneration ambitions and Graham will join the panel to talk about their ongoing role in the borough as well as their wider UK high street rejuvenation role.

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council – Helen Martin, Chief Officer of Regeneration and Enterprise

With over £1bn set to be spent on capital schemes lead by the council and their partner developers in the coming ten years, Helen is at the forefront of plans to deliver a world class place. As part of this conference she leads our audience through details for each project, prospective future sites for regeneration and how the built environment can get involved in delivering economic change for the region.

The All Party Parliamentary Group for Town Centres – Stephen Hammond MP, Chair

The All Party Parliamentary Group for Town Centres is one of the most active in parliament and has seen interest magnify as the crisis facing high streets intensifies. Stephen will join the event to talk about the diligent work he and his fellow executive members are doing to lobby for investment across the country while also talking to our audience about how to engage with his team.

Lambert Smith Hampton – Bláthnaid Duffy, Director – Planning, Development and Regeneration

Bláthnaid is a Director within Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH)’s Regeneration and Town Centre team. She has a particular interest in consumer markets and how they influence town centres and wider policy making. She has over 18 years’ experience advising local authorities across the UK on the regeneration of their respective town centres, through evidence-based policy advice and town centre strategies. As well as this, she also advises the private sector on a wide range of planning applications for retail, leisure, and mixed use schemes. Bláthnaid has represented numerous local authorities, such as Eastleigh Borough Council, Elmbridge Borough Council, and Tendring Borough Council, on town centre planning matters, at both planning inquiries and local plan examinations.

Stockton on Tees Borough Council – Richard McGuckin, Town Centre Development Director

Using the £21m allocated via the Future High Streets Fund and £20m from the Tees Valley Combined Authority, Stockton Town centre is about to undergo radical change which they hope will include large scale demolition from late 2022 onwards followed by the construction of Riverside Park in time for opening in 2025. Richard and his most trusted developers join the conference to talk through the plans and tell our audience how they can get involved.

Kingston First – Kirsten Henly, Chief Executive

As the UK’s first ever business improvement district, the Kingston BID team are well versed in collaborating with built environment organisations and the public sector to rethink citizen interaction with town centres. Kirsten joins the event to talk about changing trends on High Streets and how permitted development rights might help her team accelerate some of their plans.

Swindon Borough Council – Samuel Rackham, Town Centre Development Project Manager

Swindon Borough Council are one of the figureheads of major regeneration and development within the Thames Valley region. The council looks to improve on existing infrastructure and further develop the town centre within the next five years. The borough is undergoing a multitude of projects ranging from the £25 million redevelopment of Fleming Way Bus Boulevard to Kimmerfields mixed-use business district regeneration with up to 60,000 square metres of new office space, a new bus interchange and 450 homes.

Swindon and Wiltshire LEP – Shahina Johnson MBE, Technical Advisor for Digital and Placeshaping

Swindon and Wiltshire LEP are playing an active part in attracting developers to the region and are an integral part to not only unlocking development across 12 key sites but also playing a role on futureproofing any regeneration by promoting the digital places agenda. Shahina joins the Swindon and Wiltshire delegation to detail her role in designing the future of “place” in the region.

North East Lincolnshire Council – Damien Jaines-White, Assistant Director of Regeneration

North East Lincolnshire Council have recently been the recipient of £50m of funding from the Future High Streets Fund and the Towns Fund which will be the catalyst for a multitude of development. With plans afoot for major housing growth in Grimsby Town Centre via partnership with some of the UK’s biggest BtR investors and developers and ongoing conversations to create a world class leisure destination at an unnamed site in the borough, Damien leads the delegation to unveil the council’s exciting plans.

Swindon Borough Council – Liz Sheppard, Commercial Lead

More information to follow.

Hemingway Design – Wayne Hemingway, Co-Founder

Wayne has particular expertise in overcoming negative perceptions of places, internally and externally, through community led urban design , place-making, events strategies and meanwhile uses.  Other than his BSc degrees in Geography and Town Planning, Wayne spent several years on Design Council Trustee Board and on the Design Council CABE Committee. Wayne received an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list of 2006 for services to design. In addition, Wayne is a Professor at Northumbria University and has Doctorates / Fellowships at Leeds Beckett, University of Stafford, Lancaster University, Regents University London, Blackburn and University of Cumbria. Wayne and the HemingwayDesign team are in their third decade of urban design which encompasses town centre visioning, masterplanning, coastal regeneration and affordable housing. Our urban design team work closely with the HemingwayDesign place making and place branding teams, with place brand projects completed in Berwick-upon-Tweed, York, Crewe, Bognor Regis, Southend, and more in the works. All of these projects come down to one thing – listening to people, bringing communities together, defining a shared vision and then making it happen.

Stockton on Tees Borough Council – Jennifer Tomlin, Communications Officer

More information to follow.

Centre for Cities – Paul Swinney, Director of Policy and Research

As Director of Policy and Research, Paul oversees the research programme and strategy of the Centre. He has published on a wide range of subjects relating to city economies, including the development of UK cities over time, the role that city centres play in the national economy and the trading relationships UK cities have with the rest of the world.

Paul is a regular regional and national media commentator, including print, radio and TV, and speaks at conferences across the UK on subjects relating to the performance of city economies.

Callison RTKL – Federica Buricco, Associate, Planning and Urban Design

Federica’s expertise is within mixed-use masterplanning and urban design regeneration projects, with over 13 years’ experience in the design and management of large-scale residential, commercial and hotel developments and has worked in the UK, Italy and Switzerland. Federica’s portfolio of work includes urban design projects in the UK, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.

Ellandi – Mark Robinson, Property Director and Co-Founder of Ellandi and Chair of MHCLG High Streets Task Force

Mark is a high-profile leader in the worlds of retail property and placemaking, a position recognised with his appointment to lead the governments High Street Task Force in July 2020; following his role as Revo President in 2019.

Over nearly three decades Mark has worked in all aspects of the industry as an advisor, investor/developer and occupier.  In 2008 he co-founded Ellandi, a business currently undertaking over 30 projects in the UK with a value in excess of £1.5bn.

In 2016 Ellandi won Property Entrepreneurs of the Year at the Property Awards and were shortlisted for the Retail Property Company of the Year award by Estates Gazette.  Most recently Ellandi won the inaugural Estates Gazette Rewire award recognizing our commitment to leading diversity and inclusivity in the built environment industry.

Mark is a passionate advocate of the role of community in repurposing and shaping the purpose of our future places in response to the challenges and opportunities presented by the current market.

Swindon Borough Council – David Dewart, Head of Strategic Place

More information to follow.

Swindon Borough Council – Karen Phimister, Swindon Heritage Zone Project Officer

More information to follow.

Swindon Borough Council – Councillor Gary Sumner, Cabinet Member for Strategic Infrastructure, Transport & Planning

More information to follow.

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council – Bill Kirk, Chief Executive, New Heritage Regeneration

Dudley Regeneration Company are the drivers of the £1bn Dudley Town Centre vision which will be delivered in phases over the next decade. Recent announcements include funding approval for a £442m extension of the West Midlands Metro and a council lead £82m mixed use project bringing apartments, student accommodation and leisure to the area. Bill will talk about this and also compliment Dudley Council’s update on its multimillion pound Brierley Hill overhaul.

Totum Finance – Piragash Sivanesan, Founder

More information to follow.

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.

North East Lincolnshire Council – Clive Tritton, Strategic Regeneration Advisor

As part of the team advising on how to use the £50m gained from the Towns Fund and the Future High Streets fund to unlock wider regeneration across Grimsby, Cleethorpes and Immingham. Clive is an important link between the council and potential investors and developers; he will deliver exclusive intel on the work they will be doing over the next 10 years.

Arup – Richard de Cani, Director and Global Planning Leader

Richard is working with the senior team at North East Lincolnshire council to re-imagine the town centres of Grimsby, Cleethorpes and Immingham and joins the panel to give an overview of masterplan ideas which are being discussed at the moment.

Dudley College – Neil Thomas, Chief Executive

The £23m Black Country and Marches Institute of Technology will have a strong focus on higher level technical programmes in: advanced manufacturing, modern methods of construction, medical engineering and healthcare, to meet the regional demand for skills in these sectors. The new employer-led Institute brings together the training offer of Dudley College of Technology in collaboration with key partners including University of Wolverhampton, University of Worcester, In-Comm Training Services Limited and Avensys UK Limited, allowing a wide offer of non-traditional progression routes to degree level programmes that will allow learners to study whilst in work. Neil will talk about this project and series of other exciting developments that are in the pipeline.

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.

Ambassador Theatre Group – Stuart Beeby, Operations Director

With new sites being developed in Stockton and Swansea and a number of other UK locations in their sites, Ambassador are experts at delivering world class performance venues which have hosted some of the biggest names across theatre, comedy and music. In the North East they are investing and redeveloping The Globe theatre on Stockton High Street which will be one of the instruments for creating destination within the town centre. Stuart joins the event to detail their future growth plans and talk about how integral Ambassador are to Stockton.

RivingtonHark – Mark Williams, Executive Director

As master developers behind the reimagination of Newcastle City centre, Rivingtonhark are working to regenerate Northumberland Street with a new £50m vision. Plans include an overhaul of well known Eldon Square shopping centre and pedestrianising the area to create a cultural quarter for events, dining and leisure activity. Mark joins the event to give an expert insight into key consideration to be made for placemaking in the North East in 2022.

Lambert Smith Hampton – Dr Steven Norris, National Head of Planning, Development & Regeneration

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 many 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).

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.

Tickets

Tickets are not currently available for this event.

Details

Date:
Wednesday, 22nd September 2021

Time:
0800hrs – 1615hrs

Venue

1 Wimpole Street
1 Wimpole Street, Wimpole Street, London W1G 0AE, UK

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https://1wimpolestreet.co.uk/


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