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North East Development Conference

Wednesday, 1st March 2023 0800hrs – 1615hrs

Newcastle Civic Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8PP

The North East is readying itself for an additional round of devolution which is estimated to unlock a further £3bn of regeneration to go with over £5bn of projected private sector built environment projects currently in the pipeline.

While Gateshead, Sunderland, South Tyneside, Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland continue talks which could them ultimately unify them under a new combined authority, the annual North East Development Conference brings together key developers, investors and occupiers with local authority leadership to showcase a range of new policy and projects across housing, industrial development, high streets, transport, infrastructure, education and healthcare.

Topics include:

  • £1.5bn future Newcastle City Council regen
  • The latest phase of Muse’s £300m Northshore project
  • 745 new homes annually for Sunderland
  • Banks Group’s 1300+ new homes across the NE
  • Riverside Sunderland 1k home, 1m sq ft masterplan
  • North East’s £6.8bn 2035 Transport Plan
  • North East Active Travel schemes
  • Aviva Investor’s North East ambition
  • Kajima’s £500m JV with Newcastle Uni
  • £100m County Durham industrial project
  • Evolution of North East Combined Authority
  • Network Rail Property’s central Newcastle plans
  • igloo’s £450m Stephenson Works scheme
  • Update on £1bn A66 upgrade
  • The £745m Washington Metro Loop
  • Kajima’s £100m Sunderland proposals
  • Protium’s major hydrogen dev plans
  • Lockheed Martin’s North East expansion
  • 32 Hectare Riverside Sunderland regeneration
  • Thirteen Group’s 5,600 new homes

Speakers include:

08:00-09:00 Breakfast & Networking
09:00-09:15 Conference Welcome & Keynote Speaker

Jamie Driscoll, Mayor of the North of Tyne Combined Authority will highlight key themes for the conference ahead.

North of Tyne Combined Authority; Jamie Driscoll, Mayor

09:15-10:15 Session One: Devolution in the North East – What's Working? What Isn't? And How Will the Built Environment be Impacted?; Sponsored by Ward Hadaway

New details have emerged of the plans to reunite six of the region’s councils under a new elected mayor and take local control over major issues including transport and housing. This session analyses the potential impact of further devolution for the North East and how the built environment sector can capitalise.

Chair: Ward Hadaway; Alex Wright, Partner

Aviva; Sophie White, Regeneration Sector Investment Lead

North of Tyne Combined Authority; Jamie Driscoll, Mayor

NCG; Liz Bromley, Chief Executive

Sunderland City Council; Cllr Graeme Miller, Leader

North East LEP; Lucy Winskell OBE, Chair

10:15-11:00 Break & Networking
11:00-12:00 Session Two: Delivering Housing for Talent – Future North East Major Resi and BtR Projects; Sponsored by DAC Beachcroft

It is estimated that the North East will need 500,000 new homes in the next 10 years in order to support growth ambitions. This session brings together the most influential investors, developers and stakeholders to highlight the projects they wish to realise in the coming years.

Chair: DAC Beachcroft; Gemma Leonard, Partner

Sunderland City Council; Neil Guthrie, Development Director (Residential)

Thirteen Group; Joy Winnerah, Executive Director of Development

igloo Regeneration; Peter Connolly, Chief Executive

Banks Group; Russell Hall, Managing Director, Property

12:00-12:45 Lunch & Networking
12:45-13:45 Session Three: North East Transport and Infrastructure – Future Plans and Investment Priorities; Sponsored by Mott MacDonald

With £900m expected to be released over the next five years for transport related projects and over £2.5bn being committed to green infrastructure projects, this session looks at a range of strategically important schemes that will be coming forward imminently.

Chair: Mott MacDonald; Martin Revill, Regional Director, Integrated Transport

Sustrans; Rosslyn Colderley, Director, North of England

National Highways; Tim Gamon, Regional Delivery Director, North East & Yorkshire

Protium; Julie Rankin-Perez, Project Development Lead

Transport North East; Tobyn Hughes, Managing Director

13:45-14:00 Break & Networking
14:00-14:45 Session Four: Developing Healthier, Smarter Places for Longer More Prosperous Living

The strengthening of social infrastructure is key to North East economic growth; this session brings together estates, facilities and property teams from across public and private sector education, healthcare and later life living to showcase upcoming investment and development.

(Available to sponsor)

National Innovation Centre for Ageing; Lynne Corner, Chief Operating Officer & Director of VOICE

Lockheed Martin; Benjamin Shaw, Head of Operations

Kajima; Kate Pix, Regeneration Director

14:45-15:15 Break & Networking
15:15-15:30 Best Practice Presentation: Why Retrofit Is So Important Today; Sponsored by Arup

Retrofit of our existing buildings is essential if we are to effectively tackle climate change and meet the ambitious carbon targets. It is now becoming necessary to appraise retrofit options for every site, so we need to understand how we can add asset value to our existing buildings and identify and mitigate the comparative risks of building reuse.

Arup: Steve Fernandez, Director

15:30-16:30 Session Five: Making the North a Place for Industry – Major Mixed Use, Commercial and Business Centric Development Plans; Sponsored by Openreach

With a target to create 17,000 new jobs in the next decade, the North East needs a place to house industry and business. This session explores future major mixed use and industry focused projects and gives delegates a glimpse into how the built environment sector is supporting the region’s economy.

Chair: Openreach; Robert Thorburn, Partnership Director

Network Rail Property; Robin Dobson, Group Property Director

Newcastle City Council; Michelle Percy, Director of Place

Muse Developments; James Pitt, Regional Director, Yorkshire & North East

Durham County Council; Amy Harhoff, Corporate Director Regeneration Economy and Growth

16:30 Conference Summary and Close

This unique conference will bring together the construction industry to drive economic growth through development and regeneration across the North East. 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 250+ delegates face to face
  • Be part of the annual North East Development Conference
  • Be seen as a leading firm in the industry’s bid to drive sustainable growth in the region
  • 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 North East 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 region.

Package Exhibition Stand Chair/ Speaking Opportunity Tickets VIP Backstage Access Cost (+VAT)
Corporate Partner Yes Yes 15 Yes £8,250 View Details
Session Partner Yes Yes 10 Yes £5,500 View Details
Session One Partner: Devolution in the North East – What's Working? What Isn't? And How Will the Built Environment be Impacted? Yes Yes 10 Yes £5,500 Sold Out
Session Two Partner: Delivering Housing for Talent – Future North East Major Resi and BtR Projects Yes Yes 10 Yes £5,500 Sold Out
Session Three Partner: North East Transport and Infrastructure – Future Plans and Investment Priorities Yes Yes 10 Yes £5,500 Sold Out
Session Four Partner: Developing Healthier, Smarter Places for Longer More Prosperous Living Yes Yes 10 Yes £5,500 View Details
Session Five Partner: Making the North a Place for Industry – Major Mixed Use, Commercial and Business Centric Development Plans Yes Yes 10 Yes £5,500 Sold Out
Best Practice Presentation Partner Yes Yes 7 Yes £3,250 View Details
Pre Conference Dinner 2 Yes £2,750 View Details
Meeting Space Partner 2 £2,500 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 Sold Out
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 the North East and the whole built environment industry.

Corporate Partner

£8,250+VAT

Be at the forefront of the conference with onstage branding, a 15-minute keynote speech to kickstart the conference, access to the VIP Speakers’ Room and much more. This package will elevate your brand and drive awareness, loyalty and trust in front of industry leaders. This is the ultimate package if you’re looking to be seen as a leading figure within the industry with branding within the title of the event – ‘North East Development Conference in association with YOUR BRAND’. Benefits include:

  • Position yourself alongside Built Environment Networking to shape the conference agenda and content to bring your strategic thinking to the conference, with the option to recommend speakers
  • Inclusion within pre-conference speaker 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
  • Prime branding for the whole conference
  • One pull-up stand on stage for the entire conference
  • Option to do a Keynote speech
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • Fifteen delegate passes for the conference
  • One ticket to the VIP Speaker’s dinner for one of your selected event speakers, which takes place the day before or day of the event – allowing you to meet speakers in a relaxed environment
  • Access to the Speakers’ Green Room
  • Your logo will be displayed on the conference page of the website
  • Your logo will be on supporting marketing activity – ie. marketing emails, powerpoint presentation etc
  • One full page digital advert in the conference programme
  • The event host will name you on-stage as one of our event partners
  • 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 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
  • Access to the Speakers’ Green Room
  • Your logo will be displayed on the conference page of the website
  • Your logo will be on supporting marketing activity – ie. marketing emails, powerpoint presentation etc
  • One full page digital advert in the conference programme
  • The event host will name you on-stage as one of our event partners
  • 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: Devolution in the North East – What’s Working? What Isn’t? And How Will the Built Environment be Impacted?

Session Two Partner: Delivering Housing for Talent – Future North East Major Resi and BtR Projects

DAC Beachcroft

Session Three Partner: North East Transport and Infrastructure – Future Plans and Investment Priorities

Session Five Partner: Making the North a Place for Industry – Major Mixed Use, Commercial and Business Centric Development Plans

Best Practice Presentation Partner

£3,250+VAT

This package enables you to speak at the conference – providing you with 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 sessions 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
  • Seven delegate passes for the conference
  • Your logo will be displayed on the conference page of the website
  • Your logo will be on supporting marketing activity – ie. marketing emails, powerpoint presentation etc
  • One full page digital advert in the conference programme
  • The event host will name you on-stage as one of our event partners
  • 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

Best Practice Presentation Partner

Pre Conference Dinner

£2,750+VAT

The day before the event we’ll be hosting a Speaker and Sponsor VIP dinner – this event offers a unique opportunity to network one-on-one with the industry’s leading figures. This partnership enables you to have prominent involvement and branding at the dinner. Benefits include:

  • Speaking opportunity – with a 10-minute promotional talk at the VIP Dinner
  • Prime branding at the conference dinner.
  • Two pull-up banners at the conference dinner
  • Promotional material and literature placement on the dinner tables
  • Two places at the conference dinner
  • Two delegate passes for the conference
  • Positioned as ‘Conference Dinner Partner’ in all branding
  • Your logo will be displayed on the conference page of the website
  • Your logo will be on supporting marketing activity – ie. marketing emails, powerpoint presentation etc
  • One full page advert in the dinner menu
  • The event host will name you on-stage as one of our event partners
  • 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

Meeting Space Partner

£2,500+VAT

This package gives you the ability to take advantage of pre-arranged, facilitated meetings supported by the Built Environment Networking team. With a dedicated area to hold your meetings throughout the day.

• Meeting space in the meeting space area to conduct 1-1 meetings
• Two delegate passes for the conference
• Your logo will be displayed on the conference page of the website
• Digital platform to pre-arrange meetings
• Up to two pull-up banners at your meeting space
• Early access to online delegate directory – to view and message delegates
• Your logo will be on supporting marketing activity – ie. marketing emails, powerpoint presentation etc
• The event host will name you on-stage as one of our event partners
• 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

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
  • Your logo will be displayed on the conference page of the website
  • Your logo will be on supporting marketing activity – ie. marketing emails, powerpoint presentation etc
  • One full page digital advert in the conference programme
  • The event host will name you on-stage as one of our event partners
  • 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
  • Your logo will be displayed on the conference page of the website
  • Your logo will be on supporting marketing activity – ie. marketing emails, powerpoint presentation etc
  • One half page digital advert in the conference programme
  • The event host will name you on-stage as one of our event partners
  • 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
  • Your logo will be displayed on the conference page of the website
  • Your logo will be on supporting marketing activity – ie. marketing emails, powerpoint presentation etc
  • One half page digital advert in the conference programme
  • The event host will name you on-stage as one of our event partners
  • 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
  • Your logo will be displayed on the conference page of the website
  • Your logo will be on supporting marketing activity – ie. marketing emails, powerpoint presentation etc
  • One half page digital advert in the conference programme
  • The event host will name you on-stage as one of our event partners
  • 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

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
  • Your logo will be displayed on the conference page of the website
  • Your logo will be on supporting marketing activity – ie. marketing emails, powerpoint presentation etc
  • The event host will name you on-stage as one of our event partners
  • 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 Partners

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 join us for the event…

Lockheed Martin – Benjamin Shaw, Head of Operations

Lockheed Martin are actively looking to grow into the North East and create a base for the development of new technology which will have a direct positive impact on built environment matters over the next 30 years. Ben joins the conference to outline their goals and discuss why the region should increasingly look to space to solve some of its most pressing issues.

Kajima – Kate Pix, Regeneration Director

Newcastle University and Kajima have established a £500m joint venture to transform the former general hospital site into a world class centre for research and innovation in ageing and living well within the city. Work is set to start at some point in 2023. They are also working on proposals to create a film studio at Pallion Shipyard in Sunderland which will create 1000 new jobs and act as a catalyst for further regeneration around the River Wear.

Network Rail Property – Robin Dobson, Group Property Director

Network Rail Property have ambitions to deliver 20 projects on the scale of York Central across the UK and Newcastle is one of their priority regeneration locations. With land owned around the station and big ambitions to develop it, Robin joins the event to go into more detail.

Aviva – Sophie White, Regeneration Sector Investment Lead

More information to follow.

North of Tyne Combined Authority – Jamie Driscoll, Mayor

Jamie is the lead voice pushing for further devolution in the North East and is hoping proposals that he is supporting will unlock a further £3bn of growth and create 17,000 new jobs. In his four years in post, he has delivered tangible regeneration and investment for the region’s citizens. He joins us to dive into the detail of the new vision while also analysing key areas for attention going forward

Newcastle City Council – Michelle Percy, Director of Place

Growing Newcastle to be an inclusive, green and thriving city is at the heart of Michelle’s day-to-day work and the council have over £1.5bn of investment planned in the coming decade. With a host of key sites being brought forward for development, her team are actively working with investors and expert regenerators to bring to life run down or underused areas of the city centre. She will present an overview of each site and it’s potential while talking about other regeneration priorities as well.

Transport North East – Tobyn Hughes, Managing Director

Transport North East have published the business case for a ‘Washington Metro Loop’, to connect the town to the wider Metro system. Washington is the fourth largest UK town without a rail link and the £745 million project is projected to generate over £90m per year in economic benefits to the region, create nearly 8m additional passenger journeys a year and reduce carbon emissions by nearly 87,000 tonnes per year. The body’s wider North East Transport Plan sets out the region’s transport aspirations up to 2035 and includes a live programme of around 243 schemes which equal at least £6.8bn of transport investment – a figure which will grow over the lifespan of the Plan. and includes a live programme of around 243 schemes which equal at least £6.8bn of transport investment – a figure which will grow over the lifespan of the Plan.

North East LEP – Lucy Winskell OBE, Chair

Lucy Winskell OBE is His Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of the County of Tyne and Wear. Her regional roles have included Board Member of the North East Regional Investment Fund and North East Access to Finance (both supporting SME growth); non-executive Director of Government Office North East; Chair of the North East Industrial Development Board; Board Member of ING; and Chair of Board, North East England Chamber of Commerce. She joins the event to discuss how business is going to capitalise on the new devolution deal.

Sunderland City Council – Cllr Graeme Miller, Leader

Sunderland City Council are enabling the Riverside Sunderland project, which will transform a 32 hectare site with 1,000 new energy efficient homes and 1 million square feet of office space as well as a new city library and a hub for creativity, making and learning – on a site in Keel Square. Graeme will reference this project and discuss the prospective £1.4bn devolution deal’s impact on regeneration and economic growth in the city.

Protium – Julie Rankin-Perez, Project Development Lead

With a target start date of 2025, Protium plans to deliver a game changing clean energy development at Wilton on Teesside which will include up to 40MW of electrolysis capability, developed in two phases, including hydrogen storage. The building of a hydrogen production facility will provide Protium with the infrastructure necessary to generate renewable green hydrogen energy, with plans to supply local manufacturers once built. The scheme will include the development of green hydrogen storage to support the largest PEM electrolyser in Teesside, thus enabling local manufacturing and logistics businesses to transition from natural gas and diesel energy sources. The project will be completed by 2026, subject to planning and engineering works – creating jobs during the construction and sustained employment during its operation.

Muse Developments – James Pitt, Regional Director, Yorkshire and North East

Muse are one of the North-East’s most important mixed use developers, being responsible for projects such as the £300m Northshore project in Stockton and the Glassworks – 50,000sq ft net-zero office project in South Shields. James joins us to share intel on what’s next for Muse in the region.

Durham County Council – Amy Harhoff, Corporate Director Regeneration Economy and Growth

Durham County Council are supporting the region’s continued economic growth and have entered a joint venture agreement with the Forrest family to bring forward a £100m logistics development at Newton Aycliffe. The scheme, being developed by Richardson Barberry will comprise of 8 warehouses, totalling 830,000 sq ft and there are plans to provide 1.8m sq ft of logistics space over the next 10 years.

Banks Group – Russell Hall, Managing Director, Property

Banks Group is a County Durham headquartered developer are known for ‘development with care’, which ensures their projects have a positive long term effect on the environment, the economy and local communities. They are bringing forward a number of large scale housing projects throughout the region including 600 homes to the north of Darlington, 500 homes in Durham and 190 homes near Ashington.

Newcastle College Group – Liz Bromley, Chief Executive Officer

Sunderland City Council – Neil Guthrie, Development Director (Residential)

Sunderland City Council are working with partners to deliver a minimum of 745 new homes per year before 2033. During 2020 the council built its first council homes for more than 40 years and are building on this, with over 200 planned across the city. Neil will discuss the council’s work to enable developers and other housebuilders to bring forward sites across the city, as well as its own housebuilding programme.

Sustrans – Rosslyn Colderley, Director, North of England

Sustrans is a United Kingdom based walking, wheeling and cycling body, and the custodian of the National Cycle Network. Its flagship project is the National Cycle Network, which has created 12,763 miles of signed cycle routes throughout the UK. Their recent report shows that active travel generates £36.5bn to the UK economy annually and calls on the government to protect the £4bn pot earmarked to ‘level up walking and cycling across the country. Rosslyn joins the panel to discuss the economic and social benefits of including active transport provision in the North East’s transport and infrastructure strategy.

National Highways – Tim Gamon, Regional Delivery Director, North East & Yorkshire

Tim leads on the major National Highways projects in Yorkshire and the North East of England. These projects include the landmark £1bn A66 upgrade which was recently included in the Government’s Growth Plan list of key infrastructure projects. Tim will give an update on the plan, as well as National Highways wider £135m improvement package.

National Innovation Centre for Ageing – Lynne Corner, Chief Operating Officer & Director of VOICE

NICA is a world-leading organisation supported by an initial investment from UK Government and Newcastle University – to help co-develop and bring to market products and services which create a world in which we all live better, for longer. The centre is pioneering work on how we can enable people to live healthy and fulfilling lives for longer and recently received a £5.6m investment alongside North of Tyne Combined Authority to help translate their cutting edge research into new jobs, skills and tech start-ups in the area. Lynne is co-founder and Director of VOICE and COO at the NICA. VOICE is an international organisation established to harness the immense experience, skills and insights of the public to facilitate a cross generational dialogue on healthy ageing.

igloo Regeneration – Peter Connolly, Chief Executive

Peter is leading over £1bn of sustainable urban development and investment across the UK and call the North East their home. Forthcoming projects include the £450m Stephenson Works scheme in Newcastle which includes 120 apartments, 200 sq ft of office space, 10,000 sq ft of shops and cafes and a major refurbishment of heritage buildings nearby. They are also delivering 1000 new homes, 1m sq feet of new offices and nature focused open spaces for citizens to enjoy at the heart of Sunderland city centre.

Thirteen Group – Joy Winnerah, Executive Director of Development

Thirteen Group are one of the North East’s largest social landlords with 35,000 homes across the region. They have significant growth plans and aim to complete 5,600 new homes over the next six years. In addition to their heartland of Teesside and the North East they are developing schemes in West Yorkshire, Humberside and beyond.

Openreach – Robert Thorburn, Partnership Director

Robert Thorburn is Openreach’s partnership director for Scotland and the North of England, leading the company’s commercial and funded programmes to deliver fast, reliable fibre broadband working with partners large and small.

These currently include the £600m Reaching 100% contracts with the Scottish Government, as well as working directly with Local Authorities, Housing Associations and Managing Agents in relation to delivering access to full fibre to occupants in their buildings.

Robert is also working with a number of Scottish communities through the Fibre community Partnership programme to deliver local, co-funded superfast and ultrafast digital networks.

 

Arup – Steve Fernandez, Director

Arup in Newcastle has been at the forefront of the city’s renewal since 1967. Early projects such as the Gateshead Western Bypass have helped the office grow from a small team of structural engineers to over 280 multi-disciplined staff.  Dedicated to sustainable development, Arup is a collective of 16,000 designers, advisors and experts working across 140 countries. Founded to strive for humanity and excellence in everything that we do, we collaborate with our clients and partners, using imagination, technology and rigour to shape a better world.

DAC Beachcroft – Gemma Leonard, Partner

Gemma leads one of the largest specialist residential development teams in the country. We are involved at every stage of a development, from concept to plot sales. Our strategic land and planning expertise is being put to use in many garden community developments throughout the country. We include all the leading housebuilders amongst our clients; in addition to local authorities and specialist developers of build to rent, affordable housing and later life living accommodation.

Mott MacDonald – Martin Revill, Regional Director, Integrated Transport

Martin Revill is Mott MacDonald’s regional transport planning director in the North East and Yorkshire.  He is a Chartered Transport Planning Professional with nearly 35 years’ experience working within local and sub-national government, and in consultancy roles with public sector clients.  He leads our growing transport planning teams in Newcastle, Leeds, and Sheffield.  He lives in Teesside, and has a long history supporting the North East in identifying transport investments that support the region’s economic, social, and environmental goals.  He led the prioritisation of the region’s proposals for inclusion in the Regional Funding Allocations of the mid-noughties, led the technical assessment of investment in a regional transport review in 2008, and later led technical advice on Devolving Local Major Transport Schemes (2012-13), and provided independent audit advice of business cases for NECA (2015-18).

Ward Hadaway – Alex Wright, Partner

In the private sector, Alex regularly acts for both landlords and tenants in their negotiation of commercial property leases, together with all associated leasehold documentation. In addition to landlord and tenant work, Alex has successfully advised clients on commercial property sales and acquisitions of industrial, retail, office and development property as well as in relation to investment portfolios. Alex is also familiar with all leasehold management documentation including licences for alteration, deeds of variation of leases, licences to underlet and assign and rent deposit deeds. Alex works closely with the insolvency team on the property aspects of insolvency deals and has acted for administrators and liquidators in the transfer of freehold and leasehold properties as well as advising buyers in the acquisition of property in insolvency matters.

Taking place the night before the North East 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 21 Newcastle, Trinity Gardens, Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2HH between 18:00-21:00 the night before the event (Tuesday 28th February).

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

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.

We’ve got a number of excellent attendees joining us in person at the event – here are some of the companies you’ll be able to network with:

Addleshaw Goddard
A Proctor Group
ARUP
Aviva
BAM Construct
BAM Nuttall
Bouygues
Britishvolt
Buxton Residential
Cool Blue Brand Communications
Corstorphine + Wright
Cundall
DAC Beachcroft
Dere Street Homes
DTW
Dunelm Geotechnical and Environmental
Durham County Council
Ely Architects
Englobe
Equans
FAAC Entrance Solutions
Faithful+Gould
Gardiner Richardson
George F White
GMI Construction
Hanro
Hatton Traffic Management
Helm
HMH Civils
HM Land Registry
Housing 21
Howarth Litchfield Partnership
Igloo
Invest Newcastle
Invest North East
JLL
Kajima
Kier Construction
Lichfields
Lloyds Banking Group
Lockheed Martin UK Space
Loop
Meldrum Construction Services
Merit
Mott MacDonald
Muse Developments
National Highways
National Innovation Centre for Age
Network Rail
Newcastle City Council
Newcastle College Group
NewcastleGateshead Initiative
Newforma
North of Tyne Combined Authority
Northumbria University
Northwood Investors
Oakes Energy
Openreach
Pagabo
PD Ports
PlaceChangers
Placefirst
Procurement Hub
Protium
Richmondshire District Council
Rider Levett Bucknall
Ryder Architecture
SAJ Transport Consultants
Schneider Electric
Summers Inman
Sunderland City Council
Surgo Construction
Sustrans
Sypro
Tesside International Airport
The Banks Group
The Coal Authority
Thirteen Group
Thompsons of Prudhoe
Transport North East
Virgin Media
VU.CITY
Ward Hadaway
Waterman Aspen
Waterstons

Tickets

Physical Event Ticket: North East Development Conference £199.00

Attendee 1

Attendee ticket price: £199

Virtual Event Ticket: North East Development Conference £99.00

Attendee 1

Attendee ticket price: £99

Physical Event Ticket AND Speakers Dinner Access: North East Development Conference The dinner takes place the evening before this event. £349.00

Attendee 1

Attendee ticket price: £349

Details

Date:
Wednesday, 1st March 2023

Time:
0800hrs – 1615hrs

Cost:
£99 – £349

Venue

Newcastle Civic Centre
Newcastle Civic Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8PP, UK

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