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Manchester – Major Developments 2012

Thursday, 13th September 2012 @ 1600hrs - 1900hrs

Town Hall, Manchester, M2 5HD United Kingdom

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James Heather; Argent Group

James has over 17 years construction and development experience with the likes of Alfred McAlpine, Carillion and Kier Group. He joined Argent in 1999 and leads the Argent offices in Birmingham and Manchester and is responsible for the delivery of all Argent construction projects in those cities. He is also involved in the search for new development opportunities. James played a prominent role in the development of Brindleyplace where he was involved in the development and construction of over half the buildings and squares on the award-winning estate. Most recently, he managed the design and construction of Eleven Brindleyplace, which was voted the UK’s best commercial workplace by the British Council for Offices in 2010. James is a Director of Elisabeth House General Partner Limited – a joint venture partnership with the Greater Manchester Property Venture Fund. He is responsible for the design and construction at One St Peter’s Square, a £60m, 13 floor office development in Central Manchester.

Alan Burke; ASK Property Developments

Alan Burke is a qualified Chartered Surveyor who specialises in the identification and delivery of major capital projects and urban regeneration initiatives. He has a wealth of experience across all aspects of property development and has been deeply involved in a number of Manchester’s highest profile regeneration initiatives over the last 20 years, including the re-building of the city centre following the 1996 bombing, the Manchester Commonwealth games in 2002 and major rebuilding exercises in Hulme, Central and East Manchester.

As a key member of the Ask team, Alan has responsibility for te strategic development of a number of key projects including First Street, Manchester, Greengate Embankment, Lancashire Cricket Ground and the former Boddington’s Brewery.

Nick Payne; Nikal

Since returning home in the mid-nineties from ‘a working apprenticeship’ in London, Nick Payne has been at the heart of Manchester’s reinvention as ‘the original modern city’, first as a founder director of Westport, subsequently in a similar role with Ask Developments and now as M.D. of Nikal. Nick’s first big Manchester project, Deansgate Locks, is fast becoming the emblem of a regenerated city; having been featured in numerous magazine articles, TV programmes and advertisements.


Ian Braithwaite; The Co-Operative Estates                              

Ian handles the development and implementation of NOMA, covering strategic acquisitions, managing the Public realm and road infrastructure work, community engagement and co-ordination of retail strategy. He is also responsible for the delivery of NOMA’s maturing development schemes including multi storey car park/hotel and refurbishment of Hanover and the listed estate.




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Thursday, 13th September 2012
1600hrs - 1900hrs


Town Hall, Manchester
M2 5HD United Kingdom