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North West Universities & Colleges Development Plans

Monday, 25th February 2019 @ 1530hrs - 1900hrs

Manchester (Freemasons) Hall, Manchester, 36 Bridge St, M3 3BT

North West Universities & Colleges Development Plans | Event


Speakers NEW 3 University Greater Manchester Combined Authority Salford Jason Challender Julian Chapham Buckingham Gemma Marsh Skills EducationJoin us for an incredible evening of networking with over 180 business professionals in Manchester – alongside presentations from some of the leading higher education institutions from across the North West who’ll be talking about their estate masterplans, expansion plans and their future vision for their campuses. Discussions and presentations from the speakers will include an overview of the University of Salford’s £800m development, the University of Buckingham’s plans for a new campus to hold 5,000 students in Crewe and much more.

Conference Partnership Packages

Partnership PackageExhibition StandDelegate PlacesNumber of PackagesCost (+VAT)
Conference Partner Yes41£2,500 View Package Details
Exhibitor Package Yes24£1,500 View Package Details
VIP Dinner Partner -21£1,000 Sold Out
Programme Partner -21£500 View Package Details

Dinner Partner

VIP Dinner Tickets **SOLD OUT**

A unique opportunity to spend quality time after the event with the speakers. Take discussions about projects and schemes, procurement opportunities and networking with decision makers into a more relaxed and open setting. The evening meal includes a formal discussion around key regional topics in the industry – accompanied by good food, wine and excellent company. Attendees include:

  • University of Salford
  • The University of Buckingham
  • Other Companies Attending: Balfour Beatty, Malcolm Hollis, S.I.Sealy & Associates, Buttress Architects, Cosentino, Spring & Co, Our Studio, U Student, Jefferson Sheard, BuroHappold

Maximum of two VIP tickets per company. Only 15 VIP tickets available per event. Dinner venue: The Ivy.

The VIP Dinner has now SOLD OUT – however we do have a waiting list in case we have any attendees who’re unable to make the dinner. To add your name to the waiting list please email:

Conference Overview

Universities are becoming even more crucial to the economic growth of regions across the UK and as they look to further integrate their campuses and students into the working communities and cities surrounding the institutions, there is a need to develop. Many of the North West’s Universities are driving forward masterplans which will see huge new developments, regeneration and working partnerships with regional authorities and private sector firms which is in turn creating more jobs and a more higher-skilled workforce. We’re set to bring together some of those leading Universities to discuss their ambitious plans and timeframes of development, with procurement details on how you can get involved. Over 180 delegates will join us in Manchester, with speakers including:

  • Jason Challender; Director of Estates & Facilities at the University of Salford. They have a major £800m masterplan, in association with Salford City Council, which will tap into the area’s unique potential to deliver a place to learn, live, work and visit. Their vision will see the campus link with local industry, cultural and residential schemes and more to create a city district like no other that enhances surrounding communities and helps to drive the economy both locally and regionally.
  • John Clapham; Pro-Vice Chancellor at The University of Buckingham. The higher education institution is set to repurpose Manchester Metropolitan University’s campus in Crewe – with the 40 acre site set to be redeveloped into a major new university health campus – bringing hundreds of jobs into the region and accommodating up to 5,000 students. John will share the vision for the site and deliver information on timeframes, procurement opportunities and more.
  • Gemma Marsh; Assistant Director – Skills at the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA). Gemma will share an overview from the Combined Authorities perspective of the importance of Universities across the region and how they must work together to integrate into the Greater Manchester region to drive student retention, higher employment and more.

We expect to be in a position to announce additional speakers shortly.

Event Format

  • 1530 – 1600; Registration
  • 1600 – 1645; Networking with Wine, Beer and Soft Drinks
  • 1645 – 1815; Speaker Presentations
  • 1815 – 1900; Networking with Hot Food, Wine, Beer and Soft Drinks
  • 1930 – 2200; After-Event Speakers’ Dinner (VIP Ticket Holders Only) **SOLD OUT**

North West Universities & Colleges Development Plans | Sponsors

Conference Partnership Packages

Partnership PackageExhibition StandDelegate PlacesNumber of PackagesCost (+VAT)
Conference Partner Yes41£2,500 View Package Details
Exhibitor Package Yes24£1,500 View Package Details
VIP Dinner Partner -21£1,000 Sold Out
Programme Partner -21£500 View Package Details

Dinner Partner

North West Universities & Colleges Development Plans | Attendees

Some of those attending the conference include:

AHR Architects
Balfour Beatty
BAM Construct
Barton Willmore
Bell Munro
Blackburn College
Bowker Sadler
Bowmer & Kirkland
Broadway Malyan
BSG Ecology
Built Environment Networking
Buttress Architects
Cartwright Pickard Architects
Chroma Consulting
Clarke Energy
Collinson Construction
CPC Project Services
Cushman & Wakefield
Day Architectural
Drainage Investigations and Solutions NW
Ellis Williams Architects
Exterior Architecture
Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
Gardiner & Theobald
Greater Manchester Combined Authority
Halliday Meecham
Hawkins Brown
Hoare Lea
Identity Consult
Imtech Engineering Services North
International Fire Consultants (IFC Group)
Jefferson Sheard Architects
Johnson Moving Services
Lancaster University
Land Use Consultants
LDA Design
Levitt Bernstein
Lifting Gear
Malcolm Hollis
Mills & Reeve
Mott MacDonald
Muse Developments
MWA Technology
National Car Parks
NG Bailey
National Design Consultancy
Our Studio
P4 Planning
PBA now part of Stantec
Pick Everard
Pinsent Masons
Plincke Landscape
Preston’s College
Proactive Solutions
Pinsent Masons
Quartz Project Services
Re-Form Landscape Architecture
Ridge & Partners
Robertson Group
RoC Consulting
Roger Bullivant
RSK Environment
Roche Hotel Consultancy
S I Sealy & Associates
Scape Procure
SES Engineering Services
Shepherd Gilmour
Sir Robert McAlpine
Spring & Company
SRL Technical Services
SSE Enterprise
Steven A Hunt & Associates
Stride Treglown
Spatial Initiative
Tatton Group
TLT Solicitors
tp bennett
Trafford Council
Trowers & Hamlins
Turner & Townsend
Tata Steel
U Student Group
University of Buckingham
University of Liverpool
University of Salford
VINCI Construction
Wardell Armstrong
Wilson Mason
Wharton Natural Infrastructure Consultants
William Hare
Willmott Dixon


North West Universities & Colleges Development Plans | Details



Monday, 25th February 2019
1530hrs - 1900hrs
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Manchester (Freemasons) Hall, Manchester
36 Bridge St, M3 3BT + Google Map