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Scottish Housing & Build to Rent Conference

Tuesday, 18th May 2021 0920hrs – 1600hrs

This online conference will delve into the residential sector – highlighting challenges, opportunities and future projects whilst hearing from the sector’s thought leaders.

There is a real need to accelerate the delivery of new homes across Scotland – with millions of new homes needing to be delivered over the coming years. This is leading to a plethora of new development activity, from new garden villages and community developments to an increase in BTR, PRS and city centre living. Modern methods of construction and the climate crisis are all key considerations too, whilst affordable housing and the need to redefine spaces taking learnings from Covid-19 are also set to be important over the coming years.

The marketplace is changing. And at our Scottish Housing & Build to Rent Conference we’ll bring together the key stakeholders from both the public and private sector who’ll be at the forefront of accelerating the delivering of new homes across the UK.

  • Moda Living’s 1,000 home Build to Rent pipeline
  • Apache Capital’s second major Scottish BtR project
  • 1,000 homes a year by Wheatley Group
  • SEHP’s work to bring 40,000 houses back into use
  • The Scottish Government’s 2021 housing priorities
  • Scottish Gov’s target to build 50,000 homes
  • HFS’s plan for 25,000 new homes per year
  • Royal Bank of Scotland’s investment strategy
  • Glasgow City Council’s housing investment strategy
  • City of Edinburgh Council’s housing programme

Speakers for this include:

Agenda and Programme:

09:20-09:50 Doors Open & Networking

Enjoy some networking time with those also attending the conference and visit the exhibitors. You’ll have the ability to video chat in our networking lounge with attendees, or visit the exhibition booths.

09:50-11:00 Session One: Scottish Housing in 2021 – Meeting Demand Whilst Creating Inclusive Communities

The Scottish Government has set ambitious housing delivery targets, with increases needed in the development of all types of accommodation. A series of high level decision makers and housing experts will take to the stage to discuss how this can be achieved through a thought leadership discussion and interactive Q&A.

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

Homes for Scotland; Fionna Kell, Director of Policy

Scottish Government; Linzi Wilding, Team Leader, More Homes Covid-19 Priorities Team

Chartered Institute of Housing; Callum Chomczuk, National Director, Scotland

11:00-11:30 Networking & Exhibition

Enjoy some networking time with those also attending the conference and visit the exhibitors. You’ll have the ability to video chat in our networking lounge with attendees, or visit the exhibition booths.

11:05-11:20 – Utilising Technology to Accelerate the Planning Process; Sponsored by VU.CITY

Andrew Bullmore, Business Development Executive from VU.CITY, will share and discuss with Phil Laycock how increasing adoption of design and planning technology is helping built environment professionals across Scotland make better decisions, faster and create the best possible city for all.

VU.CITY; Andrew Bullmore, Business Development Executive

11:30-12:30 Session Two: Affordable Housing Developments

The Scottish Government recently announced it will provide £2.8 billion in capital funding to drive affordable housing development over the next five years. The session will gather the country’s biggest housing associations to hear the part they will play in delivering the 53,000 new affordable homes estimated to be needed by 2026.

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

Wheatley Group; Ian Davie, Property Development & Initiatives Manager

Royal Bank of Scotland; David Horne, Housing Finance Director

The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership; Shaheena Din, National Project Manager

12:30-13:00 Networking & Exhibition

Enjoy some networking time with those also attending the conference and visit the exhibitors. You’ll have the ability to video chat in our networking lounge with attendees, or visit the exhibition booths.

13:00-14:00 Session Three: Delivering Major Housing Projects

A group of senior voices from Scotland’s most respected major housebuilders share their organisation’s ambitions to deliver thousands of new homes in an economically inclusive manner while also contributing to the “Get Britain Building” campaign.

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

Winchburgh Developments; John Hamilton, Chief Executive

Glasgow City Council; Michelle Mundie, Group Manager (Housing Investment)

City of Edinburgh Council; Tricia Hill, Development & Regeneration Manager

14:00-14:30 Networking & Exhibition

Enjoy some networking time with those also attending the conference and visit the exhibitors. You’ll have the ability to video chat in our networking lounge with attendees, or visit the exhibition booths.

14:05-14:20 – Thinking About Bats and Badgers When Developing; Sponsored by Police Scotland

Bat roosts and badger setts are afforded legal protection, which is often seen as an obstacle to development. Developers continue to fall foul of the law due to a lack of knowledge of correct procedures. This session will provide guidance and best practice to support you to conduct development legally, and to find solutions that are positive for both developers and wildlife populations

Chair: Built Environment Networking; Fahmida Nisa, Event Host

Police Scotland; PC Ben Pacholek, Wildlife Crime Liaison Officer

NatureScot; Andy Turner, Wildlife Crime Officer

14:30-15:30 Session Four: Build to Rent and PRS Development Plans

The Scottish BtR and PRS sector is at a more embryonic stage than south of the border, but the pace and size of developing is picking up. There are over 8,500 homes currently in the development pipeline, and this session will gather the major developers and investors responsible for bringing them forward to discuss their upcoming plans and the state of the sector in 2021.

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

XUSA; Alex Impey, Director of Operations and Development

Apache Capital Partners; Jamie Snary, Director, Asset Management

Moda Living; Sarah Flint, Asset Management Director

15:30-16:00 Networking, Exhibition & Close

We’re set to have an exceptional line-up of speakers who’ll be sharing intel into their future development projects, plans and vision for across Scotland’s housing sector. Here’s an overview of the confirmed speakers:

Homes for Scotland – Fionna Kell, Director of Policy

Homes for Scotland is pushing for politicians of all colours and the house building industry to unite around a target of delivering at least 25,000 new homes of all tenures each year. This would make a £25 billion contribution to the economy over the next parliamentary term and go a long way to addressing massive shortfall in suitable housing that has built up in Scotland over the last few years. A myriad of different elements must be brought together to achieve this goal and Homes for Scotland will highlight how no piece can be missing from the jigsaw if Scotland’s housing objectives are to be achieved.

Royal Bank of Scotland – David Horne, Housing Finance Director

Nat West Group, of which RBS is a part announced a £3 billion commitment to social housing that will see the construction of 20,000 affordable homes over 3 years. The largest lender to the housing sector in Scotland, RBS will use a significant proportion of the money to fund large scale social housing development north of the border. The commitment is already seeing results, with £45 million provided to Shettleston Housing Association and a further £20 million for Loreburn which will enable hundreds of new homes. David will discuss the fund and how RBS hope it will be a driver for wider economic growth and the creation of inclusive communities.

Moda Living – Sarah Flint, Asset Management Director

Moda Living are one of the UK’s leading Build to Rent developers and operators, with a pipeline of over 7,500 homes valued at more than £2.5bn. Over 1,000 of these homes are located in Scotland, which will make them the country’s largest BtR operator. £80 million of funding was recently secured to enable their 433 home Glasgow scheme to move forward. Sarah will discuss their commitment to the Scottish market and how their drive towards customer service innovation and smart technology sets them apart.

Wheatley Group – Ian Davie, Property Development & Initiatives Manager

Wheatley Group manage over 93,000 homes and have been named as the UK’s biggest developer of social rented homes for the past four years, consistently delivering over 1,000 new homes per year. Ian plays a key role in the planning and delivery of Glasgow’s eight Transformational Regeneration Areas  and securing a pipeline of development opportunities for their main development programme.

Scottish Empty Homes Partnership – Shaheena Din, National Project Manager

At a time of a housing emergency in Scotland, we know that every home matters. Yet there are an estimated 43,000 long-term empty private-sector homes in Scotland. The impact of empty homes on housing indirectly affects Scotland’s ability to attract and retain talent in both urban and rural areas. SEHP’s National Project Director Shaheena Din will speak about the challenges and opportunities for bringing Scotland’s empty homes back into use.

Winchburgh Developments – John Hamilton, Chief Executive

The development at Winchburgh, outside of Edinburgh is one of the most exciting placemaking projects in the UK and will deliver more than 3,800 homes as well as schools, employment space, transport links and public realm. Phase one delivered 500 homes in 2018, and phase two is underway with a new canal marina being constructed as well as a further 1,000 homes. John will discuss current progress on the project and the plans for the upcoming third stage, which will see the final 2,000 home development.

Scottish Government – Linzi Wilding, Head of Housing Innovation and Place Initiatives – More Homes Division

The More Homes division of the Scottish Government is tasked with increasing the number of homes so that everyone has a good quality home that they can afford and that meets their needs. Through the ‘More Homes Scotland’ approach, they have already enabled delivery of around 20,000 new homes. The division provides funding, overcome barriers to growth and support innovation. Linzi will outline their plans to support the delivery of thousands of new homes over the next 12 months.

Apache Capital – Jamie Snary, Executive Director Asset Management & Operations

Apache Capital are at the forefront of Scotland’s BtR sector. Last year, the investment management company announced a £115m scheme in Glasgow to be developed in conjunction with Harrison Street and Moda Living. The scheme will redevelop the former Strathclyde Police headquarters and deliver over 400 apartments with on-site amenity areas and commercial space. Apache Capital also partially funded the final phase of the £215m Springside development in Central Edinburgh. Jamie joins us to provide an update to Apache Capital’s work in supporting Scotland’s BtR sector.

Glasgow City Council – Michelle Mundie, Group Manager (Housing Investment)

Michelle started her housing career as a housing allocations assistance within Clydebank District Council and from there worked as an Empty Homes Officer and Strategy Officer with West Dunbartonshire Council before moving to Glasgow City Council in 2007 to work in their development funding team. Michelle has recently taken over as Group Manager for Housing Investment at Glasgow City Council and is responsible for the delivery of approximately 1200 new build houses and the introduction of the Glasgow Standard. She is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing and a former member of the CIH Scotland Board.

CoCity – Alex Impey, Head of Residential

XUSA are set to bring forward a number of sites across Scotland in 2021 starting with their Alba Gate Aberdeen scheme which will repurpose a large former office site at Stoneywood Park into flats, co-working space and leisure options for its residents. Aside from this, they are in advanced stages of talks to bring forward three further sites across Glasgow and Aberdeen of which details will be unveiled at the conference.

City of Edinburgh Council – Tricia Hill, Development & Regeneration Manager

As Development and Regeneration Manager, Tricia is responsible for the City of Edinburgh Council’s house building programme that aims to deliver 10,000 affordable new homes by 2027. The council are working alongside the Scottish Government, Scottish Futures Trust and private house builders to deliver homes for social rent, mid-market rent and low cost ownership. Tricia will give an update on the programme and discuss how they are ensuring the right kind of homes are built in the right areas.

Chartered Institute of Housing – Callum Chomczuk, National Director, Scotland

Callum is the national director of the Chartered Institute of Housing Scotland, having previously taken on the post in 2018 after serving as deputy director. He previously worked in consultancy as the head of public affairs for Pagoda PR before working in policy roles in the third sector.

VU.CITY – Andrew Bullmore, Business Development Manager

Andrew Bullmore is a Business Development Manager at VU.CITY and is focussed on adoption in the Scottish public and private sector. VU.CITY is a game-changing solution for urban development teams, speeding up all aspects of the planning process from design concept stage right through to planning application submissions. VU.CITY’s accurate 3D city platform allows for collaborative and virtual feasibility and impact studies for proposed developments across 30+ cities in the UK and internationally.

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.

Police Scotland – PC Ben Pacholek, Wildlife Crime Liaison Officer

More information to follow.

NatureScot – Andy Turner, Wildlife Crime Officer

More information to follow.

Associate your brand with the Scottish Housing & Build to Rent Conference and position your brand at the forefront of one of the UK’s biggest discussions and debates around the residential and PRS sectors in Scotland.

Package Exhibition Stand Chair/ Speaking Opportunity Tickets VIP Backstage Access Cost (+VAT)
Conference Partner Yes Yes 15 Yes £2,500 View Details
Session Partner Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,500 View Details
Best Practice Presentation Package Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,000 View Details
Exhibitor Packages Yes 5 Yes £500 View Details

We have various partnership packages available, including packages with speaking opportunities, exhibition space and those that will drive brand awareness, 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 housing sector and the whole built environment industry.

Conference Partner

£2,500+VAT

Become the headline partner of this conference and get mass awareness and brand visibility. This package is the ultimate – with a prime location during the event, a speaking opportunity, logo positioning on the top of the logo and your name in the event title – “Scottish Housing & Build to Rent Conference; in association with YOUR COMPANY.”

  • The conference will be called the xxx Conference in association with your company name
  • Ability to help shape the conference agenda and content to bring your strategic thinking to the event
  • Option to recommend speakers
  • Inclusion with pre-conference speaker communications
  • Access to the speakers and panellists; an excellent opportunity to establish rapport and build commercially rewarding relationships
  • Prime branding for the whole conference
  • Option to do a keynote speech
  • One speaking position on one panel during the conference
  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share downloadable content such as literature
  • 15 online delegate passes for your team or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media etc
  • Master of Ceremonies “thank you” in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion with all PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event
  • Free exhibition space at all future Built Environment Recruitment Fair’s

Session Partner

£1,500+VAT

The role of the session partner provides an opportunity for you to 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:

  • Ability to help shape the session agenda and content to bring your strategic thinking to the event
  • Option to recommend speakers for the session
  • Inclusion with pre-conference speaker communications
  • Access to the speakers and panellists; an excellent opportunity to establish rapport and build commercially rewarding relationships
  • Branding for the whole conference and your session
  • One speaking position on your panel
  • Option to do a five minute introduction to your panel or thought leaders presentation
  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share downloadable content such as literature
  • 10 online delegate passes for your team or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media etc
  • Master of Ceremonies “thank you” in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion with all PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event
  • Free exhibition space at all future Built Environment Recruitment Fair’s

Best Practice Presentation Package

£1,000+VAT

During the breaks delegates are able to speed network and visit the exhibitors – but with this package you can also give them the option of coming to see your company deliver a 15-minute thought leadership presentation, enabling you to play a key role in the conference. Build brand awareness, loyalty, trust and new business leads amongst numerous civic and business leaders from across the industry. Benefits include:

  • Ability to deliver a 15-minute presentation during one of the break periods
  • Access to the VIP Room – a green room for speakers, VIP guests and sponsors
  • Branding across the rest of the conference
  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share content
  • 10 online delegate passes for your team and/or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media, etc
  • Master of Ceremonies ‘thank you’ in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion in any PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event
  • Free exhibition space at all future Built Environment Recruitment Fair’s

Best Practice Presentation Partner

Best Practice Presentation Partner

Exhibitor Package

£500+VAT

If you’re looking for access to the event and a space to meet online delegates and chat with them – then our exhibitor package is perfect. Some people can be reluctant to approach exhibition stands – but online it’s different and you’ll be inundated with enquiries and questions about your brand. Benefits include:

  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share downloadable content such as literature
  • 5 online delegate passes for your team or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media etc
  • Master of Ceremonies “thank you” in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion with all PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event
  • Free exhibition space at all future Built Environment Recruitment Fair’s

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

Our online conferences will merge our face-to-face conferences with a virtual platform – providing networking opportunities, exceptional panel discussions and debates, speaker presentations and an exhibition hall.

Here’s a little video highlighting what to expect

And here’s a bit more information of key areas of our online events…

You’ll receive unique log-in details and URL a week or so before the event to gain access.

Main Stage

On here you’ll be able to navigate what is in our ‘Programme’ where our speakers, panels and discussions will take place. You’ll be able to get involved in the discussion, ask questions and more.

Networking Lounges

You can connect with the attendees in our networking lounges – video chatting with others at the event.

Exhibition Area

View our partners and sponsors, have a chat with them and learn more about their business.

Tickets

Tickets are not currently available for this event.

Details

Date:
Tuesday, 18th May 2021

Time:
0920hrs – 1600hrs

Venue

Online – All in the Loop


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