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Slough & Berkshire Development Plans 2017

October 4 @ 1530hrs - 1900hrs

Slough & Berkshire Development Plans 2017 | Event


The Thames Valley is enjoying some real momentum at the present time and there are new development and investment opportunities coming to light every day. Placemaking remains very high on the agenda for all parties and the private and public sector partnerships are working well together. The region has never worked so well together.

Since devolution became the buzz word in the UK regions local councils have been far more proactive in terms of securing inward investment, government funding and setting out a development plan for the City. Slough is now ideally poised to take advantage of the momentum from London but also devolution and is becoming a key area for business.

The LEP and the Council are pleased to have an opportunity to update the business community on current development activity and plans and are keen to use this platform to engage and consult with the supply chain.

So when we come back from the summer break and we take stock of the political situation and find out where we are with regards to Brexit . . . . . . . Slough and the Thames Valley will embrace the energy of post summer and will definitely be open for business.

We have a panel ready for you that will provide you with some useful market data, development intelligence and an insight into the region’s investment potential.

Tim Smith the Chief Executive of the LEP has a strategic view on all matters relating to Thames Valley and Berkshire and will explain where Slough fits into the bigger picture.

Andy Howell of Slough Urban Renewal will talk about key schemes in Slough that are set to come to market very soon.

James Lazarus is Head of Property Development at Canal & River Trust who have some schemes in the area that they are going to talk about.

Malcolm Parsons is the Route Director for Network Rail who are working together with the LEP on the Western Rail Link to Heathrow which, if realised would reduce the journey time to T5 from Slough, to 6 or 7 minutes.


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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)

VIP Tickets

We have an exciting new opportunity for you – buy a VIP ticket to this event and come to dinner straight after the event with the speakers who have accepted an invitation, see below.

Great food, good wine and excellent conversation.

VIP Ticket Privileges

  • FREE attendance at the after-event Speakers Dinner
  • Reserved seating in the front two rows at the event
  • Guaranteed tickets even at sold-out events
  • Up to 20 x VIP tickets available at each event
  • VIP Name Badges

Dinner Venue – Tummies





Come to dinner and join:

  • James Lazarus – Canal & River Trust
  • Andy Howell – Slough Urban Renewal/Morgan Sindall Investments
  • Others to be confirmed


Amanda Coupland, Director; Built Environment Networking




Tim Smith MBE, Chief Executive; Thames Valley Berkshire LEP

Tim is the chief executive of Thames Valley Berkshire LEP; one of 38 LEPs in England. His remit is to deliver the LEP’s £182m investment programme and achieve an uplift of GVA worth £700m to Thames Valley Berkshire, over five years.

He was previously the director of Reading UK CIC and prior to that one of the first local council chief executives to achieve the government’s benchmark for a ‘Quality Council’. Between 2006 and 2008 Tim was an advisor to DCLG on national partnership policy.


James Lazarus, Head of Property Development; Canal & River Trust

James has 40 years experience in the property industry starting out in local house agency before moving to London and having spells working for Hillier Parker and Weatherall Green & Smith. In 1983, he joined a quoted conglomerate to run their property subsidiary English & Overseas Properties, which was floated in 1988. The business was sold in 1999 and James then set up and ran a development management business undertaking small speculative developments for high net worth individuals before joining British Waterways, the predecessor to Canal & River Trust in 2006. James lives in Hertfordshire and enjoys travel, skiing and golf and has recently taken up cycling. In the last four years he has completed four long distance cycle rides raising almost £30,000 for C&RT.


Andy Howell, General Manager; Slough Urban Renewal/Morgan Sindall Investments

Andy has carved out a successful career within the property arena, displaying unrivalled skills in project management, strategic thinking and team building. As a result, he is well regarded by his team, peers and colleagues alike.

After graduating from the University of Sheffield, Andy served six years with the British Army and saw active operations in the UK and overseas. Following this, he moved into project management at Amey Ventures, during which time he completed a Diploma in Applied Management at Warwick University’s Business School.

From here on, Andy has gained a broad portfolio of property development experience, working for companies such as John Laing Investments and the University Partnerships Programme (UPP). Furthermore, while a Consultant at PCSG, he worked on behalf of 20 major contractors, securing several high profile major infrastructure projects.

From assisting clients in a strategic advisory role, to developing best practice and directing multiple development activities, Andy demonstrates impressive communication and management skills, while successfully showcasing his ability to secure results.

Since joining Slough Urban Renewal (SUR), Andy has been working alongside the Partnership’s board and wider stakeholders to plan and deliver the overall strategic vision. The successful delivery of SUR’s initial projects include The Curve, Slough’s premier new library and cultural centre and ‘Milestone’ a development of 73 new homes. Not only has this resulted in further projects being initiated, but SUR has also picked up numerous industry awards; most notably ‘Procurer of the Year 2017’ at the International Partnership Awards.

With an increased pipeline of regeneration projects planned for the next 10 years, Andy looks forward to continuing to drive SUR’s success, improving the residential, educational, leisure, social and commercial infrastructure of Slough for the benefit of all those who live and work in the town.


Malcolm Parsons, Director, Route Business Development; Network Rail

Slough & Berkshire Development Plans 2017 | Details


October 4
1530hrs - 1900hrs
£65 - £2500


Bayliss House Hotel, Slough


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