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West of England Development Conference; Sponsored by HGL – Commercial Construction

Wednesday, 12th May 2021 0930hrs – 1545hrs

This major one-day event is a must for construction and property firms working within the area. It will focus on the phenomenal opportunities the region presents with a focus on driving investment, regeneration, development, economic growth and the ‘building back better’ agenda across the West of England.

Billions of pounds in development projects are to be discussed and exclusive new projects will be launched. High level speakers from across the region from the public and private sectors will share their expertise on stage through a series of panel discussions, Q&As and presentations.

This event offers a unique opportunity to meet the biggest names from across the West of England and get an understanding of the current marketplace and where your new business opportunities lie, with inside intel set to be shared on procurement opportunities, project timeframes and more. Talking points will include:

  • Weston-Super-Mare’s regeneration masterplan
  • Update on the 635-acre Gravity project
  • Keepmoat Homes’ 1st scheme in Weston-super-Mare
  • Goram’s plans for 1,700 new homes in Bristol
  • Proposals for Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone
  • Abri’s 1,000 homes per year commitment
  • Grainger’s 231 unit BTR scheme in Bristol
  • Rengen’s £400m development pipeline
  • Alliance Homes’ strategy of delivering new homes
  • Network Rail Property’s resi developments
  • Platform Housing’s exclusive development ambitions
  • Abri’s affordable housing scheme in Bristol

Speakers include:

09:30-09:50 Doors Open & Networking

Enjoy some networking time with those also attending the conference and visit the exhibitors – with the ability to video chat with attendees, enter the speed networking area or visit the booths of our sponsors.

09:50-11:00 Session One: Building Back Better in the West of England; Sponsored by HGL Commercial Construction

Local authority leadership will come together with developers and other regional stakeholders to discuss the West of England’s ‘build back better’ strategy and how the challenges  of 2020 will influence regeneration priorities going forward.

Chair: Built Environment Networking; Phil Laycock, Director

North Somerset Council; Lucy Shomali, Director of Development and Environment

This is Gravity; Claire Pearce, Director of Planning & Economic Development

Network Rail Property; Kirsten Durie, Principal Development Manager

Platform Housing Group; Gerraint Oakley, Executive Director for Growth and Development

11:00-11:30 Networking & Exhibition

During the break period you’re able to move around the event – with a speed networking area to allow you to video chat at random so get your elevator pitch ready. 

You can also invite any other attendee to video chat, direct message.

And you can visit our exhibitions, chatting directly to them or watch their brand video and register your interest.

11:05-11:20 – Utilising Technology to Accelerate the Planning Process

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

VU.CITY; Peter Cutler, Business Development Manager

11:30-12:30 Session Two: Housebuilding and Inclusive Communities

Some of the region’s most active residential developers come together to unveil future projects and placemaking aspirations to deliver thousands of new homes in an economically inclusive an sustainable manner with a series of high level presentations and Q&A.

Chair: (Available to Sponsor)

Keepmoat Homes; Dan Haines, Regional Director

Alliance Homes; Louise Swain, Group Chief Executive

Goram Homes; Stephen Baker, Managing Director

12:30-13:00 Networking & Exhibition

During the break period you’re able to move around the event – with a speed networking area to allow you to video chat at random so get your elevator pitch ready. 

You can also invite any other attendee to video chat, direct message.

And you can visit our exhibitions, chatting directly to them or watch their brand video and register your interest.

13:00-14:00 Session Three: Major Development Projects

A host of the region’s most exciting and large scale major development projects which are set to transform the region and bring billions worth of investment into the region will be unveiled and unpacked as part of a high level series of presentations and Q&A.

Chair: (Available to Sponsor)

Grainger PLC; Isabelle Phillips, Acquisitions Manager

Cubex; Elgan Jones, Associate Director

Rengen Developments; Chris Birakos, Development Director

Abri; Michelle Hyde, Head of Land and Planning, West

14:00-14:15 Networking & Exhibition

During the break period you’re able to move around the event – with a speed networking area to allow you to video chat at random so get your elevator pitch ready. 

You can also invite any other attendee to video chat, direct message.

And you can visit our exhibitions, chatting directly to them or watch their brand video and register your interest.

14:15-15:15 Session Four: Major Investment Opportunities in association with UKREIIF

The audience will hear from a host of organisations who have land available and are looking to the investor market for help in developing it.

Chair: (Available to Sponsor)

15:15-15:45 Networking, Exhibition & Close

We’re set to have a number of excellent speakers take to the stage who’re influencing the future of the region. They include:

North Somerset Council – Lucy Shomali, Director of Development and Environment

The regeneration of Weston-super-Mare has seen over £75m invested into the town centre over the last ten years, creating a vibrant and diverse town focused around living, learning and lifestyle. Lucy will share more intel on North Somerset Council’s future regeneration plans for Weston-super-Mare and the surrounding area.

Goram Homes – Stephen Baker, Managing Director

Goram Homes have massive plans for Bristol having been given the go-head to move forward plans to build more than 1,700 new homes – including over 600 affordable properties – on sites across the city. The plan is projected to provide a major boost for the local economy, with £250m set to be spent on the construction of new projects – 75% of which will be earmarked for local companies.  Bristol is also set to benefit from new public spaces and ecological features as part of the Goram Homes Business Plan, which was recently approved by Bristol City Council’s cabinet members. Stephen will join the session to give more intel on these exciting schemes and how they will make new thriving communities in Bristol.

This is Gravity – Claire Pearce, Director of Planning & Economic Development

Gravity is bringing forward fresh plans for a smart campus at the former Royal Ordnance Factory site in Somerset, which will create 4,000 jobs and attract international investment into the UK. Claire, Gravity’s Director for Planning and Economic Development, is working with stakeholders to drive opportunities into the South West, and is re-imaging a new consent through a Local Development Order which is focused on economic transformation and clean growth.

Cubex – Elgan Jones, Associate Director

Cubex have been successfully delivering schemes in the West of England market for a number of years now and are noted for being one of the most reliable developers by different elements of the public sector. Their pipeline shows no sign of abating including the £63m Millwrights Place project, HALO, Coopers Court and Finzels Reach.

Abri – Michelle Hyde, Head of Land and Planning, West

Abri’s latest development in Bristol will be at the The Old Brewery site in Southville where they will build 107 affordable homes and seven commercial units. This scheme forms part of Abri’s commitment is to deliver at least 1,000 new homes every year, and they are looking to exceed that target with this scheme. Michelle will give more details on this scheme and other developments in the West of England which will help them break 1,000 homes built per year.

Rengen Developments – Chris Birakos, Development Director

Rengen have big expansion plans for the next 12 to 18 months. Having found success with the same method after the 2008 recession, the residential and student accommodation specialist said it planned to capitalise on the current economic climate and ramp up spending – currently at £200 million in gross development value but aiming to double that. Chris will join the session to reveal more about Rengen’s expansion plans.

Grainger PLC – Isabelle Phillips, Acquisitions Manager

As the UK’s largest residential landlord Grainger and one of the biggest names in Build to Rent and have a long term pipeline of 9,000 BtR homes worth £2 billion. They are pushing ahead with a number of projects with Bristol being a key target city for Grainger. The latest project is the 231 unit scheme being developed by Cubex and Isabelle will give more intel on this scheme and Grainger’s future plans in Bristol and the wider region.

 

Keepmoat Homes – Dan Haines, Regional Director

Keepmoat Homes are to build 425 new residences at Parklands Village, Weston-super-Mare, making this the developer’s first venture in the area. The scheme, in partnership with Homes England, will deliver much-needed homes in the area, including 30% affordable homes, 20% accessible homes and 15% zero carbon homes, with the remainder achieving up to 80% reduction on carbon output. The homes will be built using modern methods of construction, using off-site, precision-manufactured components which will improve the efficiency and quality of the build process. Dan will give more intel on this scheme and Keepmoat’s plans for further development in the West of England.

Alliance Homes – Louise Swain, Group Chief Executive

Louise will join the panel to discuss their delivery partnership with Curo which will ensure they can continue to create more high quality affordable homes for people who need them. They recently secured a pipeline of grant funding which will support their strategy of delivering 2,000 new homes over the next ten years but with ambitions to increase that total. Louise will give more intel on these plans in the South West including schemes in North Somerset.

VU.CITY – Peter Cutler, Business Development Manager

Peter Cutler is a Business Development Manager at VU.CITY with a particular focus on England’s South East and the Midlands.

VU.CITY is a game-changing solution for urban development teams and is being used to speed up all aspects of the planning process from design concept stage right through to planning application submissions.

Their accurate 3D city models allow for collaborative virtual feasibility and visual impact studies for proposed developments across 20+ cities in the UK and internationally.

Network Rail Property – Kirsten Durie, Principal Development Manager

Network Rail are part of the proposals for more than 20,000 jobs and up to 10,000 new homes in Bristol over the next 25 years are part of a newly published “vision” for one of the biggest regeneration projects in the country. Plans to transform the Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone and the industrial inner suburb of St Philip’s Marsh, are expected to bring £1.6bn to the city’s economy each year. Kirsten will discuss these the proposal and also give insight into NRP’s wider residential development plans in the West of England.

Platform Housing Group – Gerraint Oakley, Executive Director Growth and Development

As one of the UK’s most ambitious registered providers, Platform have major development ambitions across the OxCam’s Arc with the hope of delivering thousands of new homes. As part of this session, Geriant talks exclusively to our audience about their plans, the towns and cities they are bringing forward sites at and how their approach to regeneration fosters inclusive economic growth.

Associate your brand with the West of England Development Conference and position your brand at the forefront of one of the UK’s biggest discussions and debates around development in the region.

Package Exhibition Stand Chair/ Speaking Opportunity Tickets VIP Backstage Access Cost (+VAT)
Conference Partner Yes Yes 15 Yes £2,500 Sold Out
Session Partner Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,500 View Details
Session One Partner: Building Back Better in the West of England Yes Yes Yes Sold Out
Best Practice Presentation Package Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,500 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 and the whole built environment industry.

Conference Partner

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

Session One Partner: Building Back Better in the West of England

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

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

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

keith.griffiths@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 to join our online event via computer or phone – and you’ll be greeted with an easy navigation tool. You’ll be able to navigate to:

Main Stage

Where our ‘Programme’ will take place with excellent speakers and content. You’ll be able to get involved, asking questions and taking part in live polls.

Networking Area

Just like a real conference you’ll be able to meet and connect with new people in our forum. You can directly request to chat with someone or you can enter our ‘speed networking’ area to meet numerous new people within the industry. Get your elevator pitch ready!

Sponsor / Exhibitor Area

Meet our partners and sponsors – view what they’re all about, video chat with them and download their literature and product information.

Tickets

Event Ticket: West of England Development Conference £80.00

Attendee 1

Attendee ticket price: £80

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Details

Date:
Wednesday, 12th May 2021

Time:
0930hrs – 1545hrs

Cost:
£80 – £80

Venue

Online – Hopin


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