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Future Development Plans – Leeds; Sponsored by Ward Hadaway

Friday, 10th September 2021 1345hrs – 1530hrs

This virtual event will delve into the development, investment and regeneration opportunities and proposed projects across Leeds.

With Leeds city centre set to double in size, regeneration and residential ambitions that will see thousands of jobs created and thousands of home built as well as major infrastructure schemes such as HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail set to enhance the city’s connectivity, 2021 is set to be an exciting year for the city. At this event, delegates will hear from the public sector leadership driving the aforementioned and a host of major private sector developers who are capitalising on projected growth to deliver major property projects across the region

Speakers for this event include:

Jonathan Dickson,
Roisin Dennis,
Development Lead
John Inglis,
Head of Design
Cllr Helen Hayden,
Executive Member for Infrastructure and Climate
  • Leeds City Council – Leeds City Council are currently investing tens of millions of pounds in infrastructure upgrades to the city centre to increase connectivity as well as help the city reduce congestion and reach its sustainability targets. The council is also heavily investing in flood storage with other £100 million worth of work currently in motion or in the pipeline. Cllr Helen Hayden will join the session to speak about these plans for the city as well as looking head to the council’s future infrastructure and transport plans.
  • Yorkshire Water – Yorkshire Water have extensive plans to redevelop and repurpose the historic buildings that make up their estate including the creation of a flagship centre of excellence for learning and wellbeing which will provide a venue for Yorkshire Water’s new training academy for colleagues and the wider water industry. Roisin will go into more detail on these schemes as well as providing intel on Yorkshire Water’s wider development plans for their land and property portfolio.
  • Get Living – Get Living recently announced major plans to build nearly 800 flats on an “eyesore” former industrial site near Leeds city centre. The £177 million scheme will see flats spread across eight buildings of between eight and twenty three floors in height and the development will include commercial units. John will join this session to give more intel on this scheme and showcase their vision for this site which has been left derelict for a number of years.
  • Ward Hadaway – Jonathan Dickson is a partner who specialises in all aspects of non-contentious commercial real estate and regularly advises in the investment, regeneration, development  and landlord/tenant, sectors. In particular Jonathan specialises in the following:
  • Investment work and regularly advises investment funds and private investors on the acquisition and disposal of industrial, office, retails and mixed use schemes.
  • The acquisition of development land whether by way of option agreements, promotion agreements, conditional sale agreements.
  • Disposal of development land and projects often incorporating deferred payments and complex overage and clawback arrangements.
  • Joint venture and collaboration arrangements for all forms of development and regeneration work with a particular emphasis on arrangements for the protection of the public realm and strategic open space.
  • Infrastructure and utility aspects of large scale development projects from the perspective of the landowner whose land the infrastructure and utilities need to be accessed over.
  • Landlord and tenant work – Jonathan frequently advises both landlords and tenants on this type of work. This means that he is able to see both sides and perspectives during negotiations and uses this to achieve a sensible solution on each transaction.
  • Negotiating telecommunication agreements for land owners.

Associate your brand with this Webinar and position your brand at the forefront of the discussion around the future development happening in Leeds. We have various partnership packages available, including opportunities to speak on the webinar, allowing you to present your message to your target audience and receive maximum brand awareness and impact. Packages available include:

Package Chair/ Speaking Opportunity VIP Access Cost (+VAT)
Webinar Partner Yes Yes £1,500 Sold Out
Exhibitor Partner Yes £500 View Details

Webinar Partner

Exhibitor Partner


Become an exhibition partner for this event to get exhibition space and branding before, during and after the event with benefits including:

  • Exhibition space at the interactive webinar
  • Five tickets for your business or client contacts
  • Access to the VIP speakers room – connect with the speakers before and after the event
  • Access to the video of the webinar
  • Branding including on the webinar, on the website, all emails prior to the event and more.
  • One editorial or case study shared on our news section and promoted through social media
  • Chairman’s ‘thank you’ in the opening and closing webinar speech

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 are not currently available for this event.


Friday, 10th September 2021

1345hrs – 1530hrs


Online – Hopin

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