Greater Manchester is the undisputed economic powerhouse of the North, with an GVA of £75bn and a population of more than 2.7m people. Add to that the fact it is home to some of the most ambitious councils in the country, each boasting dynamic regeneration plans, and it is clear that GM is a force to be reckoned with.
Our panel of experts will weigh in on where the opportunities lie in GM and where the Manchester market will go next.
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8am Arrival, networking and breakfast
9.10am Panel discussion: Growth of the twin cities
Alex Russell, chief executive officer, Property Alliance Group
Kurt Partington, head of development, Salford City Council
Louise Emmott, managing director, Kingsdene
Shelagh McNerney, head of regeneration – Eastern Gateway, Manchester City Council
9.55am Networking break
10.25am Panel discussion: Greater Manchester’s planning predicament
Rebecca Coley, head of planning & development, Trafford Council
Howard Lord, managing director, CERT Property
Ellie Philcox, director, Euan Kellie Property Solutions
11.05am Comfort break
11.15am Panel discussion: The power of the towns
Neil Eccles, head of innovation, Rochdale Development Agency
Sandy Livingstone, executive director of property, Onward Homes
Lynne Ridsdale, chief executive, Bury Council
Sabine Dunstan, development manager, Capital&Centric
Steven Knowles, director of development management, Muse Places
12pm Lunch with further networking
- ELLIE PHILCOX, EUAN KELLIE PROPERTY SOLUTIONS | An experienced town planning consultant having advised on a range of high-profile instructions across Greater Manchester on behalf of Salboy, Property Alliance Group, L&Q and Step Places.
- NEIL ECCLES, ROCHDALE DEVELOPMENT AGENCY | Responsible for economic development, place marketing and inward investment. Neil is a driving force behind the Atom Valley Mayoral Development Zone and leads a number of regeneration programmes including the Advanced Machinery & Productivity Innovation Centre and the Sustainable Materials Translational Research Centre.
- REBECCA COLEY, TRAFFORD COUNCIL | Projects include delivering the strategic sites at Trafford Waters, Lumina Village and Carrington through reserved matters planning applications, and the adoption of the Civic Quarter Area Action Plan and the Trafford Design Code.
- SANDY LIVINGSTONE, ONWARD HOMES | Responsible for the delivery of Onward’s development programme of 5,000 new homes by 2030, a £100m retrofit programme addressing some of Onward’s least energy-efficient properties, and procurement of all the goods and services the group uses.
- HOWARD LORD, CERT PROPERTY | Current projects in development include; the SONA BTR scheme, a community living building in Ardwick, Royal Canal Works in Stretford, a high quality affordable housing development under construction in partnership with Southway Housing Trust, and Peelers Yard, a residential development in New Cross.
- LYNNE RIDSDALE, BURY COUNCIL | Leading inclusive growth strategies across the borough of Bury including two £40m levelling up sites in partnership with DLUHC; a pipeline of 700 new homes this year and a joint venture for the development of Northern Gateway – potentially the largest industrial site in the UK.
- STEVEN KNOWLES, MUSE PLACES | Responsible for the delivery of Muse Places' numerous projects within urban centres across the North West region. Specific projects include Talbot Gateway, Blackpool, Birkenhead Town Centre, Wirral and Times Square, Warrington.
- LOUISE EMMOTT, KINGSDENE | Provides developers with either combined or individual UK and international sales and marketing strategies from conception to completion and is passionate about delivering the appropriate design and specification of individual apartments and amenity spaces to create residential communities.
- SABINE DUNSTAN, CAPITAL&CENTRIC | Responsible for the restoration of Civic, transforming the former Wigan Civic Centre into design-led workspace. Capital&Centric has a number of projects across Greater Manchester, including the £60m Weir Mill, 97-home Farnworth Green, and Neighbourhood Bolton.
- SHELAGH MCNERNEY, MANCHESTER CITY COUNCIL | Leads on a range of development and regeneration priorities focused in East Manchester currently, focused on completing Ancoats. Shelagh has led multiple teams of investors, property experts, developers, planners, architects, artists and businesses in UK towns & cities alongside politicians and diverse residential communities for over 30 years.
- KURT PARTINGTON, SALFORD CITY COUNCIL | Based within the council’s regeneration team with involvement in strategic programme and project support to major cross-cutting capital investment projects, and programmes across the city.
This event is sponsored by Telcom, Morgan Sindall Construction, Onward Homes, JMW, LUC, and Euan Kellie Property Solutions.
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