Kensington Town Hall, London, Hornton Street, W8 7NX | Hybrid Conference – Attend Physically or Virtually
The UK’s high streets and town centres are under immense pressure; changing shopping habits, the advent of online and the trend of hyperlocal mean local authorities are facing increasing challenges to maintain their position as the epicentre of economic activity.
The Covid-19 crisis has laid bare the problems facing an ever evolving retail sector and the population’s social habits which means stakeholders are having to adapt their places to meet the demands of local people, businesses and visitors. This high level event brings together councils, developers, major investors and built environment experts to share insights and market intelligence about projects that spin out of the £830m Future High Streets Fund and the £3.6bn Towns Fund.
Topics to be discussed:
Hilton Hotels £250m+ national development pipeline Hear about the £1bn transformation of Dudley £850m investment from Future High Streets Fund The future of the MHCLG High Street Taskforce APPG for Town Centre’s future campaign plans
£50m of new schemes in North East Lincolnshire Centre for Cities pandemic recovery report Rivingtonhark’s £750m+ high street masterplan £350m investment for Stockton-on-Tees town centre 12 new development schemes in Swindon & Wiltshire
Speakers for this event include: Baroness Judith Blake, Leader Shadow Spokesperson for Housing, Communities and Local Government Graham Dodd, Managing Director of Development Helen Martin, Chief Officer of Regeneration and Enterprise Stephen Hammond MP, Chair Blathnaid Duffy, Director – Planning, Development and Regeneration Richard McGuckin, Town Centre Development Director Julieta Cuneo, Senior Policy Officer Samuel Rackham, Town Centre Development Project Manager Shahina Johnson MBE, Technical Advisor for Digital and Placeshaping Damien Jaines-White, Assistant Director of Regeneration Liz Sheppard, Commercial Lead Wayne Hemingway, Co-Founder Councillor Gary Sumner, Cabinet Member for Strategic Infrastructure, Transport & Planning Dr Steven Norris, National Head of Planning, Development & Regeneration More Speakers, TBC Soon