Creating Homes; Building Communities - North West
EVENT SPEAKERS INCLUDE
Group Board Director
Nathan has been with Urban Splash since 2002.
Nathan has been responsible for the delivery of some of Urban Splash’s iconic regeneration schemes at Fort Dunlop, Rotunda and its ‘upside down’ houses in Salford.
Whilst still retaining responsibility for high profile developments at the Royal William Yard in Plymouth, and New Islington, Manchester his role now also includes overseeing the groups £100m Investment portfolio. He also oversees the majority of the Groups Investment and land acquisitions / disposals.
In 2016, Nathan led the bid team that won a developer competition to develop Icknield Port Loop in Birmingham, a 43 acre mixed use site. The company’s largest land acquisition to date.
Now based in Manchester, Nathan is from Nottingham and keen follower of Nottingham Forest and Sale Rugby Club.
Head of Public Sector Land
Nicola is Head of Public Sector land for Homes England in the North West, leading a team of surveyors and planners in de-risking and disposing of Homes England substantial land portfolio, as well as leading on the Government’s Garden Village and Housing Infrastructure Fund programmes in the North West.
Nicola is a Town Planner with 17 years’ experience working in the public and private sectors, focusing on planning policy, strategy, site promotion, development economics and viability, infrastructure delivery and community engagement. Working predominantly in the housing and commercial sectors, she has done extensive work on the promotion, de-risking and disposal of large scale development sites. She has considerable delivery experience in the co-ordination and submission of large scale outline and detailed planning applications.
Rick de Blaby
Rick is focused on growing Get Living’s platform and creating new neighbourhoods across the UK that capture Get Living’s vision to change the way we live and rent in cities.
Rick has over 38 years’ experience in development and investment in both the residential and commercial sectors, with a particular interest in regeneration and design. Prior to Get Living, Rick was CEO of United House Group and prior to that, CEO of MEPC.
Rick is Non-Executive Chairman of Miller Developments, Non-Executive Director of Altitude Real Estate, Non-Executive Director of Curo Housing Association and Chairman of the Kinetic Foundation Charity.
Rise Homes Ltd (formerly Housing Capital Trust)
Nigel has considerable property, construction and plc experience. His previous board roles include Assura plc, a listed property development and investment company operating in the healthcare sector and The Westbury Property Fund (now Stobart Group). He is currently on the Boards of Pochin’s Ltd and Rowlinson Holdings Ltd.
Since 2012 Nigel has run his own residential development business, Housing Capital Trust, which has delivered several large-scale and very successful residential Build to Rent projects such as Tribe apartments (192 units in Ancoats completed in 2015 and sold to Grainger in late 2017) and Maritime Apartments (318 units in Barrow-in-Furness completed in 2016). Rise Homes is currently on site at the former Stagecoach site on Princess Parkway (92 low rise apartments bespoke for rent) and the former Sorting Office on the station approach in Stockport (117 spacious apartments bespoke for rent plus 12,500 sq ft of flexible workspace).
Sigma Capital Group plc
Hayley joined Sigma Capital Group plc in October 2018, taking up the newly created post of Regional Director for the
North West. Sigma are the largest provider of institutionally funded PRS
family homes in the country, with 2,525 completed properties and 3,007 homesunder construction at the present time.
A town planner by background, Hayley is responsible for analysing the suitability of potential new development opportunities and assessing how well locations will work for the Sigma business model. Hayley then takes sites through the investment, planning and acquisition process, working closely with a number of house building partners and local authorities.
Before joining Sigma Hayley had spent twelve years at Salford City Council working on the delivery of large scale transformative regeneration projects including Chapel Street, New Bailey and Embankment, Greengate.
Partner - Head of Section - Manchester
Trowers & Hamlins LLP
Suzanne is the head of Trowers & Hamlins’ Manchester office and leads the north west Real Estate practice. She specialises in the development of home ownership products working with Homes England in relation to its grant funded sale products, including the shared ownership lease and most recently the £9 billion Help to Buy programme.
Suzanne also sits on the MHCLG joint advisory committee set up to promote the development of the Build to Rent sector. On a wider basis, Suzanne advises clients on large scale property projects, including public private partnerships and regeneration schemes, Suzanne is also the partner in charge of our Residential Sales team in Manchester. Suzanne is named as a Leading Individual in both Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500. She is also an editorial panel member for ThinkHouse a web based resource to promote knowledge sharing in the housing industry as well as being a business representative on MCC’s Our Manchester Forum. Suzanne has also recently taken on the role of Co-Chair for Pro-Manchester's Property and Regeneration Committee.
Our next Breakfast Forum of 2019 in the North West will focus on “CREATING HOMES; BUILDING COMMUNITIES - NORTH WEST”
The challenge of creating more homes in the UK is a massive one – an estimated need of 340,000 new homes per year. In the North West the stakes are high; the aim is to build over 200,000 additional homes over the next 20 years. Outside of pure housing numbers, there is a need to improve the quality and design of homes; to create better places to live and to generate sustainable, inclusive communities, and inspirational neighbourhoods.
Key regions, like the North West, play a vital part in driving UK housing growth and opening up the market to attract investors and housebuilders into the region - therefore their success is critical. Both Public and Private sectors have pivotal roles to play in the process. Homes England, with its increased powers and facilities, is also making a major contribution to enabling and funding house building.
With our diverse panel we will explore: How do we increase housing numbers on the scale required? What are the challenges? What are the priorities? Can MMC enable delivery on scale? How can Private and Public sectors work together to maximise results? Where does BTR fit into the mix? How can affordable homes be delivered? Our contributors are ideally placed to provide us with their insights into the future prospects for the region. We encourage you to get involved in the discussion and ask our expert panel questions on the morning.
Hayley Fielden, Regional Director at Sigma Capital Group plc - Hayley joined Sigma in October 2018, taking up the newly created post of Regional Director for the North West. Sigma are the largest provider of institutionally funded PRS family homes in the country, with 2,525 completed properties and 3,007 homes under construction at the present time.
Nathan Cornish, Group Board Director at Urban Splash has been responsible for the delivery of some of Urban Splash’s most iconic regeneration schemes, the ‘upside down’ houses in Salford and New Islington, Manchester. His role now also includes overseeing the groups £100m Investment portfolio. He also oversees the majority of the Group’s Investment and land acquisitions / disposals.
Nicola Elsworth, Head of Public Sector Land at Homes England has managed multi-million-pound housing development programmes and has delivered large regeneration projects across the North West of England, helping deliver thousands of homes. Her team plays a significant role in helping the government to deliver 340,000 homes a year. It will be fascinating to hear more about the strategy behind this target.
Rick de Blaby, Executive Chairman, Get Living - Get Living are the UK’s leading owner operator of private rental homes in the UK, with 6,000 homes under management. Rick was appointed Deputy Chairman in 2017, with a focus on expanding the group’s platform and seeking out new PRS opportunities throughout the UK. It will be fascinating to understand more about Get Living’s plans for the North West.
Nigel Rawlings, CEO at Rise Homes Ltd (formerly Housing Capital Trust) is currently on the Boards of Pochin’s Ltd and Rowlinson Holdings Ltd. Nigel also runs his own residential development business, Rise Homes, which has delivered several large-scale and very successful residential Build to Rent projects such as Tribe apartments (192 units in Ancoats) and Maritime Apartments (318 units in Barrow-in-Furness). Rise Homes is currently on site at the former Stagecoach site on Princess Parkway, it will be fascinating to hear what is next!
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