Universities as Regenerators

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Organiser: Place North West
Location: Manchester City Centre Holiday Inn, 25 Aytoun Street, M1 3DT
Phone: 07811 987023

Despite funding pressures and future uncertainty, universities are leading the way with ambitious build programmes in cities across the region. Hear from Salford City Council, Salford University, UCLan and more at Place North West’s update on the higher education sector.

Sponsored by Morgan Sindall, the breakfast event will take place on the morning of Thursday 6 July, at the Holiday Inn on Aytoun Street in Manchester city centre.

The session will begin with an overview of the current trends and opportunities in higher education by George Griffith, head of university consulting at CBRE, followed by a presentation from Salford University and Salford City Council on emerging campus regeneration plans.

A panel will then take place, with discussion looking at student accommodation demand, Brexit pressures, and planning for research functions. The funding climate with cuts from Government, combined with an uncertain future regarding student fees, will also be debated.

The agenda for the day will be as follows:

8am Arrival, networking and breakfast

8.45am Welcome from conference chair Jessica Middleton-Pugh, deputy editor at Place North West

8.50am Market overview from George Griffith, head of university consulting at CBRE

9.05am Presentation: Shelagh McNerney, head of development at Salford City Council, and Phil Cusack, council member at the University of Salford

9.20am Panel discussion:

  • Alex Solk, partner, Sheppard Robson
  • Joel Arber, pro-vice chancellor, University of Central Lancashire
  • David Boles, director, Buro Four
  • George Griffith, head of university consulting, CBRE
  • Shelagh McNerney, head of development, Salford City Council
  • Phil Cusack, council member, University of Salford

10.15am Networking and refreshments

11am Close

Tickets are priced at £50+VAT.