WhatHouse? New Homes Debate in partnership with Show House magazine

Organiser: Dwayne Neveu
Location: Old Trafford, Manchester

The WhatHouse? New Homes Debate is a morning of lively, interactive panel discussions with senior property industry figures, local leaders and regional influencers, chaired by Lord Hague, debating, in front of an invited audience, the key housing issues affecting Manchester and the wider north-west and Northern Powerhouse.

After the huge success of our inaugural New Homes Debate held in London last autumn, it was natural to move the conversation north and to Manchester – a city where residential development is fuelling the fastest growing economy outside the south-east.

Chaired once again by Lord William Hague, the former foreign secretary, and leader of the Conservative Party, the morning promises to hold challenging and stimulating discussions about the city and the region’s housing future.

What to expect

To get a flavour of what to expect, check out the video from the WhatHouse? New Homes Debate – Housing London 2020 and beyond that we held at the Emirates Stadium in September 2016.


  • 9am Registration with tea, coffee & breakfast
  • 9.30am Welcome
  • 9.45am Why Manchester?
  • 10.15am The Housebuilding agenda
  • 11.15am Build-to-Rent and PRS
  • 12pm Uniting the City
  • 1pm Networking and buffet lunch

*Agenda subject to change

Tony Pidgley, chairman of the Berkeley Group, speaking after the London event, said: “William Hague was an excellent chairman. We need more debates like this; the opportunity for the industry to gets its message across.”

Is this event for you?

This morning event at Old Trafford is for senior professionals within the housebuilding industry.

The event is completely free, all you have to do is register your interest and a member of the WhatHouse? and Show House magazine teams will be in contact to confirm your place.

Register your interest on Eventbrite here: