DEVELOPERS, investors and land owners headed to Coventry to discuss the transformation of the region over the coming years.
West Midlands Growth Company, IM Properties, Arden Cross, Urban Growth Company and others showcased their billions of pounds worth of their forthcoming projects at the Coventry Building Society Arena.
The conference was not an exclusive club for the big names, but also a unique opportunity for small businesses and local start-ups and to rub shoulders, pitch their ideas and meet these key decision-makers.
Chief Executive of event organisers Built Environment Networking, Keith Griffiths said: “We are passionate about cutting through the red tape and getting ambitious companies from across the sector – like Tier One contractors, building consultancies, Legal firms and architects – in front of the movers and shakers.”
The Midlands has an economy of £222bn each year and with that comes over £10bn in inward investment to improve infrastructure, deliver housing, logistics and commercial space in the next 18 months. This conference will provide a platform for regional leadership to share insight into their plans to develop an inclusive, innovative Midlands – and you can introduce yourself.”
Topics for 2022 will include creating a zero carbon Midlands, science and innovation, solving the housing crisis, building smarter and healthier cities, and maximising the potential of the Midlands Engine.
Projects up for discussion include the £3billion Arden Cross project, University of Warwick Science Park future plans and £500m Birmingham Airport development.