Strategies to Increase the Viability of Brownfield Land in the Midlands

Technical & Funding Solutions to Successfully Unlock Challenging Brownfield & Contaminated Sites and Accelerate Development 

The Government's Midlands Engine Strategy, and the £1.62 billion of Local Growth Fund money provided to Midlands LEPs has already enabled, and continues to allow, investment in infrastructure and the capability to unlock business and housing development in the region.  

A pledge to “get Britain building” coupled with pressures to avoid greenfield development, and a need to regenerate and bring new life to town centres, has put brownfield and previously-used land at the heart of this agenda. 

Although, frequently the perception is that bringing brownfield land back into re-use is costly, has long timescales and is fraught with uncertainties. Obstacles such as complicated or unclear ownership makes land purchase difficult, and physical challenges such as contamination and lack of infrastructure significantly reduces the perceived viability of brownfield sites, hindering or preventing their redevelopment.  

However, as this brand-new regional conference will highlight; policy, technical and funding solutions are available to help reduce the risks and potential costs of brownfield and contaminated land development, increasing investor and developer confidence and engagement, and so maximising brownfield viability.

This informative one-day event will bring together local authorities, developers, policy-makers and other stakeholders to explore the use of new funding streams and planning tools, provide technical guidance for effectively identifying and overcoming barriers such as uncertain ground conditions and contamination risk, and provide cost-effective remediation and waste management solutions  

With a specific regional focus on brownfield development projects across the Midlands, a large part of the programme consists of case studies and "real-life" projects, demonstrating successful partnership approaches to unlocking brownfield land and maximising growth and delivery.  

Event sponsorship

Brownfield Briefing is inviting appropriate sponsors and exhibitors to this event and, in doing so, to benefit from a complete promotional package in the lead up to the live event itself. To learn more about the full range of exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities at this conference, download the 2018 Exhibitor and Sponsorship Pack here, call +44 (0)203 637 2191, email or click on the button below.