Registration and Networking
Chair’s Welcome and Introduction
Keynote Building a Northern Powerhouse
The Northern Powerhouse is all about boosting the local economy through the means of innovation, skills growth, infrastructure investment and culture, with strong backing from Government, including the promise to fund the high-speed rail route between Manchester and Leeds. Between 2015 and 2020 the government will have spent over £13billion improving and modernising northern transport – a record level of investment, whilst also tackling housing, the business environment, citizens and research and development.
- Understanding the Role and Responsibilities of the Northern Powerhouse;
- How the Northern Powerhouse is dealing with development and infrastructure;
- Future plans and investments.
Delivered by VHE
Refreshments and Networking
- Land Acquisition and Funding
Strategic Land Promotion
Paul SmithManaging Director, The Strategic Land Group
- Finding suitable land identified through Local Plans;
- Working with multi-agencies;
- Understanding the planning hurdles;
- Setting the right planning strategy
Bringing Value from Brownfield
Trevor AdeyArea Head of Business Development, The Land Trust
- Understanding the societal, environmental and biodiversity benefits of brownfield;
- Balancing the need between, housing, greenspace and industry;
- Ensuring stock requirements are met.
Funding Brownfield Redevelopment
- Land Remediation Relief (LRR) key features;
- Tax Incremental Financing overview;
- Using environmental insurance to manage risk.
Lunch and Networking
- Remediation Strategies and Techniques
Next Generation Continuous Monitoring for Ground-Gas
John NaylorTechnical Director, GGS
- Insights into the next generation of ground-gas continuous monitoring devices and services
- Introduction to the GGS GasSentinel® instrumentation and its capabilities
- Investigation into new analysis tools for risk assessment
Consideration of Coal Mining in Redevelopment of Sites
The Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in Contaminated Land Risk Assessment
- Understanding the role of UAV’s in the contaminated land agenda;
- Revolutionising the approach to field-based site investigations;
- Accepting UAV data as an integral part of the contaminated land industry’s digital tools.
Afternoon Refreshments and Networking
- Regional Case Studies
York Central is one of the largest brownfield regeneration sites in England, with some parts of the rail-locked space restricted to rail uses for more than 150 years. The site is located next to the City of York’s existing retail and business core and railway station. York station will also be linked to the new HS2 network.
York Central offers the opportunity to create a series of new city centre residential and business neighbourhoods including a high-quality central business district with improved access to the city’s railway station. The project will deliver more than 6,500 new jobs, over 100,000 m2 of commercial space and up to 2500 new homes.
After acquiring The Mersey Docks and Harbour Company in 2006, The Peel Group set to work on Liverpool Waters, an ambitious 30-year vision to comprehensively transform the city’s northern docks. Regenerating a 60-hectare stretch to create a world-class, high-quality, mixed-use waterfront quarter in central Liverpool and bringing life back to the historic docklands.
Working in partnership with Liverpool City Council, the UK Government and other stakeholders, Liverpool Waters secured outline planning permission in 2013, with approximately 2,000,000 sq.m. of development floorspace including 9,000 residential units, 315,000 sq.m. of business space and 53,000 sq.m. of hotel and conference facilities.
Kirkstall Forge has been of industrial importance since the 12th century, contributing significantly to Leeds reputation. In fact, this was the longest continually used industrial site in the UK. The Forge manufactured motor vehicle axels and steel bars until the site closed in 2003.
The next exciting chapter of the Forge’s history is the re-development of this brownfield site has been made possible due to the railway station that opened in 2016. The railway links have connected the Kirkstall Forge to Leeds City Centre in just six minutes, opening up the site and providing the catalyst to kick-start work on the first commercial office building and the first phase of housing. The new development will breathe life back into this historic site, re-establishing Kirkstall as an integral and prosperous part of the city.