Programme Announced for Estate Regeneration: What Next?

03 October 2018



We are delighted to announce the confirmed programme for the upcoming symposium, hosted by Birmingham City Council and supported by MHCLG, 'Estate Regeneration: What Next?'


The Estate Regeneration National Strategy was launched in winter 2016 under the last administration and attracted interest from 100 places that received Government support. This event will consider the way forward for the Estate Regeneration programme and will examine the challenges faced by different programmes across England. 

This free event will take place on Monday 15 October (10:00 - 16:00) at the Banqueting Suite at the Council House, Victoria Square, Birmingham, B1 1BB.



Who should attend:

  • Local Authority professionals delivering Estate Regeneration Programmes
  • Contractors and other construction professionals
  • Housing Association partnership specialists
  • Architects and consultants


Register Here









Registration, coffee and networking




Opening Session

    Shelagh Grant, Chief Executive, The Housing Forum



View from the MHCLG:


Anton Draper, Head of Estate Regeneration, MHCLG



    Building on Success: 
    Clive Skidmore, Assistant Director, Housing Development, Birmingham City Council



Community Engagement and Managing Expectations


This session will consider some examples of great community engagement and the challenge of dealing with increased community expectations.




Moderated by Helen Nicol, Director, Blue Chula












Vicky Miller, Head of Regeneration, livin






Kathryn Eames, Head of Regeneration, Milton Keynes Council 






Barry McCullough, Partner, Levitt Bernstein









Followed by Q&A




Coffee break




Measuring & Maximising the Social Impact of Estate Regeneration


This session will examine the different ways Estate Regeneration delivers social impact, how it can be factored in to programmes and the best ways to measure success




Moderated by Paul Clark, Director, Fairground Ventures








Leigh Scott, Head of Regeneration, Home Group 



Robert Pollock, Director, Social Finance 




Clare Tostevin, Director of Communities, Rochdale Borough Homes





Followed by Q&A









Finance – The Art of the Possible


In areas of lower demand securing funding for regeneration is challenging. This session will look at specific issues and possible solutions to financing projects.




Moderated by Ian Winslet, Director, ARK Consultants












Steve Partridge, Director Housing Consultancy, Savills






Delia Beddis, Partner, Newbridge Advisers






Claire Herbert-Golden, Programme & Project Co-ordinator, Bristol City Council









Followed by Q&A




Vehicles for Delivery


This session will look at the innovative legal and partnering arrangements that are available to secure the resources and skills required to deliver results with some practical examples.




Moderated by Scott Dorling, Partner, Trowers & Hamlins












John East, Strategic Advisor, Melton Borough Council






Carl Brazier, Director of Housing and Customer Services, Stoke City Council









Followed by Q&A




Closing Remarks and Final Q&A




Closing Remarks:



Andy von Bradsky, Chairman, The Housing Forum


Followed by networking lunch and depart