Programme announced for next Development Partnership Forum

13 October 2018





After a year of major announcements on housing supply and build quality, the final Development Partnership Forum in 2018 will examine the new opportunities available to the sector. 


This Forum will explore how larger housing associations have a significant role to play through Strategic Partnerships with Homes England. In addition, selected case studies will demonstrate how more local councils are finding ways to form innovative partnerships to develop smaller sites that meet local demand and overcome the challenges of developing complex sites.


This Forum will take place on Friday 23 November from 9:00 - 12:30 at The Housing Forum Offices, 6 Floor, 1 Minster Court, London EC3R 7AA


The Forum is extremely popular and it is best to book early. 


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Registration, coffee and networking




Political developments and the housing agenda – Working with government and Homes England Strategic Partnerships  


Andy von Bradsky, Chairman, The Housing Forum 


Jim Clark, Manager, Policy Connect


David Gannicott, The Hyde Group




How councils can make best use of their land for new housing – a case studyLondon Borough of Barnet and bptw – increasing housing density by utilising small, underused sites


Neill Campbell, Partner - Architecture, bptw


Gerry Cassidy, Partner - Planning, bptw


Amar Mahil, Associate Director, Hunters


Meera Bedi, Head of New Build, Barnet Homes




Coffee break




The challenges of developing complex sites – case studies

    Murphy working with Network Rail to develop Highbury Fields

Shaun Sheldrake, Managing Director, Murphy Construction & Property


Robin Mallalieu, Brady Mallalieu Architects


Donal Nevin, Contracts Manager/Engineer, Murphy

  Development of small sites – SME examples

Tony Battle, Joint Managing Director, Kind & Co

  Waterloo Housing Group & Leamington Spa Council Joint Venture

Anthony Riley, Group Director of Development and Operations, Waterloo Housing Group


Philip Clarke, Major Projects Manager Warwick DC


Alistair Clark, MD AC Lloyd




Final conclusions

    Followed by networking lunch and depart




About Development Partnership Forums

The Development Partnership Forum is an initiative from The Housing Forum to bring government and industry together to share best practice and support new entrants into housing development. It is a highly relevant initiative as government signals a range of measures to accelerate and increase house building.


Development Partnership Forums are held on a quarterly basis in London and the core cities to give a platform for government, agencies and the industry to better understand emerging policy, the development life cycle, commercial and construction considerations.