2016 Housing Forum National Conference



"A new chapter for housing"


Thursday 26th May 2016  -  09:30 - 19:00


The Grange City Hotel, 8-14 Cooper's Row, London, EC3N 2BQ



The National Conference is the major event in our year bringing our members from across the supply chain together after an exceptional year of growth and expansion.


The conference will concentrate on the importance of housing to the economy and for future generations. What will new housing products look like and who will build and maintain them? How can the housing industry forge successful new partnerships and joint ventures to drive housing growth over the next decade and beyond?




  • Ben Llewellyn, Deputy Director for Housing Strategy, DCLG
  • Rhian Kelly, Director for Business Environment, CBI
  • John Anderson, Chairman, Berkeley Homes East Thames
  • Richard Burnham, Head of Housing, Barnsley Council
  • Yvonne Arrowsmith, Group Chief Executive, East Thames
  • Andrew Beharrell, 

    Senior Partner, 

    Pollard Thomas Edwards

  • Matthew Goulcher, 

    Managing Director, 

    Levitt Bernstein

  • Jon Sawyer, 

    Head of Custom Build Housing, 


  • Lynne Miles, 

    Associate - Planning, Policy and Economics, 


  • John Chapman, 

    Director - Urban Design, 


  • Andy von Bradsky, Chair, The Housing Forum


A copy of the programme is available to download.


Highlights of the day 



Highlights of the evening


Leadership Pane - HF Conference 2016   National Networking Drinks Reception


 Presentations from the day are now available to download

  1. Chairman's statement - "A new chapter for housing"
  2. WG: Dick Mortimer - Making the best of existing housing - Profitable leashold management
  3. WG: Dick Mortimer - Making the best of existing housing - Performance Management"
  4. WG: Dick Mortimer - Making the best of existing housing - Do not resuscitate"
  5. WG: Rory Bergin - Building homes: building better
  6. Ben Llewellyn - One million homes by 2020
  7. WG: Stephen Teagle - New solutions to housing supply
  8. Shelagh Grant - Membership matters
  9. "Altered Estates" - Andrew Beharrell, Pollard Thomas Edwards & Matthew Goulcher, Levitt Bernstein
  10. "Bringing choice through custom build" - Jon Sawyer, Igloo Regeneration & Paul Maddock, HTA
  11. "Optimising Local Authority Assets" - Lynne Miles, Arup & John Chapman, PRP


Conference report coming soon


Watch the highlights from the 2015 National Conference.