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Residential Delivery Capacity in the UK: The Burning Platform?

April 26, 2016
8:15 am - 2:30 pm
Royal Geographical Society
1 Kensington Gore
London , SW7 2AR United Kingdom
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ULI UK Residential Council and Arcadis UK present a half-day seminar on:

Residential Delivery Capacity in the UK: The Burning Platform

Tuesday 26th April 2016:  08:15 – 14:30 (including lunch)

Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR

Housing is rarely out of the headlines but whilst no-one doubts the need to build more homes, the challenge of where the skilled labour, materials and core capacity to actually deliver new housing is rarely addressed. ULI UK Residential Council and Arcadis UK present a half-day seminar on 26th April to explore exactly this issue and its implications for the UK housing sector.

Please note revised session times


08:15 – 08:45            Arrivals and networking

08:45 – 08:50          Welcome and Introduction from conference Chair, Mark Farmer, Founding Director & CEO, Cast Consultancy and Vice-Chair, ULI UK Residential Council.

08:50 – 09:10            Review of Construction Labour Market Model

As Chair of the Government Review on the Construction Labour Market Model, Mark Farmer will discuss how UK construction trades and professions can compete better in attracting talent, overcoming mobility issues and aligning capacity to where demand is greatest.

09:10 – 09:30            Arcadis UK Research presentation

Simon Rawlinson, Head of Strategic Research and Insight, Arcadis UK, will outline their brand new research on resource requirements needed to deliver current and future housing output for the UK.

09:30 – 10:00            Keynote Address and Q&A                                  

Brandon Lewis, MP, Minister of State for Housing and Planning and ULI UK Residential Council member will give a keynote address on his view on the challenges facing the UK construction sector. 

10:05 – 10:55            Off Site Construction

This expert panel will discuss the latest potential for the UK market of Off Site Construction, which could reduce labour requirements and increase efficiency in housing delivery. Will this be the solution for driving up UK supply or is it an unfeasible dream?

Moderator: Simon Bayliss, Partner, HTA Design  

  • Professor Nicholas Whitehouse MBE, Executive Group Member, Build Offsite
  • David Lomax, Partner, Waugh Thistleton
  • Andy Robinson, Managing Director, Colmore Tang Construction
  • Jeff Maxted, Director of Technical Consultancy, BLP Insurance

10:55 – 11:25            Coffee break

11:25 – 12:15            International Experience and Institutions

This expert panel will share international experience that could impact UK housing supply and explore what is required in the UK market for more long-term institutional investors to take development risk on large-scale deployment of funds.

Moderator: Dr Jacqui Daly, Director, Investment Research and Strategy, Savills

  • James Knight, Head of Residential, Arcadis UK
  • Lou Williams, Vice President, Forest City Construction Services, LLC
  • James Lidgate, Director of Housing, Legal & General Capital
  • Andrew Mest, Managing Director, Development and Construction, Greystar Europe Holdings Ltd
  • Aldred Drummond, Director, Long Harbour

12:20 – 13:10            Housebuilders and Local Authorities

The UK’s housebuilders are facing the biggest challenge in terms of securing skilled labour to deliver on existing output commitments.  Local Authorities are under pressure to make better use of public land and also to increase their own delivery of social and affordable housing. How can production rates be increased relative to regional demand?

Moderator:  James Pargeter, Projects Director, Greystar Europe Holdings Ltd

  • Wendy Stokes, Director, Broadway Living / Ealing Council
  • Michael Mulhern, Director of Planning, Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation
  • Philip Barnes, Group Land and Planning Director, Barratt Developments PLC
  • Ken Dytor, Managing Director, Urban Catalyst

13:10 – 13:15            Conference Close by Mark Farmer

13:15 – 14:30             Networking Lunch


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ULI Members £90
Public sector/Young Leader Members £60
Student members £40
Non Members £150
YL/Public sector/Student Non Members £105
Special rate for ULI UK Residential Council members £65
Student non members £65

Registration for this event is now closed.

Please email uk@uli.org should you have any queries.


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