If we can get the conversation going and as an industry, start exploring some of the challenges, we will uncover opportunities to speed our recovery and reduce the impacts of recession.
Construction Voice is looking to get this conversation started with the first in a series of webinars.
Our panel of local experts will give their observations on where the market is moving and where we should be looking for opportunities.
We will look to explore:
- The type of development that is likely to see the quickest recovery
- The measures the construction industry needs to put in place to help us bounce back
- How we can best support and engage with each other to enable recovery
- What are the market signals in terms of sales and construction values
- What is the role of innovation to open up new opportunities
- How is future design going to be influenced by Covid-19 and social distancing
- What the government can do to aid in the recovery
Our aim is to avoid lengthy presentations and we want the discussion to flow – which means we want you to engage with us and have your voice heard. So, our panellists will only be talking for a few minutes before we open the floor for discussion.
We are therefore calling out to all our members…
- If you have got something you want to say – let us know and we will look to give you the space to be heard.
- If you have got a burning question, let us know now and we will get it out there.
Our event will be chaired by Ed Allison-Wright of Vice-Chair of the Brighton and Hove Economic Partnership, with a panel comprising:
Phil Graves – Director, Graves Jenkins: President of Brighton & Hove Estate Agents Association and member of the Brighton & Hove Economic Forum; Phil will give some of his insights on-demand within the property sector and which areas are likely to see the greatest demand moving forward.
Luke Carter – Director, Lewis & Co Planning: Luke is behind the successful planning consents for many of the major schemes in the region. He will give his views on what can be done to enable the progression of projects through the planning process and how local government could respond to the needs of local developers.
Sean Clemons – Executive Partner, Robinson Low Francis: As a construction and property consultancy RLF has enabled the delivery of major landmark schemes both locally and across the UK. Sean will provide insight on how the industry can come together collaboratively to enable development to progress and what are the signals on the direction of construction costs.
Andy Parsons - Managing Director, Yelo Architects: Managing Director at award-winning Yelo Architects based in Brighton and Mayfair specialising in housing, affordable housing and mixed-use projects. Andy started Yelo in 2010 because he wanted to run a practice that was design-led but also practical and that the architecture was deliverable. Yelo is now well established has designed and also delivered many significant buildings in the South East.
Sarah Fraser - Head of the Willmott Dixon Foundation. The Foundation guides and supports the many hundreds of people across the business who play a part in delivering social value.
Sarah’s role is to make sure that Willmott Dixon leaves a positive legacy in the communities in which it operates.
Thank you to our sponsor:
Willmott Dixon is a privately-owned contracting and interior fit-out group. Founded in 1852, they are dedicated to leaving a positive legacy in our communities and environment. In 2019 they were named the 4th best company to work for by the Sunday Times. They create value for customers, stakeholders and communities by working in a sustainable and responsible way to shape the built environment and make a positive impact on society's well-being.
What's the refund policy?
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*Eventbrite booking fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled or there are duplicate charges.
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