Dear Industry Colleagues
For the 50 exhibitors which have a product or service to sell, Regen will once again provide significant sales and business development opportunities whilst also offering an outstanding networking platform. It enables new investment possibilities and would no doubt establish new long-term business contacts and relationships.
Both previous Regen events attracted 1,500 registered delegates, and in March 2017, delegates from around the UK will converge on Liverpool once again, and as such represents a unique opportunity not to be missed.
All of the statements and facts below are taken from individual Council’s / company’s official website, and are the precise reason that Regen was launched 3 years ago and is now firmly established as the regeneration industry’s leading forum. Urban & rural regeneration is a massive industry in its own right, and continues to transform the prosperity of every town and city in the UK.
Liverpool City Council – Liverpool’s vision is to be a distinctive global city, and has been transformed into one of the UK’s leading business destinations by an ambitious and far-reaching regeneration programme. Liverpool City Council will work with any organisations or people willing to improve the prospects of the city, its communities and its residents………
We will make Liverpool the preferred choice for investment and job creation by…
We will empower people to enjoy the best possible quality of life and reach their full potential by…
We will make Liverpool a more sustainable, connected and attractive city by…
We will build strong, attractive and accessible neighbourhoods by…
Atlantic Gateway – is the most significant opportunity in the UK to attract investment, accelerate growth and rebalance the economy. It is a proposition to create a critical mass to achieve a new level of growth not previously achieved in the UK outside of London.
It’s vision is to maximise investment into the Atlantic Gateway area and support the delivery of major projects by local enterprise partnerships (LEPs) and other partners. Drawing upon the area’s assets and scale of the development opportunities, Atlantic Gateway has the potential to become a major brand to leverage private sector investment and other funding opportunities.
It represents an opportunity to invest in high growth innovation driven sectors and major large scale infrastructure projects that will stimulate demand in the economy much quicker than supply side measures. Atlantic Gateway identifies the strategic assets and opportunities across the area and provides the forum for a greater degree of collaboration across LEPs to accelerate investment and growth. Atlantic Gateway also provides a platform to promote low carbon sustainable growth and support the development of green infrastructure.
Ocean Gateway – more than 50 projects over 50 years with £50 billion of investment – is The Peel Group’s vision for the renaissance of the strategic corridor encompassing Manchester, Liverpool and adjacent areas within Cheshire and Warrington. The focus is on the regeneration of land and assets fronting the Manchester Ship Canal and the River Mersey.
Ocean Gateway projects embrace ports; logistics; retail and leisure; residential; commercial development; media infrastructure and renewable energy. Signature schemes include Liverpool Waters; Liverpool2; Wirral Waters; MediaCityUK, Manchester; Port Salford; Liverpool John Lennon Airport and the planned expansion of Scout Moor wind farm in Lancashire.
Liverpool Waters – the ambitious 30-year vision for the Mersey Waters Enterprise Zone is one of the City Region’s most important regeneration and investment opportunities. Through The Peel Group, it is also one of the largest single-ownership port-city development schemes in Europe and its delivery is possible without complex and time consuming land assembly negotiations.
The project will comprehensively transform the city’s northern docks, regenerating a 60-hectare stretch to create a world-class, high-quality, mixed-use waterfront quarter in central Liverpool. Together with Wirral Waters on the west bank of the Mersey, and although being delivered over a 30-year period, the project will have a significant beneficial impact upon the structure and economy of the City Centre and wider region. Liverpool Waters will contribute substantially to the growth and development of the City Centre, and infrastructure improvements will allow ease of movement and strong connections between the northern end of Liverpool Waters, its hinterland, and the City Centre. It will transform the City Centre and North Liverpool, providing much needed opportunities for jobs, training and skills development. It will be strongly connected with the existing waterfront, and add vitality to the under-used water spaces north of the current populated dock complexes.
The gravity of adding Liverpool Waters to the city’s existing waterfront offer will see Liverpool competing with the likes of Hamburg, Boston, Toronto and Barcelona in terms of the scale and diversity of its waterfront offer and associated economy. The recent approval of Liverpool’s bid to become a turnaround point for international cruise liners is the next chapter in the close relationship between public and private sector partners working together to deliver a seamless integration of waterfront assets to continue its remarkable transformation.
Wirral Waters – is the largest, most visionary regeneration project in the UK. It is also set to become the most sustainable. A new place to live, work and play and a place for all. It is centred on the Wirral Dock system – on the banks of the River Mersey. At its heart the project seeks to use the unique water assets of the city to drive growth across all sectors; for trade, for jobs, for energy, for transport, for play and for ‘placemaking’.
City of Wolverhampton Council – Wolverhampton is being transformed by more than £1 billion of public and private investment.
Manchester City Council – Continuing to develop Manchester as a city of national and international significance where people choose to live and in which companies want to invest.
Glasgow City Council – Glasgow is a city that continues to reinvent itself. The physical regeneration of the city is highlighted by the transforming effect of the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Significant improvements are also being made to the city’s housing, infrastructure and commercial centres, bringing economic and social benefits to all of Glasgow’s citizens
Hull City Council – The evolving City Plan aims to bring the whole community together to make Hull a place that is brimming with culture, enterprise and opportunity; a place where people want to live, work, play, study and do business; a city where those in the greatest need are valued and supported; a place that people will be proud to call home.
Leeds City Council – Our housing and regeneration priority plan sets out the investment required in the city to ensure that all residents have access to housing that meets their needs and aspirations, in neighbourhoods that are sustainable and successful.
Sheffield City Council – The City Regeneration Division provides a single client focus for the funding, planning, design, programming and delivery of major physical economic regeneration schemes within the city, developing and promoting the flagship projects, which have changed the image of the city in the last decade, as well as major infrastructure.
Belfast City Council – Given its importance to the prosperity of the whole city and wider region, the regeneration of the city centre is at the heart of our plans.
Salford City Council – From major developments to city parks, revitalised waterways and green spaces, Salford is being rebuilt and now more people than ever before are choosing it as a place to live, work, invest and visit. It is also investing in its transport infrastructure, both to improve connectivity and to support the sustainable growth of the city.
Preston City Council – The Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire City Deal is a landmark agreement to help achieve even more transformation of the area, creating thousands of new jobs and homes. A total £434m new investment will lead to the expansion and improvement of the transport infrastructure in Preston and South Ribble at an unprecedented rate, enabling a forecast 20,000 new jobs and 17,420 new homes to be created.
Aberdeen City Council – Regeneration is a key priority for Aberdeen. Regeneration is more than new buildings, houses and schools; it coincides with Shaping Aberdeen’s main focus - people and communities.
Greater London Authority – Regeneration – We are improving London’s high streets, places of work, public space, skills and digital connectivity. Housing and land – We are increasing the amount of affordable homes in London and releasing new land for housing. Communities – We are improving equality for London communities, working with migrants and refugees, and helping people get online.
Birmingham City Council – The Big City Plan is a 20 year vision to encourage and support our continuing transformation to create a world class city centre. It covers every aspect of the built environment, from improving links into and out of the city, and maintaining and enhancing its unique character, to developing new residential communities and supporting our diverse economy.
Portsmouth City Council – Significant change and development in the coming years will transform the city centre into the economic, social and cultural focus of Portsmouth and the wider southeast Hampshire area. The vision of the City Centre masterplan is to create a vibrant and successful city centre which will contribute to the overall regeneration of the city.
The West Yorkshire Combined Authority – Leaders of Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds, Wakefield and York authorities have agreed in principle for an initial £1bn of funds to be specifically targeted at increasing employment and productivity growth, to reverse decades of under-investment and create a world- class infrastructure for West Yorkshire and its neighbouring authorities.
Stoke-on-Trent City Council – The regeneration directorate brings together major partners and stakeholders in regeneration across public, private and voluntary sectors. Our strategy to revitalise the city is focused on boosting investment, creating jobs and repositioning our area, both to the outside world and in the hearts and minds of people who live here.
Nottingham City Council – Ambitious regeneration projects and development opportunities continue to attract investors and developers to the area ensuring that Nottinghamshire remains an ambitious, innovative and attractive County.
Bristol City Council – A variety of regeneration schemes are taking place across the city. We are working to improve the city’s built environment, reduce social exclusion in our most disadvantaged neighbourhoods, strengthen the city’s economy and improve access to employment and training, particularly for people living in deprived neighbourhoods.
Plymouth City Council – the Council’s aim is to recreate some of the city’s past glory by becoming the UK’s leading Ocean City, one of Europe’s finest and most vibrant waterfront cities. These are long term ambitions, which may take many years to be delivered but the process is already well underway. There are a number of locations within the city where sustained efforts are being made to regenerate whole neighbourhoods, and the redevelopment of housing in those areas is a key part of the process.
Cardiff Council – We are working to create better places for people to live, work and play in Cardiff. We do this by delivering projects and supporting work which helps improve and enhance neighbourhoods across the city.
Gloucester City Council – The City Council is preparing a new development plan that will guide the regeneration of Gloucester to 2031. Gloucester has been undergoing some very significant changes with a number of major regeneration schemes and a large urban extension is well underway.