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What is Sitematch?

Sitematch London is a property event which helps to create working relationships between public sector landowners and private sector developers and investors. Each participating London council (26 of which attended in 2017) is given a table, where senior officers of regeneration, economic development and planning can be found. They are joined by private sector developers for a series of 15-minute meetings, where discussions about possible future regeneration and development projects take place. Councils have 12 meetings and delegates have up to five, spread throughout the day. Once the meeting time is up, developers move onto the next council. It really is as simple as that.

Why should I attend?

If you’re a developer, no event is as beneficial as Sitematch. A rating of ‘excellent’ was given by 95% of our previous delegates. Executive director of regeneration and housing at Ealing Council, Pat Hayes, stated that Sitematch is a great opportunity for developers "to talk to the people in local authorities you need to talk to". He added: "You will often end up wasting valuable time talking to people lower in the organisation, who won’t give you the decision that you want. At Sitematch you get an immediate steer on whether a scheme is a good idea or a bad idea and how to take it forward. If you’re not at Sitematch you really are missing out."

The standout project from previous events is the new High Street Quarter project in Hounslow, a £210 million scheme to develop more than 500 new homes, as well as shops, restaurants and a cinema. "I think you can say this was our first big project to be promoted through Sitematch and resulted in us partnering with Barratt and Wilson Bowden," said director for regeneration, economic development and environment Brendon Walsh.

Sitematch has been sponsored by the likes of U+I, BNP Paribas and Willmott Dixon Knight Frank, who stated that "by supporting the event, we have been able to facilitate and participate in conversations between the private and public sector that we find enlightening and of value. This is the sort of event that we are proud to be associated with."

Attendees

Councils:

Barking & Dagenham

David Harley, head of planning and regeneration

Basildon

Gunilla Edwards, Economic Development Team Manager

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council

Sarah Steele, marketing manager - inward investment

Brent

Tony Nixon, land and terriers manager
Sarah Chaudhry, head of strategic property

Bromley

Kevin Munnelly, head of town centre renewal

Cambridgeshire County

Chris Bolton, Programme Manager

Camden

Jeremy Shapiro, head of community investment and regeneration
Neil Vokes, director of development

Chichester District Council

Stephen Oates, Economic Development Manager

Crawley

Stacia Baldock, partnership development officer

Croydon

TBC

Ealing

Lucy Taylor, director of regeneration and planning
Henry Kennedy-Skipton, head of regeneration
David Scourfield, borough planner

Enfield

Jan Rowley, head of regeneration
Peter George, assistant director of regeneration

GLA -

Christopher Broster, senior development manager

Government Property Unit

Angela Harrowing, Deputy Director, asset efficiency and One Public Estate
James Bridgewood, controls & public estate efficiency

Hackney

Yvette Ralston, planning policy officer

Hampshire County Council

Andrew Lubman, senior regeneration and development officer

Harrow

Paul Nichols, director of regeneration

Havering

Suzanne Lansley, Projects and Programmes Manager
Christopher Barter, Programmes & Projects Manager

Hounslow

Marilyn Smith, head of development management
Joyce Ip, regeneration officer

Isle of Wight Council

TBC

Islington

Geraldine Knipe, major team manager
Sarah Wilson, team manager

Kingston

Shabnam Ali, group manager - regeneration and internationalism
Jason Ashby, Regeneration Officer

Lambeth

Duncan Brown, delivery lead regeneration
Conor McDonagh, deliver lead regeneration

Lewisham

Freddie Mercury, Asset Strategy & Technical Support

Medway

Sunny Ee, Head of Regeneration
Wayne Saunders, Economic Development Officer

Merton

Paul McGarry, head of future Merton
Tara Butler, deputy Future Merton manager
Cllr Martin Whelton, Cabinet Member for Regeneration

Ministry of Justice

Andy Holdsworth, property director, prison estate transformation programme

NHS Property Services

Dan Hoston, senior transaction manager

Newham

James Bolt, Senior Development Manager
Colin Boxall, Senior Area Programme Manager
Elizabeth Sanders, Regeneration Manager

Redbridge

Sharon Strutt, strategic head of delivery
Allan Jones, Urban Design and Conservation Manager

Richmond

Susan Shaw, business and enterprise manager

Slough Borough Council

Simon Hall, Executive Director

Southampton

Mark Bradbury, associate director - capital assets

Southwark

Bruce Glockling, head of regeneration and design

Surrey County

John Farrer, Framework Manager, Orbis Procurement

Sutton

George McCullough, Sutton Town Centre Masterplan Delivery Programme Manager
Daniel Doris, Regeneration Project Manager - Major Schemes
Amanda Cherrington, Head of Economic Renewal and Regeneration

Transport for London

TBC

Waltham Forest

Jonathan Martin, director, investment and delivery
Will Teasdale, head of strategic regeneration

Wandsworth

Andy Algar, assistant director

2018 Private sector attendees:

Airey Miller

Ardmore

Barratt London

Be Living

Bellway Homes

Berkeley Group

Bouygues UK

CIT

Confian

Durkan

Epic Hostels

Fairview

Galliard Homes

Glenny

Guildmore

GVA

Hadley Property Group

HTA

Hyde Housing

Jerram Falkus

L&Q

Lowe Key

Mayfield Retirement Villages

MHA London

Mount Anvil

Newlon Housing Trust

Palladian

Pocket Living

Prologis

Rydon

SAV Group

Scape Group

Shurgard

Telford Homes

The Collective

Wilkinson Construction Consultants

Timetable

SITEMATCH LONDON 8 FEB 2018 TIMETABLE

Time

Agenda

7.45am

Registration opens for breakfast guests opens

7.45am

Sponsors breakfast (invite only)

8.15am-8.25am

Breakfast opening speech-Curtin & Co

8.50am

Registration opens for all delegates

9.00-9.10am

Keynote opening speech - James Murray, deputy mayor for housing, Greater London Authority

9.10am-9.20am

Keynote opening speech - RT Hon John Healey MP, shadow secretary of state for housing

9.40am

Meeting One

10.00am

Meeting Two

10.20am

Meeting Three

10.40am

Meeting Four

11.00am

BREAK

11.20am

Meeting Five

11.40am

Meeting Six

12.00noon

Meeting Seven

12.20pm

Meeting Eight

12.40pm-12:55pm

Speech – Sherin Aminossehe, head of offices, Lendlease

12.45pm

LUNCH

14.00pm

Meeting Nine

14.20pm

Meeting Ten

14.40pm

Meeting Eleven

15.00pm

Meeting Twelve

15.20pm

Drinks reception

16.30pm

EVENT CLOSE

How can I book?

Sitematch London is confirmed for the 8 February 2018. To attend the event, contact Josie Brewer or Jake Westhead. The cost of attending is £899.

If you are interested in sponsoring the event, contact Paul Gussar.

The event is free for London's public sector landowners. If that is you, secure your place by contacting Natasha Pullan.

Briefing sessions

SITEMATCH LONDON 8 FEB 2018 TIMETABLE

Time

Agenda

9.45am-10.45am

Session 1 - Can you create place-making through the private rental sector (PRS)?

11.00am

BREAK

11.20am-12.20pm

Session 2 - What is the role of housing associations?

12.20pm-14.00pm

Lunch

14.15pm-15.15pm

Session 3: Council wholly owned companies; moving into delivery

15.20pm

Drinks reception

16.30pm

EVENT CLOSE

Testimonials

"Sitematch gave us some excellent introductions to potential partners for the three big sites we own and we're bringing forward. I was particularly impressed with the level of PRS expertise we could pick up on through the day."

Paul Nichols
divisional director of planning, London Borough of Harrow

"It has been a great pleasure to see Sitematch evolve and it has become a real fixture on the development event calendar. Sitematch stands up against any event of this kind in the world."

Pat Hayes
executive director regeneration and housing, London Borough of Ealing

"The venue was superb and the speakers where excellent. Toby and his team at 3fox international helped me organise meetings and showed me around without any fuss. All I can say is that I thought the whole event was overwhelming at first with all the attendees, as I have never attended this type of event before. It’s like speed dating, but on a professional business level. It was a breath of fresh air to be able to talk straight and get to speak to the decision makes without having to jump through hoops."

Oliver Harper
managing director, Harper LUXE

"From a developer’s perspective the event was a fantastic opportunity to engage with Local Authorities from across London and the South-East. Bringing together such a large number of them in one place at the same time effectively condensed many months of hard work into just a few hours. I will definitely be attending the event next year and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to both private developers and local authorities."

Kenny Oke
development director, Strawberry Star Developments

"The market is extremely hot right now and competition is fierce. There are a few new entrants, for example registered providers. With huge cuts to their budgets from Whitehall they are under pressure to generate income from property, and we find ourselves bidding against them all the time. Sitematch is useful as we can meet the councils and find out in advance what opportunities they have."

Simon Guest
land director, Barratt London