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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."

Who can I meet?

Councils:

Adur and Worthing Councils

Andy Willems, investment officer

Barking & Dagenham

David Harley, head of planning and regeneration

Bexley

Chris Ashman, programme manager, regeneration and delivery

Brent

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

Bromley

Kevin Munnelly, head of town centre renewal

Camden

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

Croydon

Amena Matin, head of development

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

GLA - Housing Zone

Asiyah Ally, housing zones manager

Government Property Unit

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

HM Courts and Tribunals Service

Laura Birnbaum, property deputy director, property directorate

Hackney

Yvette Ralston, planning policy officer

Hampshire County Council

Emily Cockle, regeneration and development manager
Andrew Lubman, senior regeneration and development officer

Harrow

Paul Nichols, director of regeneration

Havering

Neil Stubbings, director of housing

Hillingdon

Nigel Cramb, partnerships and business engagement manager

Hounslow

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

Islington

Geraldine Knipe, major team manager
Sarah Wilson, team manager

Kingston

Shabnam Ali, group manager - regeneration and internationalism

Lambeth

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

Lewisham

Freddie Mercury, Asset Strategy & Technical Support

Local Government Association

Joe Garrod, regional programme manager for London, One Public Estate
Brian Reynolds, programme director, One Public Estate

Merton

Paul McGarry, head of future Merton
Tara Butler, deputy Future Merton manager

Ministry of Justice

Andy Holdsworth, property director, prison estate transformation programme

Ministry of Justice

Andy Holdsworth, property director, prison estate transformation programme

NHS Property Services

Dan Hoston, senior transaction manager

Newham

James Bolt, principle planner

Redbridge

Sharon Strutt, strategic head of delivery

Richmond

Susan Shaw, business and enterprise manager

Southampton

Mark Bradbury, associate director - capital assets

Southwark

Bruce Glockling, head of regeneration and design

Sutton

Christopher Rhodes, head of asset management
Daniel Doris, Regeneration Project Manager - Major Schemes

Waltham Forest

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

Wandsworth

Andy Algar, assistant director

2018 Private sector attendees:

Amro Partners

Barratt London

Be Living

Bellway Homes

Bouygues UK

Durkan

Fairview

Galliard Homes

Guildmore

GVA

MHA London

Mount Anvil

Palladian

Shurgard

Telford Homes

Timetable

SITEMATCH LONDON 8 FEB 2018 TIMETABLE

Time

Agenda

8.00am

Registration opens for breakfast guests opens

8.15am

Sponsors breakfast (invite only)

8.30am-8.40am

Breakfast opening speech-Curtin & Co

8.50am

Registration opens for all delegates

9.20-9.30am

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

9.30am-9.40am

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