Briefing sessions return for Sitematch 2018
Fri 1st December 2017, 10:50 am
For the third time, delegates at Sitematch London will be able to take part in a series of three briefing sessions, where delegates can learn about the most recent trends in creating place-making through the private rental sector; the changing roles of housing associations, and how council-owned housing companies will deliver homes in the coming year.
What are briefing sessions?
These are three 60-minute special focus sessions will take place throughout the event day on 8 February, alongside the 'speed-dating' style of meetings between councils and developers.* (Find out more about the Sitematch meeting format here)
9.45am-10.45pm Session 1: Can you create place-making through the private rental sector (PRS)?
According to research by PRS Consultancy, published in June, PRS in the UK is likely to grow by 24% by 2021, with young professionals aged 25 to 34 making up the largest proportion of households living in these schemes. How will this affect developers, housing associations and building solid communities?
11.20pm-12.20pm Session 2: What is the role of housing associations?
With an increase of councils building their own homes, the government has promised more funding to housing associations.
14.15pm-15.15pm Session 3: Council wholly owned companies-moving into delivery
In response to falling housing budgets, local councils are setting up their own development companies. With Be First set up by Barking and Dagenham Council, Croydon Council’s Brick by Brick (with a target of 9,500 homes in the borough by 2018) and Basildon Council’s Sempra Homes, what will this mean for housing targets and density in the coming year?
To find out more about the workshops and how to get involved, please contact Josie Brewer at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0207 978 6840.
*Please note that these sessions and the schedule are subject to change