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Cheshire Development Update

June 24 at 8:00 am - 12:30 pm


This cross-sector conference will offer market insight and updates on development opportunities and the plans shaping them. Logistics, housing, business parks, town centres, the rural economy and more will be discussed at this event.

Date:  – 12:30
Location: Chester Racecourse, Chester, CH1 2LY


8am Arrival, breakfast + networking

9am Welcome, presentation + panel discussion:

Harry Bolton, national planning & development director, CBRE. Harry is a board member of the Chester Growth Partnership, which along with key partners will deliver a programme of improvements in Chester as part of the One City Plan, the 15 year strategy which guides the future economic regeneration of Chester

James Nicholson, managing director, Harlex Property, an investor and developer looking for opportunities to unlock the potential of sites and buildings, from the major cities to smaller regional towns

Chris Farrow, chairman, Ellesmere Port Development Board an enterprise team tasked with expanding the town, and improving the quality of life of its residents by creating thousands of new job, attracting millions of pounds in investment, and building 7,000 new homes

Catherine Walker, head of economic growth, Cheshire West & Chester Council, where key projects include the £70m mixed-use Northgate scheme

Max Walker-Williams, founder, Walker & Williams, owners of boutique aparthotels whose plans include redeveloping derelict buildings in Chester to create a 52-bedroom five-star hotel

10.20am Networking break

10.50am Presentation + panel discussion:

Sandy Livingstone, executive director of property, Onward Homesa leading provider of quality, affordable homes for rent and sale in the North West who manage over 35,000 properties across the region

Frank Jordan, executive director of place & deputy chief executive, Cheshire East Council. Frank has more than twenty years of experience working in local government in a variety of roles working in waste management, highways, education, regeneration, development, and the delivery of major capital projects

Peter Crowther, property director, Bruntwood SciTech which has a joint venture with Legal & General in Alderley Park. The science and innovation park is currently undergoing a £247m investment

12pm Closing remarks, networking + lunch

Tickets cost £65 +VAT. There will be a mix of presentations and panels. Breakfast and lunch are included, providing plenty of opportunity for business development.

Live streaming

Can’t join in person? Watch the event via live stream by booking the digital ticket option in the form below. You can also:

  • Network with online guests during breaks
  • Submit questions to the panel
  • Receive a copy of the video post-event

This event is sponsored by Onward Homes and the Chester Growth Partnership

Book using this form (click and scroll to bottom of page) – if you can’t use the form, please contact events@placenorthwest.co.uk

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Place North West is closely monitoring government guidance regarding Covid-19. Should this guidance limit the capacity of guests in the room, tickets will be transferred to the live streaming option, and you would be partially refunded to reflect the difference in ticket price.


June 24
8:00 am - 12:30 pm
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chester racecourse
Chester, CH1 United Kingdom