One group of knowledge-intensive neighbours. One powerful plan to compete.
In the 2017 Budget, the Chancellor announced enthusiastic Government support for creating a new economic growth corridor between Cambridge and Oxford, calling it the “UK’s Silicon Valley”.
One year later, Bidwells is partnering with leading property magazine EG and rural title Farmers Weekly to examine progress on delivering this ‘locally-led’ Government ambition to spread the high economic growth seen in Cambridge, Oxford and Milton Keynes throughout the Corridor.
Central government officials, local partners, university leaders and science and technology sector leaders will meet leading property industry figures and landowners to identify the opportunities emerging from this ambitious Government vision for a £250billion economy and one million new homes by 2050.
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Wednesday 5 December,
08:15 - 14:00
- Sarah Greenwood, Head of Strategic Growth, Homes England
- Pete Gladwell, Head of Public Sector Partnerships, Legal & General Investment Management, Real Assets
- Robin Butler, Managing Director, Urban & Civic
- Naisha Polaine, Head of Projects – Large Capital, Department for International Trade
- Phillip Barnes, Group Land Director, Barratt Homes
- Alex Robinson, Director of Development for Strategic Land, Grosvenor
- Martin Tugwell, Programme Director, England’s Economic Heartland
The conference will focus on:
- What is needed to support the further expansion of the region’s high growth science and technology sectors and attract a new wave of tenants to the Corridor
- How the Corridor might best leverage the pulling power of the region's world-renowned universities to drive regional economic growth
- The long-term and short-term opportunities for investors and landowners in the Corridor
- Where the one million new homes that Government is targeting for the Corridor by 2050 might be located and how land values might be future-proofed
- Are we actually underestimating the economic potential of the Growth Corridor?
- The implications for rural landowners and how land ownership groups might work together to seize emerging opportunities
- Progress on the delivery of the improved road and railway links between Cambridge, Milton Keynes and Oxford
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