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      The Future of the OxCam Arc Conference 2022

      The Built Environment Networking and Bidwells brought together regional policy influencers, developers, investors, and occupiers on 20 October at The Future of the OxCam Arc conference. Speakers & delegates discussed what's next for the OxCam Arc, and how we can achieve a more sustainable and connected region.

      20 Oct 2022 Event


      Business Development and Marketing Director, Matt Allen opened the conference with an overview of what's changed within the region, and helped frame the agenda for the day. 

      Click here to watch Matt's speech.


      Richard Todd, Head of Oxford, chaired the third panel session of the day: Accelerating the delivery of Life Sciences – Major Development & Expansion Plans

      Panellists discussed how growth can be delivered at pace across the region to meet the needs of the Arc’s rapidly expanding science & technology sector. 

      The panellists: Dr Barbara Ghinelli - Harwell Campus, Rory Maw - Oxford Science Park, Olivia Drew - UBS Asset Management, Ed Hayden - Scott Brownrigg, Jane Hutchins - Cambridge Science Park

      Click here to watch the panel session.

      Interested in reading more about the future of life sciences real estate?

      The coming decade will see major steps forward in the evolution of life sciences. These advances will present opportunities for a real estate industry that has developed an appetite for the sector. The goal of our Life Sciences 2030 research programme is to better understand evolutionary trajectories to help direct investment and development for an industry on the precipice of significant change.


      Our Head of Residential Development, Oxford - Grant Westall-Reece, chaired Session Five: The Arc as a Place to Live – Housing and BtR Policy and Plans

      Panellists included: Rebecca Warren - Thakeham Group, Nicola Sawford - Milton Keynes Development Partnership, Tom Smallbone - Godwin Developments, Jonny Anstead - TOWN

      The session explored up and coming housing development schemes via a series of presentations from investors, developers and local authorities who are tasked with delivering modern, vibrant and exciting places for the Arc’s diverse population.

      Click here to watch the panel session.


      Deputy Head of Planning, Chris Pattison gave the conference closing speech, summarising the discussions of the day. 

      Click here to watch his speech.

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