Come and say hi to us at this year's housing conference!

Our Attendees

Meet our team at this year’s Housing Conference. As specialists in residential development, social housing, later living, construction, and education we work with clients to build communities and will be leading some of the discussions at the conference in Manchester.

We will have a number of our legal experts attending the conference – get in touch to arrange a coffee, or take a look at one of our latest research reports below. We look forward to seeing you there.

Shakespeare Martineau

Marrons Planning

Alex Craggs

Architect & Urban Design Lead

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Simon Macklen

Director of Economics

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Our Sessions

Tuesday 28 June 12.00-13.00
Inclusive design

Delivering homes and places that work for all
The housing we build should be accessible, welcoming and thoughtfully designed to improve the quality of life for tenants and residents. What is housing's role in tackling inequalities through design? How do we take the lead in providing accessible and supportive housing that benefit all?

Vanessa Dockerill

Assistant development director and government disability and access ambassador
Thrive Homes

Fara Muneer

Head of CAE
Centre for Accessible Environments

Selasi Setufe

Senior architect & innovative sites programme manager
Be First Regeneration

Session Chair
Alex Craggs

Architect & Urban Design Lead

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Wednesday 29th June 11.00-12.00
Tackling the under-provision of later living schemes

By 2041, it's predicted that 25% of the UK population will be over 65. Yet there is a disconnect between the amount of people at retirement age in the UK, versus the number of purpose-built later living homes in operation. How do we address the barriers to supply and investment in the later living market to meet the growing demand? How can we guarantee a good service offering and what are the long-term opportunities in later living for the wider housing market?

Louise Drew

Partner & Head of Building communities

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Thursday 30th June 08:00-09:00
Breakfast briefing - Joint ventures and partnerships

We have always required a petri dish to ensure we nurture the communities needed to grow the partnerships required to deliver good quality homes and neighbourhoods. This session explores what is needed from start to finish and how do we ensure we get it right first time.

Sushma Mahraj


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Our Reports

Community Energy - 'In a Box'

Decarbonising housing will require significant overhaul of the way we heat our homes both in new developments and existing housing stock.

Our Green Homes Report - What buyers want

More than three quarters (77%) of homebuyers are likely to consider a green home as their next property.

Later Living - Retirement Housing

As experts in retirement housing and later living, we wanted to gain better understanding of what the public thinks about retirement housing schemes and what the industry can do better to raise profile and encourage consumer adoption of these schemes.

Green Campus - Passionate about delivering a greener education

Higher and further education institutions risk underestimating the importance sustainability holds for applicants when choosing a college or university, new research from law firm Shakespeare Martineau has shown.