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.

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Chloe Willis

Principal Architect

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Tom Street

Principal Heritage Planner

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Our Sessions

Tue 27-Jun-2023
10:30 - 11:15
UnlockNetZero stage

People power: removing complexity from climate change engagement

Changing behaviours and engaging communities is key to the success of the net zero transition. Join this session to find the engagement solutions to enabling tenants and residents to have influence over a secure, sustainable future.

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Joanna Lee-Mills

Partner & Head of Social Housing Development

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Tue 27-Jun-2023
11:30 - 12:10
Charter 3

Specialist housing stream: Designing and delivering homes for those with specialist housing needs

Offering people with specialist needs a better choice of accommodation to suit their individual requirements can help them live independently for longer, feel more connected to their communities and help reduce costs to the social care and health systems. In this session we bring together a group of experts to discuss how we best achieve this whilst ensuring affordability.

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Louise Drew

Partner & Head of Building Communities

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Wed 28-Jun-2023
15:30 - 16:30
Charter 3

Partnerships & collaborations

How can the sector work together to deliver more quality, affordable homes? This session showcases some case study examples and discusses the benefits of different partnership and joint venture models.

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Our Reports

More Than Stores -Britain's town centres on the operating table

The report explores the future of high streets and town centres in the UK and how by moving away from a physical retail model we too, can build back our high streets as meeting and market places.

Moving On - 'Could later living be the answer to the housing crisis?'

People aged 65+ are more likely to be living in a home that’s too big for their needs than any other age group.

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.

Our Roundtables

Could later living be the answer to the housing crisis?

Roundtable at Housing 2022

Ahead of the release of our next later living white paper, we held a roundtable at Housing 2022 where 16 experts from across the later living sector joined forces to discuss the matter of ‘moving on’, how we make later living for everyone and how we combat negative stereotypes.

What needs to change to build more green homes?

Roundtable at Housing 2022

Following the release of our Green Homes Report – What Buyers Want, we held a roundtable at Housing 2022 where 18 experts from across the sector joined forces to discuss how we can make green homes for everyone, including what needs to change to support the industry.