Ealing delegation to shine at MIPIM
by James Wood Fri 21 February 2014, 12:02 pm
A delegation from Ealing Council will attend MIPIM, the international property fair in Cannes this year.
The borough’s development opportunities will be a focus at the London Pavilion, which will be a key destination for international investors and developers at the annual event.
3Fox International, publishers of Ealing in London magazine and the company organising the authority’s delegation, has arranged logistics for the Ealing stand, where delegates will be able to meet key players in the borough’s regeneration. The delegation will be privately funded at no cost to the taxpayer.
A series of events has also been organised by 3Fox. Southall – where a £200 million estate regeneration scheme has received council-approval and where the town centre is benefitting from a £3.5 million cash injection from the mayor of London’s Regeneration Fund – will be the focus of discussion at a main stage event on 12 March.
Speakers include Pat Hayes, executive director of regeneration and housing at Ealing Council, David Lunts, executive director of housing and land at the Greater London Authority, Tony Pidgley, group chairman at Berkeley Group, and Tom Titherington, director of business development and market intelligence at Catalyst Housing.
Another main stage event on 13 March – The Ealing Way: A New Approach for Local Authorities – will showcase Ealing’s innovative model of pushing regeneration projects forward, in which it established its own development company to lead on award-winning estate regeneration projects in the borough.
Hayes said: “We have grouped together planning, regeneration, housing, transport and property under one team of senior officers to offer developers a genuine one-stop-shop that can help them assemble a site and get the necessary consents.
“We also ensure that they can always get to see senior officers and we help mediate any local difficulties.
“Ealing is the most attractive place in London for investors. With Crossrail we will be in Zone 1 in journey time but prices aren't yet at Zone 1 levels.
“The big investors like British Land, Berkeley and Land Securities are already here and others are rushing to join them. Ealing combines a great quality of life, a council that supports development, the best transport links in outer London, plus close proximity to Heathrow.
“Our message to investors is to come to the capital of West London, one of Europe's strongest regions, and work with London's most dynamic council.
“We expect the London tent at MIPIM to be busier than ever before as the city is the world’s hottest investment destination.”
The new edition of Ealing in London will be available at MIPIM. The event takes place between 11-14 March. Find out more here.