Property Lunch: Developing ‘Paradise’
TheBusinessDesk.com is delighted to welcome Rob Groves, regional development director of MEPC to discuss transformational development Paradise, and his ingrained expertise on the city.
At almost two million sq ft, Paradise is delivering up to 10 new flagship buildings, offering offices, shops, bars, cafés, restaurants, a high-quality hotel, and Octagon, the world’s first 49-storey pure octagonal residential tower across 17 acres in the heart of the city.
Join us at Asha’s on November 16 from 12pm – 3pm, to hear how Rob led the £1.2bn scheme from inception to delivery and how Phase Two of the scheme is progressing.
Beyond the success of One Centenary Way, One and Two Chamberlain Square, we’ll delve into the architectural innovation and sustainable construction techniques being used on Three Chamberlain Square.
How the major mixed-use scheme has selected and secured tenants such as Dishoom, Albert Schloss, F1® Arcade and plans for the vacant space left by Vinoteca.
And explore Rob’s proposals to drive forward new development opportunities across the UK for MEPC, the asset management and development arm of Federated Hermes.
With more than 35 years of experience across land acquisition, commercial agreements, planning, expert witness work, concept and detailed design, construction, lettings, and tenant negotiations, Rob was part of the original development team at Argent for Brindleyplace.
Rob was previously the Midlands and East Anglia Chair of the British Council Offices and is currently the chair of the Town Centre Task Force for the West Midlands Combined Authority and an advisor on the West Midlands Public Land Task Force.