12pm – 3pm
includes a welcome drink and two-course lunch
Browns, The Light
70-72 The Headrow
One of the region’s leading property professionals is to talk about the major schemes he is currently involved with, as well as his reflections on the sector at present and what he enjoys about leading projects of huge economic significance.
Over the last 14 years, David Hodgson has managed the northern development team at CEG’s Leeds office at Kirkstall Forge; building a portfolio of city centre development sites, brownfield residential and strategic greenfield land.
At TheBusinessDesk.com’s Property Professionals Lunch, David will bring delegates up to speed with an array of multi-million-pound projects in Yorkshire and the North West.
Sponsored by Bevan Brittan, the lunch will provide delegates with an opportunity to network before eating a two-course lunch and hearing from David about the opportunities and challenges that developers face when working on such schemes.
David is leading CEG’s £350m proposals for the South Bank in Leeds, where speculative development started in spring 2019. Here, up to 750 homes and 1.4million sq ft of offices, retail and leisure will be delivered and following the CEG Group’s acquisition of the Grade I listed Temple Works, a wider strategic development is planned to create a huge extension to the city centre.
The team is also bringing the flagship £400m Kirkstall Forge development forward, where a new railway station opened and 93% of the first 110,000 sq ft office is now let.
David is also managing a £117m Manchester city centre development and an extensive commercial development at Worksop where land is being remediated and serviced to deliver a 500,000sq ft business development.
CEG manage an investment portfolio of more than 5m sq ft around the UK, as well as almost 70 development sites including four of the Government’s first 14 Garden Towns and Villages. David’s team have recently secured planning permissions for new neighbourhoods in Stirling, Knaresborough, Clitheroe and Newcastle. The firm is also delivering a £6m investment programme underway to remediate and service new residential land on the former paper mill site in Oughtibridge, Sheffield.
Tickets, priced at £45, are expected to sell fast so early booking is advisable.