Succeeding in challenging times: an international approach to brownfield projects

Succeeding in challenging times: an international approach to brownfield projects

The construction sector in the UK and overseas has been hard hit by the current global economic crisis. However, major land regeneration projects around the world continue to develop, among many examples, projects associated with the 2012 Games in London and the Commonwealth Games in 2014 in Glasgow are progressing well.

The concern today is securing funds for socially important regeneration projects and being able to plan and deliver these projects effectively. Banks and financial institutions have changed their business risk exposure profiles and are not supporting projects as they have done in the past.

Fortunately new funding sources such as those provided by the newly established Homes and Communities Agency on affordable housing, have contributed to making a positive impact on the industry. Opportunities for British contaminated land professionals on overseas land regeneration projects provide continuity for organisations but there remains the need to understand prevailing funding streams.

The globally-focused conference brought to you by CIRIA will highlight the planning and delivery of some of the major land regeneration projects in the US, Europe, the Middle East and Far East. It aims to guide land regeneration professionals worldwide on how to secure funding, and provide them with methods to gain more efficiency and competitiveness in schemes across the UK and overseas.

Speaker line-up:
Keynote: Claire Dickinson, Regional Director, AECOM
Richard Boyle, Brownfield Technical Consultant, Homes and Communities Agency
Alexander Pohl, Senior Development Executive, Environmental Risks HSBC Insurance Brokers Ltd, HSBC
USA, Rebecca Wallace, Senior Consultant, Newfields
UK, Jan Hellings, Project Sponsor - Enabling Works Olympic Delivery Authority London Olympic 2012
Hong Kong China, David Yeung, Managing Director, Environ
The Middle East, Marcel Steward, Director Environmental Practice, Market Insurance Brokers Ltd

Workshop A - How to improve efficiency in brownfield remediation projects:
Cecilia MacLeod Technical Director, Arcadis
Julia Stegemann, Reader in Environmental Engineering, University College London

Workshop B - How are local authorities coping with skill shortage?:
David Rudland, Contaminated Land Officer, Swindon Borough Council
Matt Whitehead, SiLC Project Manager, Environment Agency
Joanne Kwan, Project Manager, CIRIA
Peter Massini, Manager, Future London Programme. Natural England
Gillian Dick, Principal Landscape and Environment Officer, Development & Regeneration Service, Glasgow City Council

Launch of CIRIA’s new guidance Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) – a guide for the construction industry (C681) followed by a drinks reception.

*America Square conference centre provides a genuine bit of history of our great city, as the original London Wall, (one of the largest construction projects carried out in Roman Britain) runs right through the venue, providing a fascinating and unique feature.

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