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James Traynor to head to Manchester to Join Building Live Panel

October 9, 2019


Building Live is tailor-made for construction’s top-level contractors, specialists, consultants, architects and clients, this year’s new Club will offer high-level market insight and a platform for intelligent debate around the biggest challenges facing the built environment. James will be one of the panelist on 17th of October who will be discussing about Regeneration Challenges. For the full programme of this event see below:

15.00 – 15.30: Registration and networking

15.30 – 15.45: Keynote speech
Eamonn Boylan, chief executive of Greater Manchester Combined Authority

15.45 – 16.45: Panel debate – building confidence and delivering successful outcomes: satisfying clients and investors
The construction boom is good news for the industry but also brings challenges including maintaining quality and ensuring projects are delivered on time. Margins and the supply chain are under pressure and the collapse of Carillion and local contractor Forrest has shaken client confidence in the industry. This session will explore how the industry can work with clients and investors to attract investment to the region and rebuild confidence in the supply chain whilst delivering successful outcomes at necessary volumes.

16.45 – 17.00: keynote speech – Ten tips for keeping projects on track in a booming market
David Bebb, partner, Fenwick Elliott

17.00 – 17.15: Tea Break

17.00 – 17.15: Keynote – attracting investment to one of the UK’s most challenging regeneration projects
Cllr Darren Rodwell, Leader, Barking and Dagenham

17.30 – 18.30: Panel debate – the regeneration challenge – creating successful communities across the North West
Each town or city in the North West has its own unique character and regeneration challenges. What are the ingredients needed to create successful, revitalised communities? Our panel of experts will share their expertise in successful regeneration including collaborations and partnerships which provide the best results, available business models and how successes from the region and further afield can be applied to the wider North West.


Cllr Darren Rodwell, Leader, Barking and Dagenham
Pete Bailey, Associate, Northern Housing Consortium
James Traynor, Managing Director ECD Architects

18.30 – 20.00: Networking drinks