Lancaster district represented at prestigious MIPIM conference

Exciting opportunities and sites for development will be showcased to international investors, to help attract new projects and schemes to the Lancaster district.

Lancaster City Council along with Lancaster University are to represent the district at MIPIM UK, a leading property exhibition and conference held in London.

The annual event, taking place on October 17 and 18, gathers together the most influential players from all sectors of the real estate industry for four days of meetings and networking.

On the agenda for the Lancaster delegation will be championing the district’s many development sites with the aim of making business connections and encouraging future investment.

Sites ripe for potential investment include the Heysham Gateway, Canal Quarter and Bailrigg, and there are also exciting plans in the energy generation, defence, education and transport industries.

Coun Janice Hanson, Cabinet member with responsibility for regeneration and planning, said: “Attending events such as MIPIM are key to driving forward the district’s future success.

“We have so much to offer with a number of exciting projects in the pipeline and MIPIM provides the perfect platform to showcase these to potential investors.

“We’ve heard from many other local authorities that a number of the schemes now in planning or development as a result of the business connections made at this event, so we’ll be working to make sure the same follows for Lancaster.” 

Nick King from Lancaster University will be joining as a panellist at a showcase event at the exhibition on the theme of ‘Innovation in Lancashire’.

Nick said: “Partnering in projects with industry is central Lancaster University’s approach in driving regional, national and international growth.

Our Health Innovation Campus is one such project driving business innovation and enabling employment growth in the Digital Health Sector to create 300 jobs short term and 2,000 long term.

"I’m looking forward to attending MIPIM and talking about how our institution approaches partnership working to unlock the University’s breadth of knowledge and experience to help accelerate innovation and commercial opportunity.”

Last updated: 17 October 2018