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Despite the economic difficulties, Social Housing remains a hot topic as there is still a great deal of potential in this area. Through a series of targeted presentations and focused case studies this event will give you the opportunity to discover the latest developments surrounding social housing and regeneration projects in the UK, and how to use these to your advantage.

Key topics will include:

  • Role of the HCA and how it will support local communities
  • Risks of managing large regeneration projects
  • Achieving sustainable social housing
  • EU energy efficiency in buildings policy
  • Affordability in the current economic climate
  • Impact of the credit crunch on the private sector’s ability to become involved in PPPs
  • Avoiding the latest procurement pitfalls
  • Lessons learned so far and how they will be applied to the future

 

SMi's annual PPP/PFI in social housing conference is one of the best and most established and always attracts expert speakers as well as delegates who lead the industry. Come and see for yourself at what is due to be SMi's 5th successful event.

LEARN from experts and leading practitioners within the social housing world including the Homes and Communities Agency
HEAR a wide range of innovative case studies including eco-villages
UNDERSTAND the features and future of Arms Length Management Organisations
DISCOVER the latest funding solutions and financing options for partnerships
ASSESS the position of the UK's housing schemes against the rest of Europe
BENEFIT from high level networking opportunities with senior industry figures


 Testimonials from past PPP/PFI conferences:

“Outcome was fantastic” Financial Modelling for PPP/PFI, March 2009

“Very enjoyable and informative” PPP in Waste, March 2009

Public and Private Sector representatives including:

  • Housing Directors/Managers in Local Authorities
  • Members of the Construction  and Housing industries
  • Leaders and Partners of Consultancies and Law Firms working within the housing industry
  • Members of housing coalitions
  • Bankers
 

Organisations which attended last year include:

 

Addleshaw Goddard
Banco BPI
BDO Stoy Hayward
Bournemouth Borough Council
Bouygues UK Ltd
Browne Jacobson
CLG
D L A Piper
Davies Arnold Cooper,
Deloitte, S.L.
Dickinson Dees
Elevate East Lancashire
Equitix
Freeth Cartwright LLPGdynia City Hall
Gleeson Capital Solutions
Greater London Authority (G L A)
Homes for Haringey
Ian Williams Ltd
Kier Group Plc
KPMG

London Borough of Greenwich
Mcbainscooper
Miller Construction
Mills & Reeve Llp
NAB
Nabarro
National Audit Office
Nord LB
Northern Ireland Civil Service
 

 

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Kate Orviss

Kate Orviss, Partner, Pinsent Masons

9:10 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: THE HOMES AND COMMUNITIES AGENCY (HCA)

Steve Trueman

Steve Trueman, Chief Operating Officer, Homes and Communities Agency

  • Role of the HCA and how it will support local communities
  • Bridging the gap between HRA Housing and non-HRA housing
  • How and where it will invest
  • The HCA Academy
  • Case studies of early regeneration
  • Beyond the recession – the future for HCA
  • 9:50 RISKS OF MANAGING LARGE REGENERATION PROJECTS

    Geoff Pearce

    Geoff Pearce, Group Director of Development and Asset Management, East Thames Housing Group

  • An introduction to East Thames' approach to developing major development programmes
  • How we approach financing these projects
  • What are the common risks?
  • Tips for successfully delivering major schemes
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    10:50 CASE STUDY: LONDON THAMES GATEWAY PROJECT

    John Allen

    John Allen, Director of Planning, London Thames Gateway Development Corporation

    • Aims of London Thames Gateway project
    • Securing funding
    • Handling and integrating projects
    • Criteria for success
    • Olympic Fringe
     

    11:30 ACHIEVING SUSTAINABLE SOCIAL HOUSING

    Andrew Eagles

    Andrew Eagles, Managing Director, Sustainable Homes

  • Benefits of sustainable homes
  • Keeping costs down and meeting deadlines
  • Making renewable accommodation eco-friendly
  • The code for sustainable homes
  • The newly constructed Dwellings Energy Assessor
  • Ensuring that high density housing does not negate the purpose of sustainable housing
  • Andrew Eagles, Managing Director, Sustainable Homes
  • 12:10 Networking Lunch

    13:10 CASE STUDY: HANHAM HALL BRISTOL: THE FIRST ‘ZERO-CARBON’ ECO - VILLAGE

    Rory Bergin

    Rory Bergin, Head of Sustainability & Innovation, HTA Architects

  • What we wanted to achieve
  • Challenges of being the first Carbon Challenge Site
  • Designing to Level 6 of the Code for Sustainable Homes
  • Sustainability and energy strategies
  • Innovative civil engineering including CEEQUAL
  • Working with the local community to encourage healthy lifestyles
  • The environment aspect: waste, materials and ecology targets
  • The 2016 deadline and beyond
  • 13:50 CASE STUDY: KENT COUNTY COUNCIL’S BETTER HOMES ACTIVES LIVES SOCIAL HOUSING SCHEME

    David Weiss

    David Weiss, Head of Public Private Partnership, Kent County Council

  • Project overview
  • Types of social housing involved
  • Developing a ground breaking method of PFI
  • Qualities expected of a bidder
  • 14:30 LEARNING FROM A CEE COUNTRY

    Irena Herbst

    Irena Herbst, Chairman of the Board, Centrum PPP

  • Housing situation in Poland – current needs.
  • Effectiveness of already implemented solutions in Poland.
  • Possibility of using PPP in Poland.
  • Past PPP examples in Polish social housing with affordable rents.
  • 15:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks, Close of Day One and Afternoon Tea

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Alan Aisbett

    Alan Aisbett, Partner, Pinsent Masons

    9:10 CITY COUNCIL – MOVING FORWARD

    Paul Longshaw

    Paul Longshaw, Housing Programmes Director, Salford City Council

  • Overview and aims of the project
  • The programme chosen and how it will be procured
  • What will make the project a success?
  • The bidding process – What qualities are looked for in a bidder?
  • Involving the local community
  • Requirements and needs from the Government & HCA
  • 9:50 THE FUTURE ARMS LENGTH MANAGEMENT ORGANISATIONS

    Steve Partridge

    Steve Partridge, Director of Finance Policy and Development, Chartered Institute of Housing

  • The future of securing long term funds to support ALMOs
  • Methods of securing the funding
  • The stock transfer option and its advantages and disadvantages
  • Gauging the wishes of the local community
  • The features
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 THE PPP APPROACH

    Kate Orviss

    Kate Orviss, Partner, Pinsent Masons

  • Moving away from PFI to PPP
  • Renewal of the housing market
  • Choosing the right partnership
  • Changes to be expected by local authorities
  • Working through planning, procurement and project closure
  • The future of PPPs
  • 11:40 CASE STUDY: BRENT SOCIAL HOUSING

    Martin Cheeseman

    Martin Cheeseman, Director of Housing and Community Care, London Borough of Brent

  • Overview of the project
  • Securing funding
  • Overcoming difficult moments
  • Achieving special features: creation of the provision to extend the scale of the project and incorporation of drafting that is analogous to the new UK Treasury refinancing provision
  • Reaching financial close and looking beyond to project procurement
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:30 FINANCING OPTIONS FOR SOCIAL HOUSING PFI PROJECTS – A FUNDER’S PERSPECTIVE

    Ingrid Weston

    Ingrid Weston, Manager, Infrastructure & PPP , SMBC Europe

  • Impact of the credit crunch on the private sector’s ability to become involved in PPPs
  • Desire to invest vs lack of credit
  • Securing credit from banks
  • Looking for other means of funds
  • Looking beyond the recession
  • 14:10 HOUSING PFI/PPP – GETTING THE STRUCTURE RIGHT

  • Procurement strategy
  • Avoiding the latest procurement pitfalls
  • Bid strategy
  • Property structure
  • Investment and financing structure
  • Alex Guy

    Alex Guy, Partner, DLA Piper

    Kim Broadbent

    Kim Broadbent, Associate, DLA Piper

    14:50 GROWING NEED FOR SOCIAL HOUSES VS FALL IN CONSTRUCTION

    Kathryn MacGray

    Kathryn MacGray, Corporate Finance, PriceWaterhouseCoopers

  • Planning for the growing demand for social housing
  • Encouraging construction companies
  • Coping with the added pressure of meeting targets
  • Looking towards renewable housing and getting them up to scratch
  • 15:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Afternoon Tea

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    Delivery Models for Affordable Housing – Where Next?
    Workshop

    Delivery Models for Affordable Housing – Where Next?

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    23rd September 2009
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