10 flagship schemes we predict will be showcased at MIPIM 2018

For the second year in a row, a Midlands delegation will be in attendance at this year’s global property conference MIPIM.

The event, which takes places in Cannes from March 13th – 16th, will see more than 70 public and private sector partners and 10 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) areas come together to showcase nearly £10 billion of investment opportunities in the region.

Here are the 10 major projects we predict will be highlighted by the delegation:

  1. Infinity Park in Derby: a £200 million regeneration project with the potential to provide 5million square feet of business space and create up to 8,000 jobs.
  2. Friargate in Coventry: an ambitious £100 million new business destination consisting of new office space, hotels, homes, shops, restaurants and public space. 
  3. Peddimore in Birmingham: at 71 hectares, this significant development will accommodate around 265,000 square metres of new industrial floor space and generate up to 10,000 skilled jobs.
  4. Black Country Garden City: dubbed Britain’s biggest ever garden city opportunity, this £6 billion brownfield regeneration project will generate 45,000 new homes over 10-years.
  5. Birmingham Smithfield: with an investment value of over £1 billion, the Smithfield masterplan will drive through the creation of 2,000 new homes, 300,000sq.m of commercial floor space and 3,000 new jobs.
  6. Ashton Green in Leicester: a high quality sustainable urban extension consisting of 3,000 new homes, 10 ha of employment land, a commercial village centre and 50 ha of green space.
  7. East Midlands Hub Growth Zone: a new Innovation Campus to accommodate businesses and universities’ research, with the capacity to create up to 10,000 high skilled jobs.
  8. UK Central Hub in Solihull: located in the heart of the UK’s transport network, this £2 billion development zone will generate up to 77,500 jobs, 775,000sq.m of commercial space and 4,000 homes.
  9. The Boots Island site in Nottingham: an exciting £500m major redevelopment scheme that will create new homes, offices and leisure facilities over the next 10-years.
  10. Langley SUE in Birmingham: a high quality sustainable urban extension of 6,000 homes, education facilities and public open space.

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As with all the aforementioned projects, one of the biggest challenges construction companies will be faced with is overcoming budget pressures from a rise in material, disposal and labour costs. Keeping finances under control will be essential in guaranteeing projects are delivered within budget.

Through early contractor involvement (ECI), our dedicated pre-construction team will work with you to evaluate the design, identify and eliminate any undue risks: establishing the most ‘economically efficient’ programme that reduces costs and saves time.

By engaging with us right at the start, we can offer advice and guidance on areas, including:

  • Cost planning, ranging from initial prefeasibility to financial budgets.
  • Identifying value engineering opportunities.
  • Formation of detailed programmes, risk assessments, method statements and traffic management.
  • Project planning and logistics.
  • 3D ground modelling design capability.
  • Risk management, review and alleviation.
  • Preparation of remediation strategies.

Our highly skilled and experienced team, backed up by our partnership with consulting civil engineers, Mucklow & Harris, means you can be sure our commercial and technical advice will deliver the best possible solution and the best possible price.

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