Top-drawer delegates at conference
PETERBOROUGH was put on the global map at yesterday’s Growth Conference, with executives from national and international developers in attendance.
With £1billion-plus needed to get the regeneration of the city off the ground, the council was keen to appeal to companies with strong links to investors.
Among those present was Ben Wrighton, partner at global real estate agents Cushman and Wakefield, which has a track record of property investments in New York, Singapore and Los Angeles.
Also attending was Bill McLeod, managing director of Torrin Asset Management, who has invested in major developments on behalf of companies such as Rolls Royce, Tesco and Asda.
Transport companies were well represented too, with East Coast’s station project development manager Margaret Drinkwater, along with a representative from Network Rail, interested in the council’s plans for the Station Quarter.
National property developers including the Kier Group were present, with Kier in pole position to deliver an £80million investment in city schools.
King Sturge, would-be developers of the Peterborough District Hospital site, sent partner John Foddy, while business park developers Wrenbridge were represented by MD Peter Jarman.