A billion-pound package of opportunities is up for grabs when Sheffield City Region business leaders fly out to the south of France this week to get in front of thousands of potential investors. (March 13-17).
The largest-ever private sector delegation from the region will travel to MIPIM Cannes, the annual global property exhibition, to promote an exciting range of regeneration sites and properties. They will have supercar maker McLaren’s £50million move into the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District as proof that this region is in the fast lane to success: the Sheffield City Region (SCR) is investing £12million in the project which is confidently expected to have further massive benefits for regional suppliers.
The team will make a series of key announcements about the flagship assets offering opportunities for investors, and the funding available. Opportunities for MIPIM investors include visionary urban regeneration, extensive housing sites, and the excellence of transport links and strategic infrastructure in the region. The Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District, the Peel Group’s Aero Centre at Doncaster, and town centre revitalisation will be heavily promoted.
Simon Carr, MD of construction firm Henry Boot Ltd and a sponsor of the SCR at MIPIM, has been an attender on behalf of the region for many years. He said: “It’s networking at speed. It’s very intense and it brings together the construction industry, developers, investors and local authorities.
“Being at MIPIM means that you can start some very good conversations that go on to build longer-term relationships.
“It generates interest and gets people talking – it’s a catalyst for exploring opportunities.”
The Sheffield City Region sponsors this year include:
Coda, DLP Planning , Extra MSA Group, Harworth Estates, Henry Boot, HLM Architects, Keepmoat, Network Space, Peel Group, Turner and Townsend, University of Sheffield, Verdion, WT Partnership
Henry Boot as a firm is very much part of the Sheffield City Region. It is currently working on the ‘Better Barnsley’ revitalisation of the town centre and is a key partner in the newly-opened Barnsley Skills Academy; it built the hugely successful Fox Valley retail park on the former steelworks site at Stocksbridge; and Markham Vale, one of the largest commercial parks in the UK.