Sheffield set for MIPIM date

Sheffield will feature strongly at MIPIM 2011, the global property and real estate event in Cannes this March, thanks to a private sector consortium of leading property developers, agents, architects and other development and construction-related professionals who have joined forces to fund the activity.

The consortium, led and co-ordinated by the city’s economic development agency Creativesheffield, consists of partners including Bond Bryan, British Land, Harworth Estates, HLM Architects, Lane Walker, Nabarro LLP, Rider Levett Bucknall, Sheffield Business Park, Strategic Sites and 4 Urban.

MIPIM brings together the world’s most influential property professionals to create and strengthen business relationships, connect with potential partners and look for new business opportunities over four intensive days.

“MIPIM is a unique opportunity to further develop Sheffield’s profile in the property sector,” comments David Fletcher, Director of Business Investment for Creativesheffield. “We need to ensure that property developers and investors are aware of the opportunities associated with the city’s continuing economic renaissance. We see it as a very positive sign that our private sector partners have stepped forward to ensure that Sheffield maintains its presence at MIPIM in 2011.”

One of the events planned under the Sheffield banner is an exclusive dinner for key clients and property developers, at which Simon Carr, managing director of Sheffield-based Henry Boot Construction, and a recently appointed Board Member of the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership, will update the guests on the vision for the city region from a development and regeneration perspective.