The Rotherham Housing Developer Summit has been hailed as a success as it returned for its fourth year this week.
Hosted by Rotherham Council, the event attracted key stakeholders from across the housing development and construction industry.
Architects, developers, investors, estate agents and building contractors, were at AESSEAL New York Stadium for a showcase of how the Council and its partners are working together to deliver new homes and key projects through innovative programmes throughout the borough.
Rotherham Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing, Councillor Dominic Beck, said: “The Rotherham Developer Summit is an exciting event for both the Council and those involved in housing across the region. It’s a chance to engage with each other, discover the latest opportunities and find out how to be part of the next wave of transformation in the town.
“Over 200 delegates attended the event and we were delighted to hear that partners are keen to get involved, and be a part of the Council’s vision to extend opportunities and plan for the future of Rotherham.”
This year’s key theme was, accelerating delivery of new homes being built in the borough, as well as topics such as the Town Centre and future sites planned or in development.
Dilys Jones, Head of Home Ownership and Supply at Homes England, said: “At Homes England, we’re on a mission to accelerate the pace of housebuilding across the country, so it was great to see so much ambition and interest from partners to get more homes built more quickly in Rotherham. Well done to Rotherham Council for a great event, which really showed the sector their commitment to housing growth.”
New for this year, delegates also had the opportunity to pose questions on the plans to a panel including representatives from the Council as well as Homes England and the Sheffield City Region and chaired by property journalist, Jayne Dowle.
Rotherham’s Housing Developer Summit gives the Council an opportunity to engage with many key stakeholders directly, discuss future opportunities to work together and make new business connections.
Delegates also found out about aspirations for the Town Centre, and a range of other sites including Swinton centre as well as hearing about the Council’s innovative opportunities for new housing across smaller sites.