City of Wolverhampton to showcase at MIPIM 2018
March 12, 2018
City of Wolverhampton will be presenting at MIPIM 2018 as part of the Midlands UK delegation.
The world’s largest property event takes place at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes from Tuesday, March 13 to Friday 16.
It brings together the most influential figures from all international property sectors - office, residential, retail, healthcare, sport, logistics and industrial, offering unrivalled access to the greatest number of development projects and sources of capital worldwide.
There will be 24,000 participants from 100 countries, with 3,100 exhibiting companies, 360+ speakers, 100+ conferences, and 5,000 visitors.
2018 is going to be a big year for regeneration in the city. Leading the way are plans to build on the success of the UK’s premier advanced manufacturing business park, i54, major works on the £150 million city centre Interchange scheme, and the start on site of the £55 million Westside leisure-led development.
As part of the ‘Right Landscape for Growth’ hotspot tomorrow, Tim Johnson will be presenting plans to capitalise on further strategic sites close to M54, Junction 2, with potential to create more than 20,000 jobs. It will provide multiple opportunities for developers, investors and end occupiers.
The following day Tim will also be announcing, during the ‘World Class Developments’ hotspot, ambitious plans to develop a city centre commercial district to compete with the best the UK has to offer. It will be connected directly to the purpose-built £150 million transport Interchange and the benefits of HS2, as well as offer city centre living opportunities.
City of Wolverhampton Council Leader, Councillor Roger Lawrence, said: "Multi-billion-pound regeneration is changing the face of our city and creating a wealth of attractive opportunities for developers and investors.
“Impressive strides have already been made in the city and there are exciting opportunities on the horizon - we hope to make some important connections at MIPIM that will benefit the city in the future.”