Invest North East England's delegation includes leaders from some of the region's biggest businesses
Invest North East England's delegation includes leaders from some of the region's biggest businesses
Richard Bell

North East to take centre stage at UK’s biggest property exhibition

The North East is set to take centre stage at the UK’s biggest property event later this month.

Inward investment body Invest North East England will showcase the area’s property development opportunities to over 3,000 delegates at MIPIM UK when it takes place in London next week.

The organisation will promote a number of the region’s key projects, including Gateshead Quays; Newcastle’s East Pilgrim Street; Milburngate, in Durham; and Sunderland’s Vaux scheme.

Representatives from all seven of the region’s local authorities will join Invest North East England at the exhibition, as will key businesspeople from stand partners Newcastle International Airport, Naylors, The Hanro Group, Lambert Smith Hampton, Bradley Hall, Highbridge Properties, Quorum Business Park, Ryder Architecture and Siglion.

Visitors to MIPIM UK will be introduced to key North East development sites, including Indigo Park in North Tyneside and Durham City Park.

They will also get a look at opportunities at the region’s Enterprise Zones, like the International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP) and Newcastle International Airport Business Park.

Invest North East England director Guy Currey said: “MIPIM UK attracts more than 3,000 participants, making it the biggest property event in the country.

“Investors have been quick to see the opportunities outside the capital and we’re seeking to capitalise on that by showcasing some of our key city centre and out of town sites as well as those on our Enterprise Zones.”

He continued: “The North East is one of the best regions in the UK to invest in and delegates at MIPIM UK will discover the wealth of opportunities available as well as the enthusiasm and passion of the region’s private and public sector representatives demonstrating the strength of our working partnerships.”

MIPIM UK will take place October 17-18.

Speaking further, Guy said that, following the success of the recent Great Exhibition of the North in Newcastle and Gateshead, “a real sense of excitement” now surrounds the North East and wider Northern Powerhouse region.

He added: “We have one of the fastest growing knowledge economies in the UK, the highest university provision per capita and a visitor economy worth £4bn. As a region we are thriving. It’s this kind of environment that excites and interests developers and investors. An area brimming with talent and ambition is a good place to invest.”

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