Sheffield City Region reports record interest at MIPIM

Sheffield City Region reports record interest at MIPIM
Sir Nigel Knowles, International Advisor to Mayor Dan Jarvis of Sheffield City Region, chairing the Innovation Led Growth panel debate at MIPIM

It’s been a successful year for Sheffield City Region at the recent MIPIM Conference, where it revealed over £1.4 billion of investable propositions to international investors.

This included demonstrating that over 2,500 hectares of land is available potentially for commercial or housing development, plus Sheffield City Region has the capacity for around 15,000 new residential units to be built.

Sheffield City Region hosted a packed programme of seminars and panel debates during the three-day event with high profile speakers from housing, development, local authority, property, architecture, finance and law, with over 230 delegates in attendance.

The programme showcased the very best that the region has to offer, including a seminar focusing on Innovation-led growth with a panel of experts from housing, academia and property development, plus an event focused on unlocking investment in the Sheffield City Region.

The launch of Sheffield City Region’s Global Innovation Corridor vision also generated a great deal of interest from investors.

Sir Nigel Knowles explained how it will focus on the extensive R&D assets and skilled specialisms of the region and revealed the plans to make it a global magnet for people, industry and innovators that will grow its advanced manufacturing, wellbeing and digital specialisms.

Sheffield City Region also hosted a Northern Powerhouse panel session alongside other regional counterparts including Leeds and Manchester.

“Not only did we see a significant increase in delegates attending our events this year but we also had a larger number of international investors actively seeking us out to discuss opportunities,” said Mr Knowles.

“Our housing development propositions, proved to be of particular interest, as were our hotel and leisure plans, and we are extremely optimistic about what the outcomes from this year’s MIPIM will be.”

He added: “This year’s MIPIM was a great opportunity to bring together the best of the private and public sectors in our region, and unite them to show the world what makes Sheffield City Region such an attractive place to live, work and invest.”