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Lancaster Business Property Forum

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Fenton Street

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With excellent connections across the country, a world-class research-led university and a great place to live, work and play, Lancaster has nearly all the ingredients to become one of the best places in the UK to build a successful high-growth business.

Yet we’re missing one vital component – enough work space fit for modern businesses. There is huge latent demand for the right properties, businesses willing to invest, no shortage of land and buildings, and from around the country, there are projects and funding strategies that have helped transform communities. We have all the ingredients to solve Lancaster's business property problem – and now we need to get everyone into a room to discuss how we can work together to fix the issue.

As a result, Digital Lancaster, Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce and Lancaster Vision have arranged a half-day conference with the aim of bringing together all key parties in the debate to share ideas and make progress. The event is free to attend thanks to sponsorship from local property experts Eckersley and the support of Marcus Angell from SilverDoor Apartments, who has kindly allowed us the use of a floor in his office for the event.

Registration will begin at 8.30am and, starting at 9am, the event will include the following presentations:

– Welcome and Introduction – Marcus Angell, MD of SilverDoor Apartments and Director, Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce.
Marcus provides an overview from the Chamber and tells his own Lancaster property story

– The high-growth story – Michael Gibson, Chair, Digital Lancashire
Michael sets out plans now underway to develop a full fibre infrastructure in Lancaster and reveals the details of Digital Lancashire’s Lancaster property survey and what it means for the local economy

– The Baltic Creative story – Mark Lawler, Managing Director, Baltic Creative CIC
How a not-for-profit community organisation regenerated a large section of Liverpool, became the heart of the 2nd fastest growing tech clusters in the UK, created hundreds of new jobs and now owns 118,000 sq ft of workspace.

– The Lancaster property market - Mark Clarkson, Director, Eckersley
Mark gives an overview of the key drivers behind property investment and schemes and what is driving the market

– The Council’s perspective – Kieran Keane, Assistant Chief Executive, Lancaster City Council
At the heart of any plans for Lancaster is the City Council. Kieran will provide an overview of the Council’s thoughts and plans.

After the presentations, a break-out session will be held entitled "Next Steps - Words into Actions” at which each group will be asked to set out the practical steps which they (a) think should be taken and (b) could take themselves, in order to identify solutions to Lancaster’s Business Property problem.

A closing plenary session will summarise the next steps to be taken and the names of organisations and individuals willing to participate.

The event will close around 1pm with a buffet lunch

Please come and help us find the solutions to our City's business property needs and drive Lancaster to realise its full potential.

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