Drake Commercial recently attended the MIPIM UK event held at Olympia in London.
Tom Drake joined clients The Wigley Group at what is the UK’s largest property event for professionals, with a comprehensive conference programme relating to the real estate industry. MIPIM UK is attended by a range of property experts from investors and financial institutions, local authorities, developers and agents.
There were a wide range of opportunities and topics to discuss including a seminar and live debate with Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands. Perhaps most relevant to our location was a presentation attended on the Oxford to Cambridge corridor, which encompasses both Northampton and Milton Keynes. The relevant local authority’s are looking to work together to create a joined up strategy for new housing, infrastructure and employment. In particular there are plans for a new east-west transport links, which could include a train line linking the cities.
Tom was also able to meet with representatives from different local authorities, to discuss the ongoing need for new commercial property development in the area, particularly industrial stock for small to medium sized businesses.