Following the success of our 2009 event, SMi are proud to bring you:

PPP/PFI in Social Housing 2010

Adapting to a New Environment


"Emerging from recession and entering a new era of public spending austerity, Social Housing remains one of the key areas of public expenditure that will need to provide not only affordable housing solutions but exceptional value for money. Councils are under increasing pressure to make efficient use of decreasing budgets to provide effective housing infrastructure for all sections of the community."    


It is now more crucial than ever for the Public and Private sectors to establish an efficient and profitable partnership to overcome the challenges and take advantage of the opportunities a post-recession, budget-conscious society presents.

SMi’s 6th annual PPP/PFI in Social Housing conference provides an outstanding selection of expert analysis alongside the most relevant case studies to provide you with the most comprehensive examination of the PFI Social Housing market.


Benefits of Attending

  • Update your knowledge on the PPP Social Housing market and all the key developments over the last 12 months
  • Learn through firsthand accounts and unmissable case studies the key to developing a successful PFI Housing Project
  • Evaluate the latest trends and developments in the industry
  • Discover what the future holds post-recession and in a new political era
  • Network with all the key personnel in the PPP social housing market





Heads, Managers and Directors of:

  • Councils and Local Authorities
  • Construction companies
  • Law firms
  • Consultancies
  • Housing Associations
  • Equity providers and banks
  • Housing service providers


Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Elizabeth Wood

Elizabeth Wood, Associate, Walker Morris

9:10 PPP/PFI in a Period of Austerity

Martin Cheeseman

Martin Cheeseman, Director of Housing, Brent London Borough Council

  • Brent experience in negotiating and delivering its non HRA housing PFI
  • The do’s and don’ts of achieving a successful PFI
  • The future for PFI in housing in light of new governments approach
  • 9:50 Oldham's Round 2 Sheltered Housing Project

  • Experience of the contract from the Council's perspective
  • Managing the construction, service, legal and financial interfaces
  • Lessons Learned
  • Oldham's Round 4 Housing Regeneration Project
  • Brief overview
  • Implementing the lessons learned from Round 2
  • Chris Kelsall

    Chris Kelsall, PFI Housing Programme Manager, Oldham Council

    Dominic Walsh

    Dominic Walsh, Construction Consultant, Oldham Council

    10:30 Morning Coffee


    Steve Trueman

    Steve Trueman, Chief Operating Officer, Homes and Communities Agency

  • Current progress
  • New developments
  • Market issues
  • Future look
  • 11:40 A Lender’s View of the Market

  • Current state of the funding market
  • Economic environment
  • Interest rate risk management
  • Issues facing the sector
  • The future
  • Mark Amis

    Mark Amis, Head of Social Housing, Lloyds Banking Group

    Lis Duthie

    Lis Duthie, Director, Social Housing, Education, Community and Government, Lloyds Banking Group

    12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:20 A Focus on the LA New Build Programme

    Mark Baigent

    Mark Baigent, Projects Director, London Borough of Greenwich

  • Revitalising construction procurement and project management expertise at the local authority level.
  • Financing options for LA new build and demonstrating value for money.
  • Gearing up for increased scale, from infill sites through to larger estate renewal projects.
  • Moving towards mixed use and mixed tenure approaches
  • 14:00 Why PFI? - A Registered Providers Perspective

    Ian Perry

    Ian Perry, Chief Executive, Harvest Housing Group

  • Benefits of PFI
  • Risks Involved
  • Problems to overcome
  • Role of the Registered Provider
  • 14:40 Housing PPP in Leeds

    Christine Addison

    Christine Addison, Head of City Project Office, Leeds City Council

  • Leeds Regeneration Ambitions
  • Leeds’ Housing PPPs
  • Strategic Affordable Housing Partnership
  • The Way Forward
  • Lessons Learned
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 What Does PPP Really Mean in a Social Housing Context?

    Alex Gipson

    Alex Gipson, Director, Housing Finance, Structured Finance, Royal Bank of Scotland

  • How should we define PPP?
  • Track record of existing delivery methods?
  • How should we define best value?
  • What lessons have been learnt and how should this influence policy going forward?
  • 16:20 Cheshire PFI Extra Care Housing: Lessons Learned from Round 3

    Lynn Glendenning

    Lynn Glendenning, Commissioning Manager, Cheshire East Council

  • Partnership Working
  • Design
  • Care Contract
  • Services
  • Allocations
  • Service Delivery
  • 17:00 The Northampton Experience

    Chris Cavanagh

    Chris Cavanagh, Head of Regeneration and Development, Northampton Borough Council

  • PFI for the first time
  • Preparing a scheme based on half the credits originally bid for
  • Experiences from the process
  • Lessons learnt
  • 17:40 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Alan Aisbett

    Alan Aisbett, Partner, Pinsent Masons

    9:10 PFI in Cornwall: A Case Study

    Gill Steward

    Gill Steward, Corporate Director (Communities), Cornwall Council

  • How Cornwall’s Council PFI scheme will enable the delivery of the new unitary Council’s first housing
  • strategy including the redesign of older people housing
  • How the scheme has benefited from the new unitary dividend
  • The challenges and benefits of a multi-site PFI housing scheme
  • The benefits of delivering a PFI in a rural context
  • 9:50 Orchard Park Hull: from EOI to OBC

    Garry Taylor

    Garry Taylor, Assistant Head of Service, Hull City Council

  • Regeneration context and background
  • The role of Orchard Park and aims of the PFI
  • From EOI to OBC:  Key issues and challenges
  • Response and lessons learned
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee


    Richard Blakeway

    Richard Blakeway, Mayoral Advisor on Housing, Greater London Authority

  • The Mayor's London Housing Strategy and how it supports the extension of PFI/PPP
  • ventures
  • The role of the Mayor in encouraging private investment in the housing market.
  • Key housing issues where PFI/PPP investment should be encouraged.
  • An outline of opportunities for potential PFI/PPP schemes in London.
  • 11:40 Quality Homes for Older People

  • Overview of the project, defining the council's requirements and market preparations
  • Innovation - KTP, developing a design tool, sustainability evaluation tool
  • Competitive dialogue process
  • Structuring the team, working with the HCA and developing a strategic fit
  • Lessons learnt and future proofing the Model
  • Roy Marston

    Roy Marston, Manager Quality Homes and Support Services, North Tyneside Council

    Phil Jensen

    Phil Jensen, Housing PFI Procurement/Technical Manager, North Tyneside Council

    Bob Giddings

    Bob Giddings, Chair of Architecture and Urban Design & Director of Postgraduate Research Programmes, Northumbria University

    12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:20 Investing in Social Housing: An Equity Perspective

    Faraidon Saheb-Zadha

    Faraidon Saheb-Zadha, Investment Director, Barclays Private Equity

  • Attractions of the Social Housing sector
  • Challenges for Equity Investors
  • Departures from typical PFI structure
  • Importance of RSLs
  • Key equity risks
  • 14:00 Extra-Care PFI Schemes

    Steve Sharples

    Steve Sharples, Head of Special Projects, Housing 21

  • The story so far
  • What makes it different
  • Does one size fit all
  • Future challenges
  • 14:40 Afternoon Tea

    15:00 Effect of ‘Improved’ Housing Standards on Delivery

    Peter Minoletti

    Peter Minoletti, Planning Development Manager, London Thames Gateway Development Corporation

  • Mayor of London’s new housing standards
  • Reaction of development world
  • HCA housing and Sustainability Standards
  • 15:40 Impact of the Housing Crash

    Jeremy Allcock

    Jeremy Allcock, Head of Project Finance, Nationwide Building Society

  • The restructuring of projects as a consequence of the housing crash
  • Impact of higher pricing on affordability models
  • Time delays as a consequence of the above
  • Separation of development contracts from the main PA
  • Impetus of the programme
  • Delays of excessive derogations, unlike BSF where they are not generally
  • acceptable
  • 16:20 Getting There Eventually

    Ray Morgan

    Ray Morgan, Chief Executive, Woking Borough Council

  • Issues on the journey
  • How might we do it better
  • Lessons learned
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two



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