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The Cambridge-Oxford Corridor Challenge, Conference & Dinner - 4th December 2018

  • 4 Dec 2018
  • 9:30 AM - 9:30 PM (UTC-00:00)
  • St Antony’s College, Woodstock Road, Oxford


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In conjunction with the Cambridge Oxford Corridor Constructing Excellence Club and London Constructing Excellence Club

Present: The Cambridge - Oxford Corridor Challenge”

A conference about the proposed development along the Cambridge / Oxford corridor to facilitate economic growth, and the challenges facing the construction industry

When: Conference - 9.30am to 5.45pm on Tuesday 4th December 2018

Informal Dinner - 6.30pm to 9.30pm

Where: St Antony’s College, Woodstock Road, Oxford


Conference Morning Programme:

From 9.30am

Arrival and tea and biscuits


Assemble in St Antony's College


Introduction and welcome

Chair: David Evans, Legal Director, Blake Morgan (on behalf of the Cambridge Oxford Corridor CE Club)


Key Note Address

What does Government want the private sector to do?


Cllr Barry Wood, Chair of the Corridor Councils' Leader Group


One year on: Maintaining momentum for the Growth Arc


Bridget Rosewell OBE,

National Infrastructure Commission


Implementation - regional or national policies?

Martin Tugwell, Programme Director, England Economic Heartland



Planning challenges - how do we make the planning system work for the private sector?

David Bainbridge, Partner and 

Head of Planning, Bidwells


Panel discussion and questions with morning speakers

Chaired by David Evans and including

·         Iona Foster, 5th Studio; and

·         Kieran Perkins, 5th Studio


Lunch in St Antony's College



Conference Afternoon Programme:   


 1.45pm        Introduction to the afternoon session Chair: Richard Wade, Partner and Head of Construction, Blake Morgan LLP (on behalf of the Society of Construction Law)       
1.50pm        Connectivity – HighwaysProposals and implementation timetable        Matt Stafford, Divisional Director – Oxford to Cambridge Expressway, Highways England
2.15pm Connectivity – Proposals and progress so far        Rob Brighouse, Chair, East West Rail Company       
2.40pm Connectivity – Broadband Challenges facing broadband infrastructure providers        Adrian Wooster, Head of Network Strategy, Gigaclear PLC       
3.05pm New - Build Housing: construction defects – issues and solutions        Wendy Wilson, House of Commons Library.


Afternoon tea break Networking      
4pm The Letwin Review - how can industry develop new strategies to respond to the housing challenge?         Emily Williams, Associate Director, Residential Research, Savills
4.25pm OXLEP Industrial Strategy and connectivity and homes         Nigel Tipple Chief Executive and / or Richard Byard, Director of Business Development OXLEP
4.40pm         SEMLEP Industrial Strategy and connectivity and homes Hilary Chipping, Chief Executive, SEMLEP        
4.55pm         Bucks and Thames Valley LEP Industrial Strategy and connectivity and homes         Richard Harrington, Chief Executive, Buckinghamshire Thames Valley LEP        
5.10pm Panel discussion and questions with  afternoon speakers         Chaired by Richard Wade and including:             

·         Nicholle Phillips,  Director (Strategic Land West) Countryside Properties:

·         Rameen Firoozan, Director, Redrow Homes Limited        

5.45pm         Closing remarks         David Evans on behalf of the Constructing Excellence Clubs


There will be ample opportunity for networking during the conference.

The Conference programme includes lunch in St Antony's College, and refreshments during the day.


Followed by:

Informal Sit Down Three Course Dinner in St Antony’s College from 6.30pm to 9.30pm

Dress Code - Smart Casual 


Ticket Costs

Conference: OCE / COCCEC members £35 / Non-members £60

Dinner at St Antony's College: OCE / COCCEC members £60 / Non-members £75

Conference & dinner - OCE / COCCEC members £95 and non-members £135

For information about Sponsorship and Exhibition Space (for pop up stands or table displays) please contact David.Evans@blakemorgan.co.uk or telephone 01865 254289 Exhibition space available from £150

This conference is organised on a "not for profit" basis by the participating Constructing Excellence Clubs.  VAT is not chargeable on our prices (prices are all inclusive).



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