Salford City Council at MIPIM, sharing Salford’s growth and regeneration opportunities and ambitions

A Salford City Council team has been in Cannes, France to attend one of the biggest property and investment conferences in the world, MIPIM. From 12 to 15 March the team were representing the city and showcasing the council’s vision for the future on a truly global platform.

Tom Stannard, Chief Executive of Salford City Council taking part in a panel discussion at MIPIM

MIPIM, which stands for Le Marché International des Professionnels de L'immobilier in French or The International Market for Real Estate Professionals. The event which attracts 20,000 delegates representing 90 countries is widely recognised internationally as a key property and investment event.

With a goal of sharing the city’s latest signature schemes for the future, promoting the city, highlighting opportunities and creating connections with investors, the conference proved to be a huge success for the team.

The Salford City Council team included, Deputy City Mayor and Lead Member for Housing, Property and Regeneration, Councillor Tracy Kelly, Chief Executive Tom Stannard, Executive Director of Place John Searle, and Head of Partnerships and Investment Sarah Ashurst, who attended the event to:

  • Position Salford as a city with ambition on an international stage
  • Highlight existing and introduce new development opportunities in Salford
  • Develop connections with existing city partners
  • Create new relationships with property partners to ensure Salford is at the forefront of developers thinking

Once again we partnered with Place North West to help us further raise awareness of the positive opportunities in the city. Ahead of the exhibition, Tom Stannard gave his views on the current regen landscape and the importance of MIPIM.

At MIPIM we also partnered with Marketing Manchester and were part of the Manchester stand, positioning Salford within the wider Manchester region offer.

The most important session for Salford at MIPIM was a focus on the city’s upcoming signature schemes, with our Chief Exec Tom Stannard leading a panel discussion on ambition and opportunity in Salford.

Key talking points included:

  • Growth - with the huge 15% population increase in Salford since 2011, recent positive employment growth of 19% - 2018-22 - highest in Greater Manchester and GVA growth to 24%- highest in Greater Manchester - two and a half times the national average
  • How recent positive growth influences the city’s growth ambitions and plans
  • MediaCity - nearly at final approval of the new development framework, which will result in 3,000 new homes in media city and 75,000 square metres of employment space
  • Place Making – the importance of place making in city regeneration, with example of We Invented the Weekend at MediaCity and The Quays which attracted 60,000 people last year
  • Connectivity – vitally important in the city’s growth and vision
  • Culture – alongside place making with events, venues like RHS Bridgewater, The Lowry and Islington Mill are key to showcasing the city’s significant cultural offer
  • Town Centres – hugely important areas of regeneration for Salford and key for delivering residential growth

What the full session here:

To help better raise awareness of the activities at MIPIM and share the ongoing story of the city’s regeneration, we’ve created a new showcase on Linked IN. Here you can find all the latest news and developments of the Salford Regeneration Story.

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Date published
Friday 15 March 2024

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