Boyer and Concilio host breakfast seminar
Boyer’s Colchester Office has been working with our friends at Concilio for a number of years on a range of projects, and recently worked together at this event for clients and other built environment professionals in Essex and Suffolk.
On Wednesday 19th October, we were pleased to welcome guests to Milsoms Hotel in Dedham for a breakfast seminar to hear Cllr David King, Leader of Colchester Borough Council, speak about the opportunities provided by Colchester being awarded city status, the challenges posed by the need for growth and development in the Colchester area and the priorities for the Council.
After a hearty breakfast, Matt Clarke (Director and Head of Boyer Colchester) began by welcoming people to the event and providing background to the seminar, highlighting some of the challenges facing the development industry across the country and how Government agendas to promote growth and economic prosperity may be translated into policies and initiatives in the Colchester area.
Katie Brown (Senior Account Manager, Concilio) then interviewed Cllr King to explore in more detail the aims and objectives of Colchester Borough and what the future may hold as Colchester becomes a city following the award of city status as part of Queen Elizabeth II’s platinum jubilee celebrations. Katie and Cllr King also discussed the Colchester Local Plan and emerging proposals for the Colchester Tendring Borders Community, noting the strong cross boundary relationship and opportunities that may come forward as part of this large-scale strategic growth area alongside the importance of delivering infrastructure links to allow for sustainable movement, rapid transit and choice for all.
Following the interview, those attending the seminar were invited to ask Cllr King questions. Questions included how Colchester can continue to support growth opportunities both in the urban area but also out of town locations, and the relationship between officers and members in the context of decision making processes within the Council.
Boyer and Concilio were pleased to host the event and were delighted that so many colleagues and clients were able to attend. Guests included representatives from Barrett David Wilson Homes, Bloor Homes, Churchmanor Estates, Countryside, Crest, Croudace, Denbury Homes, Hopkins Homes, Orwell Housing, Persimmon, Taylor Wimpey, Tollgate Partnership and Turnstone Estates.
Boyer was really pleased to host the event with Concilio and continue to build relationships with existing clients and new contacts who work within the built environment industry across Essex and Suffolk and pass on our thanks to Cllr David King for speaking at the event which everybody found extremely insightful and interesting.