Conference programme

Please note that the programme is currently under development and subject to change


Tea and coffee served in the exhibition area


Introduction and welcome

Scene-setting: Policy, funding development and the implications for rail property development
Philip Beer, partner, Burges Salmon



The context for rail stations and property in 2020

Session chair: Jonathan Bray, Director, Urban Transport Group

Setting the scene – passengers and stations
John Siraut, Director of Economics & Global Technology Lead, Transport Economics, Jacobs

Rail stations as a driver of development, regeneration and regional prosperity
Sandeep Shingadia, Director of Development and Delivery, TfWM 

Action stations: How devolution is transforming rail stations for the better
Stephen Joseph, Transport Policy Adviser and Consultant, Urban Transport Group

Followed by facilitated Q+A for panel and delegates


Morning networking
Tea and coffee served in the exhibition area


Rail stations as facilitators of development in the West Midlands

Chair: Paul Faulkner, Chief Executive, Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce

A panel of regional experts and leading regional developers will explore key themes

Ian Baxter, Strategy Director, SLC Rail

Danny Trup, Engineering & Programme Director, Urban Growth Company

Niki French, Senior Project Manager, Interchange Station, HS2 

Hala Lloyd, Lead Architect, HS2 Midlands Stations

Sandeep Shingadia, Director of Development and Delivery, TfWM 


A deep dive into rail station development in the West Midlands, the centre of many major station development and rail station-led development projects:

  • railway stations as facilitators of development

  • the development of railway land, stations and depots and surplus land

  • making effective use of commercial space in stations

  • station access, in particular park-and-ride commercialisation 

  • rail stations and the housing challenge

Facilitated Q+A for panel and delegates


Networking Lunch
Selection of sandwiches and refreshments served in the exhibition area


Future stations: design and management

Chair: Lucy Harper, Station Strategy Group, Rail Delivery Group

Tomorrow’s Living Station: drivers for sustainable growth at the heart of healthy communities
Peter Neckelmann, Associate, Integrated City Planning, Arup

What Matters Most - The Passenger Perspective
Geoff Grant, Stakeholder Management, Transport Focus

Delivering third party stations: new opportunities
Sam Uren, Engineering Director, SLC Rail

The future of station design
Andy Duggins, Regional Director, Rail – Midlands & North West, Aecom

Issues include:

  • Smart stations: technology and innovation 

  • Stations as catalysts for healthy, sustainable communities

  • Delivering positive outcomes for passengers

  • Agililty and flexible operations

  • Safer, low carbon and more efficient stations


Afternoon networking
Tea and coffee served in the exhibition area


Rail stations and regeneration

Chair: Philip Beer, partner, Burges Salmon

City centre regeneration in Dundee: hotel, regeneration and rebuild case sudy
Willie Watt, Director, Nicoll Russell Studios

Land Value Capture and the rail interface: essential steps for success
Ian Lindsay, Senior Partner, aspire CP

Suburban networks and wider town centre regeneration: South Shields
George Mansbridge, Corporate Director, Regeneration and Environment, South Tyneside Council

Followed by facilitated Q+A for panel and delegates



Conference close

This established event is the premier forum of the rail industry, the property development and real estate sectors, retailers as well as those locally, regionally and nationally responsibly for economic development and growth. Macros and micro trends strongly indicate the railway stations will continue as a major dynamo of unlocking jobs, housing and economic growth of the next decade and beyond.

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Re-scheduled: 25 February 2021
Council House, Birmingham

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