A delegation of public and private sector representatives from Derby, led by Marketing Derby, exhibited at London property convention MIPIM UK 2016.
Held at the Olympia in London, MIPIM UK is the UK’s largest exhibition and conference for property professionals. Derby has exhibited at the conference since its inception, showcasing the city’s latest development opportunities.
This year, the next wave of opportunities available in Derby, including Derby City Council sites coming to market, and development opportunities at Derby’s Enterprise Zone, Infinity Park Derby, were discussed with investors.
John Forkin, Managing Director of Marketing Derby, said: “Two years ago we attended the first MIPIM UK to be held in London, where we launched a campaign to attract residential investment to support Derby’s growth ambitions.
“We had a tremendous response and some of the buildings recently constructed, or currently going through planning, are a direct result of this.
“This year we focused on the City Centre Masterplan to raise awareness of opportunities and Derby City Council sites about to come to market.”
In preparation for MIPIM UK, Marketing Derby held a private investor reception at the Ritz, to showcase why Derby is an excellent opportunity for investment.
In a demonstration of the city's successful private-public partnership approach, ambassadors from Derby's public and private sectors came together with UK investors and developers to highlight some of the city's recent development successes and pipeline projects, as well as the next wave of opportunities.
Speaking at the event, Managing Director John Forkin said: "Derby has already attracted £3bn of investment, but the city is still a work in progress, which is why we are delighted to see so many colleagues from the investment community."