A showcase of innovative delivery methods from local authorities

It could be said that local authorities and housing associations are in the middle of a perfect storm. Their budgets are shrinking while the demand for housing continues to rise. During times like these, it is often tempting to seek out a quick fix by selling off land or housing stock to generate income. But what happens in the longer term once these assets are gone?

As a developer and contractor working in partnership with local authorities and housing associations, at Durkan we are starting to see a shift in approaches to managing assets and income generation.

Instead of the quick fixes, the focus is now very much on the long-term future, with an emphasis on innovative funding and delivery methods that provide a greater return on investment.

Join us at Homes 2017 where we will be exploring this topic and asking how we can get councils building again.

Local authorities: new approaches to housing delivery and creating value

Date:    Wednesday 22nd November at 11.45
Venue:  Durkan Theatre, Homes 2017, London Olympia


  • Robert Grundy, Head of Housing Division, Savills (Chair)

  • Dr Janice Morphet, Professor at the Bartlett School of Planning, UCL

  • Stephen Armitage, Director of Public Sector Advisory Services, LSH

  • Teresa Lane, Assistant Director Commercial Property & Regeneration, Aylesbury Vale District Council

  • Fraser Wells, Managing Director Housing Partnerships, Durkan


It’s free to attend, simply register via the Durkan guest list here.


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