Michelmores Future Homes Forum
Over the last few months I have been helping to arrange the Michelmores Future Homes Forum which took place last week.
The event was organised at the request of Sir John Banham who is now the Chairman of the Future Homes Commission, a body recently set up by the Royal Institute of British Architects to conduct an inquiry into the design and delivery of theUK’s future homes.
The purpose of the Forum was to aid the Commission with its inquiry by bringing together leading developers, planners, architects, agents and bankers to discuss the issues hindering the supply of affordable housing. I helped with the organisation as my current and second seat is in the Property department.
The event took place on a lovely Spring day – so nice in fact that Andrew Maynard, our Client Services Director and former Senior Partner, took the guests onto our roof-top terrace to enjoy tea and coffee before the roundtable discussion began!
Sir John Banham chaired the meeting itself which was very interesting – a fantastic insight into the views of leading individuals within the housing sector.
The Future Homes Commission is aiming to produce a report on the subject of its inquiry in the autumn of this year. Before the meeting at Michelmores, Sir John Banham explained that he would be happy to leave with just one idea for his part of the report; afterwards he said he had at least four – very satisfying to hear!
Keep an eye on the publications page of our website for our post-briefing materials if you would like to hear more about the meeting.