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Walker Sime Showcases its Commitment to Healthy Cities at UKREiiF 2024

Walker Sime are Official Partners of UKREiiF 2024

We are delighted to confirm our involvement with The UK’s Real Estate Investment & Infrastructure Forum (UKREiiF) which takes place between 21-23 May 2024, in Leeds.

Walker Sime has long been committed to creating lasting legacies of regeneration that positively impact society and we’re thrilled to play a prominent role at this year’s event.

The UKREiiF event, in partnership with Pagabo, is known for bringing together leading industry professionals and influencers, and in 2024 will feature a special focus on “Healthy Cities,” aligning with Walker Sime’s mission to drive sustainable urban development and community well-being.

We have secured a centre stage spot on Wednesday 22nd May in the Rethinking Places Pavilion for a session on ‘Creating Healthy Towns and Cities’, where regeneration leaders from the public and private sectors will get together to explore how we can transform the UK’s towns and cities to create healthy places to live.

One of the highlights of the day will be a panel discussion involving Walker Sime’s new Director of Regen Delivery, Cathy Palmer. In her former role Cathy led Birkenhead’s once-in-a-generation transformation programme. She is passionate about place-based regeneration and ensuring communities are at the heart of delivery. As part of the forum she will discuss examples of investments in towns, cities, and neighbourhoods, changing behaviours and creating healthier lifestyle choices.

Photo of Cathy Palmer, Director of Regen Delivery at Walker SimeCathy Palmer, Director of Regen Delivery at Walker Sime who will be part of the “Creating Healthy Towns and Cities” discussion

The discussion promises to provide valuable insights into the power of community involvement, influencing mixed-use developments, drawing from the collective experiences of Walker Sime and our clients.

“We are excited to be part of this year’s UKREiiF and to contribute to the important dialogue surrounding healthy cities and sustainable urban development,” said Cathy expressing her enthusiasm for the upcoming event.

“We understand the profound impact that well-planned, community-focused projects can have on the fabric of society, and we look forward to sharing our insights and learning from others who are equally passionate about this mission.”

Keith Griffiths, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of UKREiiF, said: “We’re thrilled that Walker Sime will be joining the UKREiiF programme for the third annual event. Their expertise and commitment to fostering healthier towns and cities aligns perfectly with our goals for creating sustainable and vibrant urban spaces and places. We eagerly anticipate their session on ‘Creating Healthy Towns and Cities’ as it promises to be a highlight of our program, fostering crucial discussions on urban regeneration and community well-being.”

Led by the UK’s leading property events company Built Environment Networking and supported by some of the biggest UK property and infrastructure companies, the third annual UKREiiF event will be held in Leeds on 21-23 May 2024. The forum will attract inward investment, generate economic growth, and drive a more sustainable and inclusive culture within the property and construction industries.

Walker Sime specialises in quantity surveying, project management, bills of quantities, employers agent plus regeneration and infrastructure services. Recent “Healthy City” regeneration projects include Rochdale Town Centre, Liverpool Waters, Eureka!, Wirral Waterfront and Stockport 8.