The landscape of the housing sector is rapidly changing. A systemic housing shortage, building safety and the challenge and importance of achieving net zero are among the biggest issues facing the sector, and as such are at the centre of our first-ever Housing Today Live event.
The free-to-attend virtual event, taking place on 24 March, will include exclusive analysis and opinion pieces, as well as live panel discussions, that will provide insight, advice and analysis for firms working right across the housing sector.
Thursday 24 March
9.30am - 10.15am
Keynote interview: Building safety – What do new building safety requirements mean for housing associations?
For the past five years building safety has been a central focus for construction as a whole, with no sector more affected than the housing industry. In the post-Grenfell world requirements around building safety have undoubtedly become more stringent for both new build and existing stock, with the responsibility falling to building owners, or more specifically in the social housing sector – housing associations.
In this keynote interview hear from Geeta Nanda, chair of G15 Group and chief executive of Metropolitan Thames Valley as she discusses the challenges facing the social housing sector as housing associations navigate the new building safety landscape.
Interviewer: Joey Gardiner
Chair of the G15 Group and chief executive
Metropolitan Thames Valley
11.00am - 12.00pm
Webinar: Housing delivery – Is MMC the key to solving the housing crisis?
The UK is facing a systemic housing shortage. In the 30 years to 2021, three million fewer properties were built than in the previous 30, while the population has increased by more than nine million. With the sector facing an uphill battle thanks to various inflationary pressures, the need to rethink the way housing is delivered is more crucial than ever.
In this webinar panelists will explore the role of modern methods of construction in unlocking housing delivery, what technologies are key to upping supply and what the role of traditional housebuilding will be. They will also discuss what the required skills profile of the workforce is and will be and the challenges and opportunities presented by new ways of working.
Chair: Jordan Marshall
Special projects editor
Assemble Media Group
Production strategy director
Head of housing investment at Gresham House &
Lead fund manager of Residential Secure Income
2.00pm - 3.00pm
Webinar: Private vs social housing sector – Challenges to decarbonising the UK’s housing stock
The housing sector is facing a colossal challenge when it comes to the decarbonisation of residential stock – but the challenges are not the same for all. While there are some common challenges to both the social and private housing sectors there are also distinct differences. What needs to be done within both landscapes, what should each tackle first; and how does each sector secure and focus the investment required.
In this webinar our panel of experts will explore the challenges that decarbonising the UK’s housing stock presents both social and private housing organisations, the key steps both must take to support net zero efforts, and the key regulations that will help guide both halves of the sector. They will also discuss how funding should be prioritised and secured.