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The UKAA North-West Hub Launch Event – Manchester BTR: Dozens of new communities and thousands of new homes – so what have we learned and where do we go next? (in person event)

Tuesday 5th October 2021

Join us in Manchester in person for the launch of the UKAA North-West hub hosted by LOFT on

Tuesday 5th October 2021


We are excited to be back in person for our first live event in Manchester for launch our UKAA North-West hub. We welcome our members with a presence in Manchester or an interest in the area.

Join us for a panel discussion and networking examining the Manchester experience of BTR to-date and expectations for the future, to celebrate the launch of the UKAA North West Regional Hub.

Build to Rent has seen impressive growth in recent years, and it is no longer a very localised phenomenon.  The experience of cities like Manchester can serve as lessons for the conditions necessary for BTR to thrive and to deliver great places and experiences for residents.  What can other regions learn from the Manchester experience, what makes Manchester unique, and what does the future hold?

David Butler, UKAA will set out how our regional strategy will help members with an interest or presence in regions like the North West to:

  • Convene to discuss national BTR opportunities and challenges through a local lens
  • understand local challenges and opportunities in BTR
  • hold local events and networking for wider audiences


4.45pm – 5.45pm – Registration & Networking

6.00pm – 7.00pm -Panel Discussion

7.00 – 8.00pm – Networking & Drinks sponsored by Regal Blinds


Welcome & Introduction:

Dave Butler, UKAA



Ben Etherington, LOFT




Paul Borrmann, Dandara







Leanne Hargreaves, Grainger



Dougie Orton-Wade, Allsop



Sam Richardson, Urbanbubble







Jasper Sanders, Jasper Sanders & Partners



Many thanks to our networking and drinks sponsors:








For the in-house manufacture of bespoke curtains, blinds and soft furnishings to the BTR and PRS sectors. Full turnkey solutions offering style, privacy and performance on a nationwide basis.