EN:Connect New Build Housing

EN:Connect New Build Housing

Wednesday 7th September 2022 9:00-11:00

Developing Brownfield Sites 

How do we set ourselves up for success in developing brownfield sites and how do we bridge to viability gap?

This session will be lead by Lee Parkinson, Chief Executive Officer, Efficiency North. Lee has over 28 years of experience in the construction and housing sector and champions intelligent procurement approaches including early contractor involvement, efficient supply chain management solutions through technology and social value delivery.

Lee will deliver this session accompanied by our guest speakers Ben Aspinall and Atam Verdi from Aspinall Verdi at 9:40 - 10:15 and Tracie Seals from Land and Infrastructure Services (LandIS) at 10:20 - 10:50


Atam Verdi, Chairman, Aspinall Verdi
Property Development and Regeneration Consultant , Chartered Surveyor

Atam is a Chartered Surveyor who has specialised in the field of development consulting and regeneration. He has experience in public sector funding, market analysis, viability studies, masterplanning, options appraisals, procurement negotiation of planning and S106 matters, feasibility studies, masterplanning and other development related economics.

Having worked at a number of leading practices Atam has teamed up with Ben Aspinall to establish a new consultancy providing both public and private sector clients with a bespoke service.

Ben Aspinall, Managing Director, Aspinall Verdi
Chartered Surveyor, Registered Valuer, Chartered Town Planner, Civil Commercial Mediator and Expert Witness.

 A founding partner of Aspinall Verdi working throughout the UK, Ben has over 25 years’ experience in the planning, development and regeneration sector working nationally. He is a

Ben is the lead contact for Homes England Professional Property Framework and  has held various Trustee and NED roles.

Tracie Seals, Land Manager, Land and Infrastructure Services (LandIS)

Tracie has over 20 years’ experience in the public sector and has been an ambassador for social housing where she created and implemented change strategy at local, city-region and regional level.

Tracie specialises in housing management, new-build, large scale housing renovation, and building asset investment and has achieved tangible capital and carbon savings whilst creating sustainable homes.

As Land Manager for a prestigious National house builder, Tracie is passionate about scoping for, and delivering residential, and commercial, land opportunities across the nation.

If you would like to join this session or request more information on EN:Connect sessions please contact lee.parkinson@efficiencynorth.org

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Written by Efficiency North