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Thames Valley Berkshire @ MIPIM UK 2014

Stand C 02

15th-17th October, 2014

Olympia, Kensington, London

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EVENT SUMMARY – Thames Valley Berkshire arrives in London.

Held in London, MIPIM UK is the 1st UK property trade show gathering all professionals looking to close deals in the UK property market: investors, developers, local authorities, occupiers, corporate end-users, hotel groups, agents and business service providers.  MIPIM UK works closely in partnership with a distinguished Advisory Committee comprised of leading industry professionals.

Following the success of the Thames Valley Property Forum, Thames Valley Berkshire LEP, Reading CIC, Slough Borough Council and The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead,  supported by Barton Willmore, Development Securities, Haslams and RCVP have teamed together and created a stand under the banner of Thames Valley Berkshire. This  unique conglomeration of public/private sector will promote and generate interest in the Thames Valley and the various projects which are being developed across the region,  recognised as one of the most successful  in the UK.

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Programme of Events

Come and find us on stand C02 MIPIM UK Floor plan

For full details visit the on-line MIPIM UK programme of events

Wednesday 15th October

8am MIPIM UK doors open

10:00-10:30am Boris Johnson Key Note, Blue Room

11:00-11:30am Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, Networking Session Stand C02

13:00-14:30 Investors Lunch arranged by MIPIM UK, Invitation only Apex Room

15:00-15:30 Reading UK CIC, Networking Session Stand C02

17:30-19:00 MIPIM UK Opening Cocktail Party, open to all

19:00 Reading Dinner in conjunction with 3Fox, Invitation Only

Thursday 16th October

8am MIPIM UK doors open

10:30-11:00 Slough Borough Council, Networking Session Stand C02

11:30-12:15 Business Showcase organised by Thames Valley Berkshire LEP open to all Business Showcase

12:45-14:00 Occupiers Lunch, organised by MIPIM UK, Invitation only Apex Room

14:00-14:45 More than tenant:What does an occupier really want? Organised by UKPF, Open to all, Red Room

17:30-19:00 MIPIM UK Awards Ceremony, Open to all.

Friday 17th October

8am MIPIM UK doors open

16:00 MIPIM UK ends.

Business Showcase

Thames Valley Berkshire: Europe’s Transport Hub

As the debate on the future of aviation in the UK crystallises, what are the implications for the Thames Valley’s global connectivity?

A key note presentation will be given by Nigel Milton, Director of Policy and Political Relations at Heathrow, followed by a stimulating Q&A session with an expert panel comprising: Jamie Renison, Senior Director DTZ; Ruth Bagley, Thames Valley Berkshire LEP ‘Western Rail Access to Heathrow (WRAtH)’ lead & Kim Cohen, Partner, Barton Willmore.

Thursday 16th October, Business Showcase,  11.30am – 12.15pm

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Thames Valley Berkshire Facts and Figures

High performing

• Thames Valley Berkshire is the best performing Local Enterprise Partnership area when ranked on ten key indicators of economic success and wellbeing.

Excellent connectivity

  • On the doorstep of London and less than an hour from Heathrow Airport, the world’s  business airport.
  • Significant investment in transport (including Western Rail Access to Heathrow,
  • Southern Rail Access to Heathrow, Crossrail and improvements to the M4 motorway) over next five years will further reduce travel times to London and Heathrow.
  • Good rail and road links across the sub-region (14 minutes from London to Slough and25 minutes to Reading by train).

Strong history of attracting investment

  • Thames Valley Berkshire has consistently been one of the UK’s top locations for inward investment.
  • There are over 200 European or global HQ operations in Thames Valley Berkshire.
  • The region is home to the UK headquarters of some of the world’s largest companies, including Microsoft, Oracle, Vodafone, Adobe and Telefonica.

Businesses thrive here

  • A high proportion of Thames Valley Berkshire firms are ‘fast growing’ in employment terms.
  • Thames Valley Berkshire has the highest proportion of small businesses significantly increasing their turnover over a three year period of all sub-regional areas.
  • A vibrant population of over 40,000 SMEs.

Sectors and clusters

  • Thames Valley Berkshire has high concentration of firms and employment in the following sectors: Telecommunications; PC and IT hardware; Software; Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare; Energy and Financial and Business Services.
  • Sub-regional clusters include:

– Mobile phone related businesses in Newbury

– Data centres in Slough

– HQ services in Slough


  • Thames Valley Berkshire has the 2nd highest business start-up rate outside London.
  • Thames Valley Berkshire has the 5th highest rate of patents per residents of all Local Enterprise Partnership areas.

Talent pool

  • A talented and well-educated workforce, with 43% residents educated to degree level or above.
  • A large pool of individuals with specialist IT skills.


• Economic growth and business expansion are fuelling an increasing number of business relocations across the Thames Valley region.

Quality of life

  • There are excellent schools across the sub-region. Slough and Reading are in the top 10 local authorities in England for GCSE and A-level results respectively.
  • In addition to attractions such as Windsor Castle and Legoland, the racecourses at Ascot and Newbury provide excellent venues for corporate events.

Reference data – Population

Bracknell Forest 116,600

Reading 159,200

Slough 143,000

West Berkshire 155,400

Windsor and Maidenhead 146,300

Wokingham 157,900

Thames Valley Berkshire 878,400 (Source: ONS, Mid-year Population Estimates 2013)

Thames Valley Berkshire has a GVA of £30bn  (Official data is not available at a local authority level.)

Reading UK CIC

Networking session Wednesday 15th October, 15:00-15:30 stand C02

Facts & Figures

  • Best performing large economic area in the UK (PWC/Demos)
  • One of the highest employment rates in the UK
  • 5th best qualified workforce of all UK major towns and cities
  • Home to one of the world’s top 1% universities
  • Over a fifth of all University of Reading graduates stay in the local area after graduation
  • Over 200 trains a day link Reading’s new £900 million station with London
  • Crossrail is due in 2109 and electrification of the GWR line by end of the decade
  • Ranked 10th in Europe for Foreign Direct Investment
  • 5th highest start-up rate in the UK and is in the top 10 for patents granted
  • 2nd highest density of SMEs in the UK behind London.
  • Knowledge-intensive business services make up 40% of central Reading businesses and tech businesses are heavily represented on local business parks.
  • Reading and Wokingham are ranked 8th and 1st in the UK as a tech employment cluster

A Selection of Projects and Investment Opportunities

  • Station Hill mixed use development by Stanhope / Benson Elliot
  • R+ office development by M&G Property investments
  • Thames Tower office development by Landid / Brockton Capital
  • Forbury Place office development by M&G Property Investments / Bell Hammer
  • Chatham residential development by Muse Developments
  • Green Park Reading business community developed by Oxford Properties
  • Thames Valley Science Park developed by University of Reading
  • Investment in Winnersh Triangle Business Park by new owners Patrizia
  • South Reading Growth Areas including Reading Gateway
  • Reading Civic Offices site to be developed by Kier
  • Boultbee Brooks recent purchase of Kings House new offices
  • Reading prison site, major town centre site with world-class heritage following closure
  • Royal Mail site, north of Reading Station to be developed by Hermes Real Estate
  • Taylor Wimpey and David Wilson Homes to develop major residential scheme of 1350homes to the south of Reading at Shinfield (close to Junction 11 M4) in 2014

Networking session Wednesday 15th October, 11:00-11:30 stand C02

Facts & Figures

  • Key location for highly-skilled workforce and professional staff
  • Location of choice for many high-value businesses including Adobe and 3 Telecom
  • Excellent residential and river lifestyle
  • Links to Royal Palaces offering a world class cultural and heritage experience
  • Connectivity via Crossrail to London, proposed WRAtH link to Heathrow and GWR electrification upgrade to the west of the UK
  • First class education and Olympic standard sporting facilities based at Eton
  • Access to training through the region’s excellent universities, including Oxford, London and Reading

A Selection of Projects and Investment Opportunities

  • Windsor Business Quarter developed by Salmon Harvester Properties
  • The Point office development by Kames International / Capella Estates
  • Maidenhead Town Centre Redevelopment by London + Aberdeen Group
  • Upgrade of the Maidenhead station by Network Rail for arrival of Crossrail
  • Maidenhead Waterways opportunity led by RBW+M
  • West Street redevelopment area

Networking session Thursday 16th October, 10:30-11:00 stand C02

Facts & Figures

  • £9billion contribution to the UK economy by Slough
  • 7th best GCSE results in the country and highest transfer of 18 year olds into university in Berkshire
  • Highest concentration of HQs in the UK
  • Third most productive town per capita in UK and 2nd highest business start up rates, outside of London
  • High cluster of telecomms, data, biopharma, precision engineering, automotive, film and HQ services businesses across the Slough region
  • Largest trading estate in single private ownership in Europe and available office stock
  • Simplified planning zone to encourage growth and investment
  • Excellent connectivity via Crossrail to London, proposed WRAtH link to Heathrow and
  • GWR electrification upgrade to Bristol and the West
  • Mass Rapid Transit scheme to proide a transport service link across Slough and potentially to Heathrow
  • Simplified planning zone to encourage growth and investment – on average only 9 months from agreement to occupancy of a building
  • Biggest data hub outside of London, enabling data to travel to NYC in 34 milliseconds
  • Self sufficient power and clean water supply

A Selection of Projects and Investment Opportunities

  • 300,00sq ft Brunel Place major office development by Development Securities
  • £400million Heart of Slough Regeneration Project in partnership with Slough BC
  • Canal Basin mixed use development by Slough BC and partners
  • £600million SEGRO Trading Estate with industrial, office, hotel and leisure opportunities
  • Upgrade of Slough station by Network Rail for arrival of Crossrail and WRAtH
  • 1000+ dwellings to be constructed

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