21st January 2020

Booking closed, if you are interested in attending this event then please email:



Rotherham Housing Developer Summit — Booking ends 10th January 2020

Gathering together developers, housing associations, funders and advisers from across the region, this event, organised by Rotherham Council, is focused on making connections, tackling the local housing industry challenges and doing business.

We are keen to continue to progress our housing growth plans and this year's theme will focus on Accelerating Delivery

Taking place on 21st January at New York Stadium in Rotherham, the summit will showcase the innovative work we are doing in Rotherham and new development opportunities being brought to the market.

Chairing the summit will be industry expert, well known write and journalist, Jayne Dowle. Jayne lives in Barnsley and writes about property, homes and architecture for a number of national publications including The Times, The Sunday Times, Grand Designs and House Beautiful. She also writes a twice-weekly social affairs column for The Yorkshire Post and is a regional judge for the Federation of Master Builders' Awards.

Event Programme

The summit is the event of the year to find out more about housing and growth in Rotherham.

9.00am Registration, refreshments and networking


9.30am – 12pm

We are thrilled to open this year's event by our Chair, industry expert, Jayne Dowle. who writes about property, homes and architecture for a number of national publications.

You will hear from a number of informative speakers setting out our latest achievements and ambitious forward programme. The Council's senior leaders and Cabinet Members will update you on our current housing projects and latest initiatives. We are excited to welcome our partners, Homes England and Sheffield City Region, to share their experience of helping to accelerate delivery in Rotherham.

There will be a chance in the Q&A session, 'A Conversation with…', for you to pose your questions and comments to the key decision makers from the Council about the issues that matter to you the most.

Marketplace and Exhibition

12pm – 1.30pm (lunch served at 12.45pm)

We are excited that this year's housing developer summit will feature a marketplace and exhibition showcasing a range of housing related public services.

You will have early access to numerous upcoming opportunities, expert advice and a chance to connect with a wide range of people from across the industry.

We hope you will benefit from this networking opportunity so we have arranged a dedicated meeting area for you to make new connections and discuss new business leads… and if that’s not enough to 'whet your appetite' we are providing a mouth-watering lunch.

1.30pm Event closes

Marketplace and Exhibition

We are keen to continue to progress our housing growth plans and this year's event will focus on Accelerating Delivery.

As an attendee, you will have exclusive access to our marketplace and exhibition area where you will get speak to Council departments such as Planning, Procurement, Housing intelligence and Affordable Housing for support and help. You will also have early access to upcoming opportunities and the chance to discuss these with Council colleagues from Asset Management and Strategic Housing and Development.

Who should attend?

Excellent Network Opportunities for:

  • Developers
  • Housing Associations
  • Land owners
  • Contractors
  • Consultancies
  • Lawyers
  • Architects
  • Agencies
  • Surveyors
  • Interior/workspace designers
  • Investors

The Summit brings together people from across the region to deliver housing growth by tackling the local housing industry challenges we face and to make the most of local opportunities.

Last year's event

Last year's Rotherham Housing Developer Summit held in November 2018 was another great success. The event gave us the opportunity to engage with many of you directly, we were able to discuss future opportunities to work together and make many new business connections.

There was a real buzz in the room as delegates found out about our aspirations for the Town Centre and Bassingthorpe Farm. as well as hearing about the some of the site opportunities in the newly adopted Local Plan and opportunities for new housing across some of our Council owned sites.

We thank everyone who attended for your generous comments and how we can continue to improve.

What people said

Our Sponsors

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With a network that covers the globe and a heritage spanning over two centuries, Rider Levett Bucknall is a leading independent organisation in cost management and quantity surveying, project and programme management, building surveying and health & safety, and advisory services.

Our residential accommodation work includes some of the most high-profile UK projects. We are equally proud of our regional relationships and projects including several featured below. These projects are testament to the importance we attach to providing independent advice to our public and private sector residential clients. With clients, staff, social conscience and our increasing social value leadership at the heart of our work, we are proud to support RMBC residential development and to sponsor the 2019 Rotherham Housing Developer Summit.

Notable Yorkshire and Humber projects include:

  1. Rotherham MBC Cluster Site – 217 new homes, mixture of Private Sales and Affordable Housing with recent completion of Farnworth Road, East Herringthorpe.
  2. Doncaster MBC New build housing programme 337 dwellings – 19 sites.
  3. Morgan Ashley - Winchester Avenue Extra Care Homes, Grimsby Ashley House Extra Care Homes, 60 one and two-bedroom apartments.

Contact: Matthew Summerhill
Managing Partner – Yorkshire and Humber


Telephone: 07920 292545


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Esh Construction provides civil engineering, commercial build, refurbishment, affordable housing and facilities management services to a range of public and private clients.

Our company is built on experienced and dedicated people with a passion for delivering quality construction projects.

We are an award winning, socially responsible contractor committed to supporting the communities in which we work.

ESH is the Council's appointed contractor for the Broom Hays development in Broom Valley which will see 44 high quality houses, bungalows and apartments for both rent and shared ownership built on the site of a decommissioned care home.

Contact: Alistair Gill
Head of Business Development and Estimating – Yorkshire and Humber

Telephone: 0113 399 3030


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Founded in Hull in 1879, Houlton has been at the forefront of construction, quality and teamwork for over 140 years.

Through collaborative working and our ability to approach any construction or development project with the range of expertise of our team of professionals.

From project managers to apprentices we are committed to quality and excellence at every level and ensures a successful project outcome.

Houlton is the Council's appointed contractor for The Bellows development in Rawmarsh. The development is the regeneration of a former derelict shopping centre providing 58 contemporary and stylish affordable houses and apartments for both rent and shared ownership.

Contact: John Bayliss
Business Development Manager


Telephone: 01482 320486



New York Stadium
New York Way
S60 1FJ