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Making Newcastle a Place for investments – A Place Based Approach to Development

The Great Hall, Sutherland Building


Property and Construction Lecture Series - Michelle Percy, Director of Place, Newcastle City Council

This lecture will take place on campus, in The Great Hall, Sutherland Building. Refreshments will be served from 5:45pm in the entrance of Sutherland Building. 

About this event

The lecture will  cover how Newcastle has approached place based regeneration, from City Deal to the creation of ADZ sites, bringing together mixed use developments and connecting both by accessible travel and digitally.

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Michelle joined Newcastle City Council as Lead Assistant Director of Commercial Development in October 2016. Michelle’s role is to deliver a major change programme and shape the Council’s approach to becoming an enterprising Council.

Prior to joining the Council Michelle played a leading role in a Newcastle based property company and the delivery of a 4 star Crowne Plaza Hotel, the initial phases of Stephenson Quarter – a 10 acre regeneration site adjacent to Newcastle Central Rail Station, containing several listed buildings and within a conservation area.

Given Michelle’s background and experience in the property sector she took over the strategic property team in 2017 and then in 2018 all of the property services function to support the council’s ongoing transformation of its assets.

In September 2019 Michelle took the role of Director of Place, overseeing the Council’s functions of Planning, Highways, Property, Major Projects, Housing and Commercial in the city.

The Place Directorate has adapted to the changing needs of the city and now includes the Economic Development and Events strands of the organisation, ensuring that investment, development, tourism and residents’ needs are encompassed in the priorities of the Council.

This event is free to attend but places are limited. Please register using the form below.


Property and Construction Lecture Series:

Making Newcastle a Place for Investments - A Place Based Approach to Development

Monday 20th February 2023 | 6pm-7pm, The Great Hall, Sutherland Building


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The Great Hall, Sutherland Building


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