Gareth Bradford, Director of Housing, Property and Regeneration at CB client the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), was recently interviewed by React News to discuss the authority’s partnerships with L&G, St Modwen and Lovell – all of which are regenerating swatches of brownfield land throughout the West Midlands region.
Gareth, who is also a former advisor to No 10 on regeneration, affordable housing, build-to-rent and right-to-buy, said the WMCA is focused on “accelerators of development, but also accelerators of inclusive growth.”
He added: “It’s not just about development. It’s about asking ‘can we unlock that wider inclusive growth area?’”
Gareth noted that it is vital to ensure the region is equipped with the conditions and tools it needs to drive growth and foster strong public-private partnerships.
It is through these strategic ventures, Gareth argued, that both public and private sectors can make best use on their individual strengths and expertise in unlocking some of the most complex sites across the region.