Investors Conference to power Peterborough transformation could meet ‘virtually’

Plans are being drawn up to stage an Investors’ Conference in Peterborough in a bid to power the city’s £500 million regeneration.
Peterborough's key development opportunity sites.Peterborough's key development opportunity sites.
Peterborough's key development opportunity sites.

But organisers say the coronavirus pandemic and the demands of social distancing mean the conference is likely to be held online.

It is hoped the event will be held towards the end of the year and will attract investors and developers who want to get involved turning the city’s development masterplan into reality.

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Tom Hennessy, chief executive of the city’s economic development company Opportunity Peterborough, announced the conference details during the agency’s first Bondholder breakfast for business people to be held online.

Tom Hennessy, chief executive of Opportunity Peterborough.Tom Hennessy, chief executive of Opportunity Peterborough.
Tom Hennessy, chief executive of Opportunity Peterborough.

The Investors’ Conference was first suggested in January, when it had been hoped to stage the event this spring.

The masterplan envisages that a redevelopment of the Station Quarter will kickstart the city’s transformation.

It is hoped work could start next year to create a state-of-the-art station gateway building with a new office park and surrounding retail facilities and with the Great Northern Hotel to be retained.