Thursday, June 13, 2024

Scottish Housing Investment and BTR Development Conference


The Scottish Government is set to invest an additional £16bn into the Scottish housing sector by 2032, in addition to their support of Scotland’s growing Build to Rent sector.

The Scottish Build to Rent pipeline has increased to over 9,900 homes, with Glasgow making up over half the supply, followed by Edinburgh and Aberdeen.

The Build to Rent sector in Scotland is still in its early stages – but is a growing form of development, investment and choice of home. To kickstart development, in 2019, The Scottish Government invested £30m into the Build to Rent sector from the Building Scotland Fund.

In March 2021, The Scottish Government announced ‘Housing to 2040’ – their first long-term housing strategy. The strategy outlined plans to support up to 14,000 jobs and invest £16bn into the sector in order to deliver 100,000 more homes by 2032 – of which 50,000 will be delivered by 2026/27, and following a mid-point review, a further 50,000 homes by the end of 2031/32.

The plan also introduces an extension to pre-existing retrofit and decarbonisation measures, with the total investment required from public and private sources to decarbonise Scotland’s domestic and non-domestic buildings estimated to be in the region of £33bn up until 2045.

This conference will bring together the brightest minds of Scotland’s housing and Build to Rent sector to discuss plans and opportunities to deliver more housing and innovate communities throughout the nation.


09:00-09:20Virtual doors open and networking
Network with other attendees with the option of video chat in the networking lounge, and visit exhibitors at the exhibition booths.
09:20-09:30Conference Welcome and Keynote
Event opened by the event host followed by a keynote speech by a significant figure in the industry.
09:30-10:30Session One: Housing to 2040 – What are the housing priorities necessary to create inclusive, affordable and sustainable communities throughout Scotland?
With approx. £16bn set to be invested into the Scottish Housing Sector by 2032, this session brings together decision makers, developers, and investors to examine and outline the priorities of the nation’s wider housing strategy.
10:30-11:00Networking and exhibition
Network / visit exhibition booths.
11:00-12:00Session Two: Delivering inclusive communities – affordable housing development plans
Hear from key national stakeholders allied to affordable housing developments as they showcase major schemes and initiatives to contribute to Housing to 2040.
12:00-12:30Networking and exhibition
Network / visit exhibition booths.
12:30-13:15Session Three: Levelling up Scotland – major investment and development in Scotland’s housing sector
Hear from the masterminds behind Scotland’s largest housing developments as they share insight into their schemes and discuss opportunities for further investment in the sector.
13:15-13:45Networking and exhibition
Network / visit exhibition booths.
13:45-15:00Session Four: Net zero housing – delivering high-quality homes whilst aiming for carbon neutrality
With COP26 reconfirming the need for carbon neutrality as early as possible, this session brings together the minds behind Scotland’s net-zero housing developments to share insight into their work and offer thought leadership on how other housebuilders can follow suit.
15:00-15:30Networking, exhibition and close

Speakers to be announced shortly.

Tuesday 10 May
09:00 — 15:30 (6h 30′)


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