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Development Partnership for the North East, Thursday 16 June –  IN PERSON – Gateshead

Time: 9.30 am to 3 pm, including a site tour

Venue:  Jury’s Inn, South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3AE

In partnership with Gateshead Council  

Working with Baxi, Worcester Bosch and Vistry Partnerships.

Development Partnership Forums have a geographic focus on growing housing markets and give insights into strong public/private partnerships.

09.30 Registration 

09.45 About The Housing Forum

Shelagh Grant, Chief Executive, The Housing Forum 

10.00 – 10.40 Building Homes for Gateshead Feature 

10.00 Making Gateshead a Place where everyone Thrives

Peter Udal, Strategic Director Economy, Innovation and Growth, Gateshead Council 

Q & A 

10.20 The Gateshead Regeneration Partnership (GRP)

Andrew Sloan, Major Projects Manager, Gateshead Council, Andrew Rennie, Development Director, Vistry Partnerships and John Collins, Project Manager, GRP 

Q & A 

10.40  Break 

11.00 – 12.00 Decarbonising  Home Heating Feature

11.00 -11.10 The potential of Hydrogen for heating homes 

Dr Alister Forman, Senior Policy Advisory for Net Zero Buildings, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy 

11.10 -11.20 District Energy Solutions for Gateshead 

Jim Gillon, Energy Services Manager, Gateshead Council  

Q & A 

11.25 – 11.40 The HyDeploy Project – the groundbreaking Hydrogen blending process for home energy and introduction to Hydrogen Homes

Alex Brightman, Hydrogen Home Co-ordinator, Northern Gas Networks with David Tomkin H21 (Hydrogen) Project Engineer & Hydrogen Homes Project Lead Northern Gas Networks  

Q & A  

11.40 – 12.10 Panel Presentations and Discussion 

In-Home Appliances: progressing towards net-zero 

Ian Lock, Director of Sales, Baxi, Carl Arntzen, CEO, Bosch Thermotechnology Ltd  

12.10 Arrangements for the afternoon tour

Shelagh Grant  

12.15 Lunch 

13.00 Depart for tours 

Option One  

Visit the HyDeploy compound and Hydrogen Homes at Northern Gas Network Innovation Site at Low Thornley  

Option Two  

Trilogy sites developed by GRP in central Gateshead

15.00 Tours and Development Partnership Forum concludes at Jury’s Inn 

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