Hounslow Council leads investment initiative at MIPIM

Hounslow Council delegation embarks on a strategic mission to MIPIM, driving investment for thriving communities and businesses in the borough.

Published: Monday, 11th March 2024

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The Leader of the Council, Cllr Shantanu Rajawat along with Council Chief Executive, Niall Bolger, is leading a delegation to highlight the borough's investment potential at MIPIM 2024, the premier international real estate event. Aiming to catalyse regeneration and economic growth, the delegation will promote Hounslow as London's "Gateway to the World," spotlighting its vibrant sectors like media, technology, and logistics, and its strategic location with unparalleled connectivity with direct access to Heathrow Airport, the M4/A4 corridor

The event will mark the unveiling of 'Opportunity Hounslow,' an investment prospectus detailing the borough's growth opportunities, developmental sites, and its vision as a fertile ground for sustainable and inclusive economic development. Through strategic partnerships and a commitment to community upliftment, Hounslow seeks to attract investments that resonate with its goals for a greener, healthier, and prosperous future.

Speaking ahead of MIPIM, Cllr Rajawat said:

“Our mission is to showcase Hounslow as a dynamic, vibrant and inclusive economy and community, ripe with potential and opportunity. We are committed to sustainable growth, community upliftment, and forging robust partnerships. MIPIM is the stage where we demonstrate Hounslow’s readiness to welcome investment that aligns with our vision for a greener, healthier, and thriving borough.”

Highlighting its dedication to creating high-quality spaces, the borough showcases a commitment to sustainability through an ambitious net zero strategy and a business-friendly environment, aiming to strengthen communities and prepare them for future opportunities through effective partnerships, embodying a comprehensive approach to development.

Cllr Rajawat also underscored the commitment to collaborative success, emphasising the importance of partnership, such as working with the likes of Brentford FC, who will be joining Hounslow on an international panel, in delivering our ‘Ambitious for Hounslow’ corporate plan. This strategy envisions a robust local economy enriched by education, skilled work, successful businesses, and vibrant communities, facilitated by a spirit of cooperation across all sectors. 

The Council is proactively engaging in a comprehensive agenda at MIPIM, with 22 pre-arranged meetings, participation in 24 panel discussions and presentations, and attendance at 27 launches, and working lunches. These activities involve interactions with the Government, the Mayor of London, fellow council members, and potential investment partners, highlighting a strategic effort to foster collaboration and attract investment. 

Hounslow is one of a number of local authorities whose presence at MIPIM is supported by the Government’s Department for Business and Trade (DBT). Gus Wiseman, DBT Deputy Director and Head of Investor relations, said: "DBT are pleased to be joined by numerous local authority representatives at MIPIM, including Hounslow Council, to help promote investment into the UK." 

Opportunity London is the partnership between London’s local government and businesses to attract investment to the capital. Jace Tyrrell, Opportunity London Chief Executive Officer, said: "It's a real strength to have our London Borough partners represented with ‘Team London’ at major real estate investment platforms such as MIPIM. It really boosts our proposition to the global marketplace presenting a pipeline of schemes that are investor ready. We are very pleased that the London Borough of Hounslow are joining our London delegation at MIPIM this year, with the aim of unlocking low carbon real estate, energy and infrastructure projects across our Great capital city."

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