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20th February 2018
U+I, 7A Howick Place, London, SW1P 1DZ

Welcome to the Property Week: Regenerate Conference 2018


Richard Upton
Deputy Chief Executive
Richard is a creative entrepreneur specialising in the field of property regeneration. An Honours Graduate of Reading University’s Land Management (Development and Planning Specialism), he has established, built and sold four property investment and professional companies in the past two decades.
He has initiated and developed more than 6million square feet of mixed use development in his career to date.
He pioneered one of London’s leading house builders, Mount Anvil, in 1991 delivering 5,000 student bedrooms which have since won numerous awards.
Richard also co-founded Cathedral Healthcare - a specialist developer and investment company developing the business to be a leading developer of primary healthcare facilities. He sold the company to Primary Healthcare properties in 2005.


Richard co-founded Cathedral Group PLC in 1998 and nurtured the company into a marketleader in public-private partnership developments. In May 2014, Cathedral merged with Development Securities which ultimately became U+I in November 2015.
Together with U+I’s Chief Executive Matthew Weiner, Richard is a driving force behind the strategic direction of the company, whose vision
is to create huge, long-lasting social and economic change for communities and sustainable value for shareholders.
Richard is passionate about quality of place, architecture, heritage and provenance and a keen patron of the arts. He co-funded and fought the
campaign to save Smithfield Market in London from demolition and is a keen campaigner for sensitive regeneration respecting heritage and historical provenance.
He is a member of the London Advisory Committee for Historic England.
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