What a No-Cannes-Do!

Thursday 9th March saw No-Cannes-Do return to London’s Oxo Tower for yet another fantastic event.

The sectors’ key players all turned up for the annual pre-MIPIM warm-up. The response to invitations this year was overwhelming and No-Cannes-Do 2017 saw the biggest crowd to date!

It was a fantastic gathering of leading industry professionals, and No-Cannes-Do again provided the perfect environment to form and strengthen links in the market. The sunshine added the final touch and guests were able to spill out on to the terrace to enjoy the day in full.

Sponsored by Canmoor, DTRE, IDI Gazeley, McLaren and Michael Sparks Associates, No-Cannes-Do has become an annual highlight and invitations are always in high demand.  We’d like to extend a big thank you to all those who attended for making No-Cannes-Do the continued success that it is.

With a gathering of such magnitude the Sponsors are committed to using the opportunity for benevolence, raising awareness and funds for charity each year. Over £3,700 was donated by guests on the day and with the Sponsors pledging to match what was raised, that’s over £7,400 LandAid and Wegener's Granulomatosis will be receiving from the generosity of everyone at No-Cannes-Do 2017! THANK YOU!

Further information on the charities can be found at http://wegeners.org.uk/ and http://www.landaid.org/

We hope you have a fantastic time in Cannes, if you do, and we very much look forward to next year!

By Invitation Only

No-Cannes-Do is a private event with limited numbers, and invitations are only extended by the sponsors.

If you didn’t receive a personal invitation and you know one of the sponsors, you should contact them directly to request an invite for next year’s event.

Note that attendance cannot be guaranteed however as capacity is limited.

For further assistance please email: nocannesdo@

No-Cannes-Do & Charity

No-Cannes-Do is proud to use the success of its event to raise both awareness, and substantial donations, for charity.

In 2015, No-Cannes-Do partnered with a charity dedicated to the research into Wegener’s Granulomatosis, a rare and little known autoimmune disease. The generosity of those who attended No-Cannes-Do 2015 raised over £5,400 for the charity.

2016 saw us working with who do fantastic work bringing together all sectors of the industry in its efforts to end youth homelessness. Over £5,600 was raised through No-Cannes-Do 2016.

2017 is a year for sharing; No-Cannes-Do 2017 raised over £7,400 which will be split between the two charities we have supported in previous years; LandAid and Wegener’s Trust. Please do visit their websites for further information on the work they do and to see how you can get involved.

About the Sponsors


The Canmoor Group is a market leader in the development and asset management of warehouse and office space throughout the UK.  Working in partnership with leading institutions and Propcos, Canmoor has completed over £1billion of acquisition and development work since it was founded.   Numerous multi-let and single-let warehouse and logistics buildings have been delivered for customers and institutions and this has been recognised by a number of Industry awards.


Award winning independent Property Advisers. DTRE creates value for investors and developers in the Industrial, Distribution and Office sectors.

IDI Gazeley

IDI Gazeley is one of the world’s leading investors and developers of logistics warehouses and distribution parks with 60 million square feet of premier assets under management and additional prime land sites to develop another 45 million square feet of distribution facilities near major markets and transport routes in North America, Europe and China.


The McLaren group is one of the UK’s most successful, privately-owned companies that owns and operates divisions in Construction, Property Development and Investment, with a reputation for sustaining long-term relationships with blue-chip customers around the globe. McLaren undertakes projects in both the public and private sectors and delivers contracts to multiple sectors including offices, education, retail, hotel, residential, sports, leisure, manufacturing and distribution sectors. McLaren’s principles are innovation, smart delivery and collaboration, together with a flexible and multi-disciplined approach.

Michael Sparks Associates

Michael Sparks Associates are renowned as one of the leading architects in the industrial and warehouse market.  With 28 years of experience in the sector, the company has produced a substantial portfolio of work.  Well over 700 buildings have been completed for a number of different occupiers and developers, ranging in size from 500 sqft to 2,200,000+ sqft (totalling upwards of 40,000,000 sqft).  The Practice’s commitment to service, value and quality is proven by over 95% of workload being repeat business from a well-established client base, whilst 5% is by recommendation, with clients including Developers, Funds and major Occupiers who are acknowledged as leaders in the sector.  The Practice’s approach to difficult sites and complex planning challenges is distinguished by skilful negotiation, experience and professionalism, complemented by well designed, practical solutions that not only look good, but are operationally highly efficient.