Londonís School Building Crisis: Filling the 90,000 gap

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London is predicted to face a serious shortage of 90,000 primary and secondary school places over the next four years, with the estimated cost of meeting this shortfall by 2015 standing at £2.3bn, according to research by London Councils.

This NLA conference will bring together key regional and local policy-makers, planners, education agencies, contractors, engineers and architects to examine the future for the school building programme in London and what needs to be put in place to meet this 90,000 gap.

We'll look at the new government funding picture for schools in London, how the GLA and local authorities are assessing land availability and existing built assets to meet demand for new school buildings, and solutions being proposed by architects, engineers and constructors to expand the school estate through retrofitting and standardised design.

Munira Mirza, Deputy Mayor for Education and Culture, GLA

Janie Chesterton, Education Sector Director, Willmott Dixon Construction

Mairi Johnson, Deputy Director, Design, Education Funding Agency

Nicholas Evans, Director, ECE Architecture

Clive Grimshaw, Interim Head, Children and Young People's Services, London Councils

Maggie Harriott, Education Strategy Manager, Education Estates and Capital Projects, LB Lambeth

Roger Hawkins, Partner, HawkinsBrown

Dominique Oliver, Director, PTEa

Finn Williams, Deputy Team Leader Placemaking, LB Croydon

Peter Murray, Chairman, NLA (Chair)

Speakers names confirmed at time of publication, but may be subject to change.