Lessons from the Great Estates: Long-termism and sustainability

Sponsored by Cluttons LLP, Futurecity and Savills
Granary Square & Central Saint Martin's - King's Cross Central Limited Partnership
Much of the story of London's development can be traced through the historic ownership of large pieces of land, which, through the on-going ownership of freehold assets and their lease terms, have created a resilient cycle of change and renewal. Today this long-term attitude to investment, development and management has influenced the development of new large-scale and mixed-use areas of the capital, such as King's Cross, Canary Wharf and the Olympic Park.

This NLA conference will examine the key issues that face the development of London's ‘Great Estates’ and the lessons that they have for contemporary planning, placemaking and estate management.

The conference foms part of a series of events, accompanying the NLA exhibition Great Estates: How London's landowners shape the city



Stuart Corbyn, Chairman, Get Living London

Hugh Seaborn, Chief Executive , Cadogan

Nigel Hughes, The Estate Surveyor, Grosvenor Britain & Ireland

Robert Evans, Partner, Argent LLP

Claire Bennie, Development Director, Peabody

Brian Bickell, Chief Executive, Shaftesbury PLC

William Donger, Director, Savills

John James, Managing Director, Soho Estates

Kathryn Firth , Chief of Design, London Legacy Development Corporation

Julian Briant, Head of Residential Consulting, Cluttons LLP

Mark Davy, Founder and Director, Futurecity

Nick Edwards, Director, BDP

Anna Strongman, Senior Project Director, Argent LLP

Jason Syrett, Director, Allies and Morrison

Peter Murray, Chairman, NLA (Chair)

Further speakers to be announced.



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