Hackney - the coolest borough?

Thursday 3 October 2013

09:00 - 17:00 (registration from 08:30)

BLANK, 37 East Road, London N1 6AH

Arches for Manhattan Loft and Chatham Works Hackney © Adjaye Associates

This NLA On Location event, organised in conjunction with LB Hackney and part of the Hackney House series, will bring together key decision makers, developers, architects, occupiers, and investors to examine current activity in Hackney, drivers of change and the impact these are having on the mix of occupiers and their needs, as well as ambitions and future opportunities for the area.

Hackney today is a haven of hip and trendy places to live, work and play. It has been declared the cycling capital of London and through the Olympic Legacy will experience significant growth over the coming years. It is a City Fringe borough and a centre for major regeneration projects.

Hackney’s importance to the digital, creative and cultural industries is reflected in a range of projects from smart flexible offices in ‘Tech City’ around Old Street to new retail, residential and public realm schemes in Hackney Central and Dalston. 

The morning conference will be followed by a networking lunch and afternoon walking tours, visiting new architecture and developments of interest across the borough.

08:30-09:00 Registration and breakfast

09:00-13:10 Morning conference

13:10-14:00 Networking lunch

14:00-17:00 Study walking tours
Delegates will be asked to choose one of the following three tours:

Tour Options:
Tour A: Shoreditch
Led by Hackney Council and supported by AHMM, Boxpark, Derwent London, Drakes, Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands and Village Underground

Tour B: Hackney Central
Led by Hackney Council and supported by HawkinsBrown and Studio Weave
Tour C: Dalston
Led by Hackney Council and supported by Barratt East London, Bootstrap Company, Dalston Eastern Curve Garden, Hackney Co-Operative Developments, Something and Sons, and Waugh Thistleton Architects

Speakers Toggle

Jules Pipe, Mayor of Hackney

Tim Shields, Chief Executive, LB Hackney

Robert Allan, Assistant Director of Development, Hammerson

Tom Appleton, Director, Rocket Investments

John Drew, Principal, Pringle Brandon Perkins Will

Chris Gourlay, Founder and CEO, Spacehive

Harry Handelsman, Chief Executive, Manhattan Loft Corporation 

Rory Harte, Projects Director (UK), citizenM Hotels

Andrew Humphries, Dealmaker, UKTI Global Entrepreneur Programme

Stephanie Joslin, Senior Programme Manager, Open Institute London

John Lumley, Assistant Director of Housing Regeneration, LB Hackney 

Gavin Poole, CEO, iCITY

Neil Sams, Development Manager, Berkeley Group

Martin Scholar, Strategic Planning Manager, GLA

Dominic White, Director, Lirastar

Eric Sorensen (Chair) 

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