The City of Westminster is a national and global centre of employment and industry, containing more enterprises and employees than any other London borough.
This NLA on Location event - to be held in LSE's spectacular new student building designed by O'Donnell + Tuomey - will examine the opportunities in the City, the strategic direction the borough is taking and look at key housing, commercial and infrastructure projects. The morning conference will be followed by a networking lunch and afternoon tours during which delegates will have the opportunity to visit a number of Westminster’s key areas of change. Paddington, Soho, East Oxford Street and Covent Garden.
09:00-13:00 Morning conference
The morning conference will focus on the City of Westminster's strategic planning objectives, examining issues such as tall buildings, conservation, neighbourhood planning and change of use. Key stakeholders will also discuss housing in the borough, major transport and infrastructure projects and Westminster's public realm.
13:00-14:00 Networking Lunch
Delegates will have the opportunity to network over a buffet lunch.
14:00-17:00 Walking Tours
Walking tours will be led by Westminster's senior Built Environment Officers along with developers active across each of the City's key areas of activity.
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Tour A: Covent Garden
Led by Capital & Counties Properties PLC and Lydia Clarkson, Area Programme Manager, Westminster City Council, supported by Kohn Pederson Fox Associated and John Robertson Architects
Tour B: Paddington
Led by Graham King, Head of Strategic Planning and Transport, Westminster City Council and the Paddington Waterside Partnership and Westminster council, supported by European Land and Property, Robin Partington Architects, Grimshaw Architects and Weston Williamson+Partners
Tour C: Mayfair
Led by Grosvenor and Westminster Council, supported by British Land, Bennetts Associates, Latitude Architects
Tour D: Soho and East Oxford Street
Led by Robert Ayton, Head of Design - Central Team, Development Planning, Westminster City Council and Sarah Gatehouse, Area Team Leader, Westminster City Council, supported by Hawkins Brown, MAKE and Lifschutz Davidson Sanderson
Cllr Robert Davis, Deputy Leader, Westminster City Council
Daniel Van Gelder, Chairman, Westminster Property Association
Rob Harris, Principal, Ramidus Consulting
Nigel Hughes, Estate Surveyor, Grosvenor
Rosemarie MacQueen, Strategic Director for Built Environment, Westminster City Council
Lucy Musgrave, Director, Publica
Sir Peter Rogers, Chairman, New West End Company
David Rowe, Head of Borough Projects and Programmes , TfL
Tim Smith, Partner – Planning & Environment, Berwin Leighton Paisner
Michael Squire, Partner, Squire and Partners
Peter Murray, Chairman, NLA (Chair)