Thursday 27 March 2014

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

Saw Swee Hock LSE © Nigel-Stead

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.

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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