NLA’s annual ‘On Location’ event examined the future for development and infrastructure in the City of London and how the City is looking to ‘future proof’ the Square Mile so that it continues to evolve as one of the world’s most successful financial and business districts.
With around 10 major schemes planned for the City Cluster that will accommodate 50,000 jobs on their own, how is the City getting ready for the impact this will have on the square mile? We heard from key representatives at the City of London alongside developers, agents, architects, planners and major stakeholders in the square mile at a morning conference looking at the strategic direction the City of London is taking, examining key issues such as tall buildings, providing for tomorrow’s commercial needs, future office design and how the City relates to its neighbours.
Following a networking lunch, delegates enjoyed afternoon tours of recently completed and nearly completed developments and area tours.
View photos from the event via our flickr page here.
A: The Leadenhall Building
Led by Alex Colvin, Leasing Director, British Land
This tour, led by British Land, looked at key aspects of the design of the Leadenhall Building and explore how this landmark scheme fits into its surroundings.
Led by Bernard Heersche, asset manager for Broadgate, British Land.
This tour looked at British Land's Broadgate portfolio and discuss recent changes at 5 Broadgate for UBS as well as other key work happening across the area.
Tour C: Green Space in the City
Led by Patrick Hegarty, Technical Manager - Open Spaces Department, City of London Corporation and Louisa Allen, City Gardens Manager, City of London Corporation and Ben Adams, Founding Director, Ben Adams Architects
This tour looked at green and open space in the City of London, covering a number of City Churchyards and the variety of ways they have been landscaped including St Pancras Church Garden, St Swithun’s Church Garden, St Dunstan in the East Church Garden and St Olave’s Churchyard Garden. Delegates will also hear about 24 King William Street from Ben Adams, Ben Adams Architects.
D: WeWork: Moorgate and Spitalfields
Led by Lily Choi and Antonia Bayly, WeWork
This tour explored new ways of working in the City, delegates will visit both WeWork's recently opened Moorgate and Spitalfields buildings and will hear about co-working and shared workspaces in the City. At the Spitalfields scheme delegates learnt about the uniqueness of being at the intersection of the City and Shoreditch and how this is reflected in the occupiers in this space.
E: City cluster
Led by Gwyn Richards, Head of Design, City of London
This tour examined the evolving City cluster and how these buildings meet the ground, including The Leadenhall Building and various other key developments recently completed or in planning across the cluster.
Rob Samuel, Head of Office Development, British Land and President, City Property Association
Ian Mulcahey, Managing Director, Gensler and Chair of the Aldgate Partnership
Jack Pringle, Managing Director, Pringle Brandon Perkins + Will
Nigel Barker, Planning Director - London, Historic England
Paul Beckett, Policy & Performance Director, City of London Corporation
Mark Coles, Associate, WilkinsonEyre
Iain Simmons, Assistant Director (City Transportation) - Department of the Built Environment, City of London Corporation
Dan Gaunt, Partner and Head of City Agency, Knight Frank
Anna Mansfield, Strategic Projects Director, Publica
Christian Drage, Partner, Berwin Leighton Paisner
Sir Nicholas Kenyon, Managing Director, Barbican Centre
Peter Murray, Chairman, NLA (Chair)
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Ticket Cost £299 +VAT - click here to book
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