London’s commercial retrofit market

Wednesday 20 April 2016

9:00 - 12:30

NLA, The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London WC1E 7BT

London’s competitiveness as a leading world city depends on the need to accommodate the predicted 6.3 million workers that will be in the capital by 2026. Unlocking more commercial space is vital. What are the opportunities within London’s commercial retrofit market?

How do we retrofit London’s building stock to ensure the provision of sustainable, efficient working environments that continue to attract and retain the talent London needs?

This NLA half-day conference will invite industry experts to update on key policies that are shaping the retrofit market and hear from developers, architects, engineers to discuss their approach to retrofitting commercial spaces.

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Sarah Cary, Head of Sustainable Places, British Land
Richard Griffiths, Senior Policy and Business Development Advisor, UK Green Building Council
Emily Gee, Head of Designation, Historic England
Victoria Lockhart, Wellbeing and Sustainability Specialist, Arup Associates
Rob Partridge, Partner, AKT II
David Hurst, Senior Associate Director, CallisonRTKL
Jackie Heath, Associate, Historic Environment, Ramboll
Oliver Bayliss, Associate Director, BuckleyGrayYeoman
Simon Tranter, Principal Sustainability Manager, Willmott Dixon Interiors
Peter Murray, Chairman, New London Architecture (Chair)

News Toggle

‘Generation tech’ opting for retrofit buildings with character


In the ongoing war for talent, potential employees from ‘generation tech’ are becoming more demanding about their choice of office space, preferring older, retrofitted buildings with character, in interesting areas of the capital which have a sense of ‘place’.