Universities: Closed estates or integrated campuses?

Wednesday 25 May 2016

9:00 - 13:00 (registration from 8:30)

New London Architecture, The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London WC1E 7BT

Universities UK’s most recent figures show that London universities contribute at least £5.8bn a year to the UK economy. Given the importance of this sector, what is the future for higher education estates across London and how are they maximising their space in terms of use, energy efficiency and providing value for money in this highly competitive sector? Are London universities moving towards integration with their surrounding communities?

With the rise of the knowledge economy’s importance to the London and UK economy, are London universities making enough space for collaboration with business to maintain and grow London and the UK’s global reputation? This half-day conference will hear from LSE, UCL and the London College of Communications representatives who will provide an update on plans for their campuses (to include Olympicopolis), and will hear from key consultants on major issues around the maintenance and maximization of London university estates including:

-       Innovation centres and working more closely with industry
-       Masterplanning for a 21st century campus
-       Value engineering and whole life-cycle costing
-       Wellbeing in university buildings

Speakers Toggle

Julian Robinson, Director of Estates, LSE 
Andrew Grainger
, Director of Estates, UCL 
Gill HendersonRegeneration and Cultural Partnerships Manager, London College of Communication
Oliver Milton, Partner, HawkinsBrown 
Stephen Bates
, Senior Partner, Sergison Bates architects LLP
Kat Hanna
, Research Manager, Centre for London 
Andrew Fifield, Associate, Architecture PLB  
Philip Watson
, Design Director, Aktins
Lee Bennett
, Partner, Sheppard Robson 
Julian Dickens
, Associate Director, Jestico + Whiles 
Peter Murray, Chairman, NLA (Chair)

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