Old Street and Shoreditch On Location

Friday 9 September 2016


Hosted by British Land at 201 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 3AB

White Collar Factory © AHMM

The significance of this particular area within The City Fringe to London’s economic growth and wider knowledge economy is vast. Home to the most diverse range of digital and creative businesses, what new occupiers is this cluster attracting?

Major new developments such as Principal Place, Shoreditch Village, and Bishopsgate Goodsyard are set to have a huge impact on the area - what effect is this having on the commercial and residential offer? What improvements to transport and public realm are being made to match this growth in employment? With innovative new builings such as White Collar Factory, and new occupiers such as Amazon, and a major update to Old Street Roundabout taking shape, how do we retain the area’s character whilst ensuring the business ecosystem continues to thrive?

NLA will bring together key council officers, developers, occupiers, property consultants and architects to examine the area, looking at the impact of major projects across transport, public realm and office stock, and discussing how we retain what makes this area so unique.
Topics include:
- The new commercial offer
- What do creatives want?
- Old Street Roundabout, the gateway to Tech City
- Retaining the area’s character
- Fostering entrepreneurship

The morning conference will be followed by a networking lunch, and afternoon walking tours will cover key areas of development - key timings for the day and tour areas can be found below.

09:00 - Morning conference
13:00 - Networking lunch
14:00 - Walking tours
16:00 - End of walking tours and drinks
17:00 - End

Tour A – South Shoreditch
Led by Duncan Ray, Shoreditch Town Centre Manager, LB Hackney 
Explore the area where the creativity of Shoreditch interfaces with The City. This tour will take you through how Shoreditch and Tech City is expanding south, and look at how the re-emergence of William Shakespeare’s Curtain Theatre will provide a fulcrum for a new centre of culture, hospitality and public space.
Hear from Therese Bak, Director, Perkins + Will and Charles Armstrong, Founder, The Trampery

Tour B – Shoreditch Triangle
Led by Brodie Mckean, Senior Strategic Delivery/Implementation Officer, LB Hackney
The triangle between Old Street, Shoreditch High Street and Great Eastern Street has long been recognised as the creative cluster at the very heart of Shoredtich. This tour will explore this network of businesses, old and new, which makes this area so unique, starting at Old Street Roundabout and weaving through, including a tour of The Stage, before ending at Hackney House for drinks.  

Tour C - City Road and Old St
Led by Robert Brew, South Area Manager, LB Hackney
The scale of development around City Road has been vast in recent years, what is the impact on the surrounding area and local communities? What new offer has been created here? Exploring where Hackney meets Islington, this tour will begin at Old Street and walk the length of City Road, including a tour of The Eagle, The Bower and White Collar Factory, before ending up at Hackney House for drinks.

Two weeks prior to the event, delegates will receive an email inviting them to select their first and second preferred tours. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate all delegates on their first choice tour, but will do our utmost to ensure we can fit everyone on to their preferred tour.

Speakers and tour contributors include Toggle

Tom Appleton, Chairman and Co-founder, Rocket Investments 
Therese Bak
, Director, Associate Principal, Perkins + Will
Austin Casey
, Financial Director, Primera, on behalf of Old Street Partnership 
Nicolette Cavaleros
, Trustee and Patron, Outset Contemporary Art Fund 
Peter Cole
, Chief Investment Officer, Hammerson 
Pavlos Clifton
, Senior Development Executive, Helical Bar
Philippa Davies, Leasing Surveyor, Derwent London
Russ Hamilton
, Partner, Farrells 
Nigel Lea, Design Director, Gensler 
Natalie Lelliott, Co-Head of Creative London, CBRE
Jacob Loftus
, CEO, General Projects 
Charles Armstrong
, Founder, The Trampery
Peter Murray
, Chairman, New London Architecture (Chair)
Cllr Guy Nicholson
, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, LB Hackney
Rob Partridge
, Director, AKT II
Eshwyn Prabhu
, Team Leader, Planning & Projects (North-South), Islington Council 
Paul Reynolds
, Urban Design Principal, Atkins 
Daniel Westley
, Co-Head of Creative London, CBRE

Ticket Information Toggle

Ticket Cost £299 +VAT - click here to book

NLA members and partners are entitled to discounted tickets at NLA On Location conferences. If you are a member or partner and are unsure how to make use of your membership in this way or you would like to become a member and discuss membership options, please contact Emily Wilson or call 0207 636 4044.

If you experience any issues whilst making a booking please contact Molly Nicholson or call 020 7636 4044.

We reserve a number of places for representatives of local amenity groups at our on location events. If you are a part of a community group and would like to attend this event please contact Craig Morrison at LB Hackney, 020 8356 3000 / business@hackney.gov.uk.