The Real Estate department recently hosted a round table debate with Patricia Brown of Central as part of our Collaboratory series. The theme, 'London post… everything!', enabled our guests, drawn from the senior ranks of developers, local authorities and thought leaders, to examine the many issues facing London at this inflection point. The areas we explored ranged from Brexit, the Grenfell disaster, the housing crisis, local authority funding for housing and the public realm, to the urgent need to innovate. For all these critical issues facing London, the debate proved to be a positive and useful opportunity for open discussion. We interviewed some of our guests before and after the debate - the short film above features comments from those listed below, capturing the essence of the issues that were raised.
Nick Searl, Partner, Argent
Pat Brown, CEO, Central
Rob Heasman, Project Director, Lendlease
Tony Travers, Director, London School of Economics
Susan Freeman, Partner, Mishcon de Reya
Anita Rivera, Head of Planning, Mishcon de Reya
Jace Tyrrell, CEO, New West End Company