New London Architecture

High-rise housing: challenges and solutions

Half-day conference

Friday 27 May 2022
08:30 - 12:30

£202.80 (Incl. VAT)

This half-day conference explores the numerous challenges of tall buildings and presents innovative solutions to high rise buildings.
London’s housing sector is facing a three-way crisis driven by COVID, Brexit and fire safety. A discussion that used to centre around delivery and numbers, is now affected by inviable business models, significant inflation around build costs, and skyrocketing service costs. With fire safety up in the agenda and upcoming new regulatory frameworks, buildings CLT and timber in construction are seen with less keen eyes. 
 
With a worrying fall in housing starts, could this situation be a catalyst for innovative housing solutions evolving MMC, retrofitting and futureproofing the existing residential fabric, and ultimately delivering much needed homes? Looking at NLA’s latest London Tall Buildings Survey, with more than 88,000 new homes estimated across the entire tall buildings pipeline, residential buildings constitute the majority of tall buildings in the survey. Are tall buildings an ecological solution for cities facing housing shortages? 
 
This half-day conference explores the numerous challenges of tall buildings and presents innovative solutions to high rise buildings that aim at unlocking a housing sector under pressure.  

Programme

08:30: Registration and Breakfast

Session One: Tall Building challenges

09:30
: Welcome and Introduction
            Benjamin O'Connor, Director, NLA

09:32
: Introduction to Session One
            Sarah Rawlings​​, Director, LCA  (Chair)

09:35: Agents Insight
            Stuart Baillie, Partner, Head of Planning, Knight Frank

09:45
: Service changes, sinking funds and open space,
            Andrew Beharrell, Senior Advisor, Pollard Thomas Edwards
            June Barnes, Member of LB Redbridge and LLDC Design Panels

10:10
: Panel discussion, speakers above
            speakers above plus
            Claire Bennie, Director, Municipal

10:30: Coffee Break

Session Two: Tall Building solutions

11:00
: Introduction to Session Two
            Amy Chadwick Till, Programme Director, NLA (Chair)

11:05: Rethinking delivery models
            Roger Black, Creative Director, Ballymore

11:15: Rethinking construction
            Simon Bayliss, Director, HTA

11:25
: Rethinking typologies
            Simon Bird, Director, LOM – Bath Road Co-living scheme

11:35
: Panel discussion, speakers above
            speakers above plus
            David Isherwood, Vice President Global Professional and Financial Risks, Lockton Companies
            Daniella Dávila Aquije, Principal Project Officer in the Housing and Land Directorate, GLA

12:00
: Event end

Speaker biographies

Stuart Baillie

Head of Planning, Knight Frank

Claire Bennie

Director, Municipal

Simon Bird

Director, LOM architecture and design

Simon Bayliss

Managing Partner, HTA Design LLP

David Isherwood

Vice President Global Professional and Financial Risks, Lockton Companies

Andrew Beharrell

Senior Partner, Pollard Thomas Edwards

June Barnes

Member, LB Redbridge and LLDC Design panels

Daniella Dávila Aquije

Principal Project Officer in the Housing and Land Directorate, Greater London Authority

Amy Chadwick Till

Programme Director, NLA

Sarah Rawlings

Senior Advisor, London Communications Agency

Roger Black

Creative Director, Ballymore


£202.80 (Incl. VAT)


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