New London Architecture

On Location – Square Mile: Future City

On Location

Thursday 09 December 2021
08:30 - 15:00

From £158.40 (Incl. VAT)

Presenting the City's vision for ensuring its position as the world’s most innovative, competitive, open and sustainable financial centre.
The pandemic has radically transformed ways of working and socialising, changing demands on urban centres. Prior to the epidemic, there were 7.4 million visits to City attractions annually, a 50 per cent increase over the last 10 years, and over 520,000 workers travelling to and from the City each day. After over 18 months of working from home, workers  – and visitors – will eventually return to the Square Mile, even if the way that they use their offices may change. This confidence is underpinned by strong demand from developers and investors. In the first two months of 2021, the City granted consent to applications equivalent of almost 80 per cent of the total office floorspace approved for the whole of 2020. 
Recently approved tower developments embrace health and wellbeing, while also offering flexible spaces to ensure they can adapt to new ways of working. And in the context of the climate emergency, a common approach to achieving net zero goals is also driving the recovery agenda. A sustainable Square Mile will add to its offer of a world class business ecosystem, outstanding environments and vibrant cultural offer.
As the economy starts to reopen from the COVID-19 pandemic, this NLA On Location conference presents the City of London’s vision for ensuring its position as the world’s most innovative, competitive, open and sustainable financial centre by adapting to post-pandemic economic and social changes. 


08:30   Registration and Breakfast 
09:30   Welcome from New London Architecture 
            Peter Murray OBE, Curator-in-Chief, New London Architecture
09:35   Welcome from the City of London Corporation
Chris Hayward, Deputy Chairman of the Policy Committee, City of London          

Session One: A Resilient City

This session looks at environmental, social and government strategies, focussing on how the City of London will employ innovative new approaches, data and technology, culture, and infrastructure to lead London through the recovery
10:00   Welcome from Chair
            Peter Murray OBE, Curator-in-Chief, New London Architecture
10:05   City of London strategies 
            Juliemma McLoughlin, Executive Director Environment, City of London 

10:20   Culture & Commerce
            Will Gompertz, Director of Arts and Learning, Barbican

10:25   Data and digital approaches
            Jason Hawthorne, Chief Digital Officer (CDO), VU.CITY

10:35   Panel discussion and Q&A
            Speakers above plus:
            Bola Abisogun OBE, Founder & Chairman, DiverseCity Surveyors
            Dima Zogheib, Associate Director, Arup
11:00   Coffee Break
11:15   Agents insight (30min)
In this breakup session, agents will share their insights into the commercial property sector: How are tenants responding to changes in the workplace? What changes have we seen in take-up/supply/investment? What are the post-pandemic projections?

            Introduction: Benjamin O’Connor, Director, New London Architecture

            Victoria Bajela, Associate Director - Central London Office Research, Savills
Dan Bayley, Director, Tenant Representation London, JLL
            Lee Elliott, Global Head of Occupier Research, Knight Frank

11:45   Comfort break

Session Two: ESG

This session focuses on the importance of Environmental, Social, Governance in the approach to the recovery
12:00   Welcome from Chair
            Benjamin O’Connor, Director, New London Architecture
12:05 ESG in the City

12:15   The role of the developer
Caitlin Warfield, Vice President, UK Office Division, Brookfield Properties

12:25   BIDs 
             Alistair Subba Row, Chair, Fleet Street Quarter
12:35   Panel Discussion and Q&A
            Oliver Knight, Head of Offices, LandSec
            Andrew Reynolds, Chair, EC Partnership

13:00   End
13:00   Lunch
14:00   Walking Tours and Building Study Tours 
Route A: City Cluster
Walk through the City of London’s iconic City Cluster as we explore the numerous signature new schemes, under construction and in planning buildings set to transform the Square Mile; including 100 Bishopsgate, 22 Bishopsgate, 8 Bishopsgate, 1 Leadenhall 
LEAD: Gwyn Richards, City of London Corporation 
Arney Fender Katsalidis (100 Bishopsgate)
Stuart Blower, Partner, Make Architects (One Leadenhall) 
Karen Cook, Founding Partner, PLP Architecture (22 Bishopsgate) / Renos Charitou, Director, PLP 
Ayman El Hibri, Associate Director, WilkinsonEyre (8 Bishopsgate)
NLA Representatives:
Angela Yang, Account Director, NLA
Grace Simmonds, Programme Manager, NLA

Route B: Liverpool Street and Broadgate
This route will look at changes around Liverpool Street Station and Broadgate; including One Bishopsgate Plaza, 135 Bishopsgate, 100 Liverpool Street and 1 Finsbury Avenue.

Ed Williams, Partner, Fletcher Priest Architects (135 Bishopsgate)
Mark Kelly, Partner, PLP Architecture (1 Bishopsgate Plaza)
NLA Representative
Ellie Pile, Programme Manager, NLA – MOBILE 
Rebecca Elliott, Senior Account Manager, NLA
Route C: London Wall to Finsbury Square
This route will explore new developments along London Wall and around Finsbury Square, such as 60 London Wall, 21 Moorfields, 20 Ropemaker Street, and an exclusive visit to the iconic building The Gilbert.
Daniel Campbell, Partner, Stiff + Trevillion (The Gilbert) 
Robert Lunn, Architect, Make Architects (20 Ropemaker Street)
Tim Sketchley, Managing Director, Old Park Lane Management (20 Ropemaker Street)
Mark Bagley, Director, EPR Architects (60 London Wall)

NLA Representative
Morgan Lewis, Programme Coordinator, NLA – Mobile 
Turiya Hayhurst, Account Director, NLA

Route D: Culture Mile
This route will explore the Culture Mile area including a sneak peak of the new Museum of London, plus the redevelopment around Barts Square and a new hotel in the old Snow Hill Police Station. 

James Mitchell, Partner, Axiom Architects (Snow Hill)
Jonathan Langdon, Acquisitions Manager, Central London, Whitbread (Snow Hill)
Matthew Bonning-Snook, Property Director, Helical (Kaleidoscope) 
Pavlos Clifton, Senior Development Executive, Helical (Barts Sq)
Nikki Dibley, Development Executive, Helical (Barts Sq)
Esme Fieldhouse, Head of Public Realm , Hawkins\Brown (Smithfield Public Realm)
Rawden Pettitt, Director, Stanton Williams (New Museum of London) 
NLA Representatives:
Florence Maschietto, Programme Manager, NLA 
Rowan Mason, Account Manager, NLA

15:00   End

*Note: the Culture Mile Walking Tour end at 15:30

Speaker biographies

Peter Murray OBE

Curator-in-Chief, NLA

Benjamin O'Connor

Director, NLA

Juliemma McLoughlin

Executive Director, Environment, City of London Corporation

Will Gompertz

Director of Arts and Learning, Barbican

Jason Hawthorne

Chief Product Officer, VU.CITY

Bola Abisogun OBE

Chairman, DiverseCity Surveyors

Dan Bayley

Director, Tenant Representation London, JLL

Oliver Knight

Head of Offices, Landsec

Caitlin Warfield

Vice President of Marketing, Brookfield Properties

Alistair Subba Row

Senior Partner, Farebrother

Lee Elliott

Partner & Head of Global Occupier Research, Knight Frank

Victoria Bajela

Associate Director - Central London Office Research, Savills

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