New London Architecture

The City of London Summit


Thursday 11 July 2024
09:00 - 13:30

Join us for our next NLA Summit, exploring the future of the City of London in association with the City of London Corporation and City Property Association.
The Draft City Plan 2040, launched in April 2024, outlines the strategy and priorities for the development of the Square Mile around three key pillars: economic, social, and environmental. This plan aims to shape the built environment sustainably while supporting businesses and the people working in the City.

Focussing on key projects, this Summit will explore how buildings, infrastructure, and public realm can contribute to the economic, inclusive, and sustainable development of the City. How to remain a global economic place while shaping a welcoming environment for visitors, workers, and residents?
Hosted in the Guildhall, NLA Annual Summits bring together distinguished professionals, experts and thought leaders from within the built environment, to exchange insights into the most current trends and best practices, and engage in meaningful discussions about collaborative efforts to address pressing issues.

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Registration and Breakfast
Session 1: The future of the City 
Welcome from Chair
Benjamin O’Connor, Director, NLA
Welcome from the City
Shravan Joshi, MBE, Chairman of Planning & Transportation, City of London Corporation
Growth market / CPA priorities for 2024/2025 
Ross Sayers, Head of Development Management, Landsec and CPA Chair
Moving to the City 
Marlon Bentley, Head of Portfolio & Workplace - HSBC UK & Europe

Panel discussion and Q&A

Speakers above, plus:
Alex Thorpe, Associate Director, CO-RE
Bhakti Depala, Assistant Director, City Development and Investment Unit, City of London
30 minutes BREAK 
Session 2: Ground floor activation
Welcome from Chair 
Benjamin O’Connor, Director, NLA
Introduction from the City
Gwyn Richards, Planning and Development Director, City of London Corporation

Cultural projects  
Mark Davy, Founder & CEO, Futurecity
Public realm activation
Michaela Winter-Taylor, Cities and Urban Design Lead, Gensler
Panel discussion and Q&A
Speakers above, plus:
Sophie Morgan, Senior Development Manager, Landsec
Rebecca Morter, CEO, Lone Design Club

30 minutes BREAK 
12:30 - 13:30
Walking Tours

A) Smithfield and The Barbican: Hear from architects, engineers, key stakeholders and the City, looking at some key projects in the area, focussing on public realm and retrofit.

Stops: Barbican Podium, Uno Golden Lane building, Smithfield and the new Museum of London 
Contributors: Joe Kenway, Head of New Museum Project Management Office, Museum of London; Sir Robert McAlpine; Praneet Bhullar, Architect, Hawkins/Brown; Neil Manthorpe, Associate Director Landscape & Urban Design, AtkinsRealis 
B) Moorgate: Explore some of the recent, upcoming and meanwhile projects around the tube station, with presentations from architects and developers.
Stops: London Wall Place, Deutsche Bank HQ, 21 Moorfields, Citypoint, Ropemaker street, Norton Folgate 
Contributors: Kye Taylor, Head of Engineering & Preconstruction, Multiplex; Giles Martin, Director, Wilkinson Eyre; Caitlin Warfield, Vice President of Marketing, Brookfield Properties; Lynn Summerfield, Project Director, British Land

C) Bank and The City Cluster: Learn more about some key projects and developments at Bank and the City Eastern cluster, looking at the future skyline of the City.

Stops: All change at Bank, Princes Court, City cluster overview and upcoming projects 
Contributors: Robert Symonds, Director, Aukett Swanke; Gwyn Richards, Planning and Development Director, City of London Corporation; Gill Howard, Head of Programmes and Projects, City of London Corporation 

Speaker biographies

Ross Sayers

Head of Development Management, Landsec

Mark Davy

Founder & CEO, Futurecity

Benjamin O’Connor

Director, New London Architecture

Alex Thorpe

Associate Director, CO-RE

Shravan Joshi MBE

Chairman of Planning & Transportation, City of London Corporation

Sophie Morgan

Senior Development Manager, Landsec

Praneet Bhullar

Architect, Hawkins\Brown Ltd

Kye Taylor

Head of Engineering & Preconstruction, Multiplex

Giles Martin

Director, WilkinsonEyre

Caitlin Warfield

Vice President of Marketing, Brookfield Properties

Gwyn Richards

Planning and Development Director, City of London Corporation

Lynn Summerfield

Project Director, British Land

Michaela Winter-Taylor

Senior Associate, Urban Designer, Gensler

Joe Kenway

Head of Project Management Office, Museum of London

Robert Symonds

Director, Aukett Swanke

City of London


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Gresham Street


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