Future of Retail in London Workshops – Roads and Deliveries
The first three workshops in our Future of Retail series have been incredibly informative, throwing up member concerns that the planning system must support ‘doing things’ which make a place, not just building things…frustrations at a lack of ambition or radical vision for retail in London…and a worry that policy is responding to a ‘Victorian’ vision of retail rather than looking ahead to 2030. On a very practical level, they’ve also informed both our draft response to the London Plan and our Skills Commission work.
Topics to be covered:
• How will London’s road and distribution network look and work for retailers in 10/15 years’ time? What are some feasible scenarios for 2030? What would an ideal retail distribution landscape look like in 2030 if planning/money wasn’t an option?
• There’ll be some scene-setting and thought-provoking introductions before diving into discussion. Lara Marrero (Global Retail Practice Leader at Gensler) will kick us off by thinking about what omni-channel retailing might look like by 2030 (e.g. what proportion of retail will be direct deliveries?), then Roy McGowan (MD at Momentum Transport Consultancy) will think about what distribution systems and innovation might support that.
• It would be great to hear your views on what innovations might be coming down the line, and we’d anticipate touching on automated deliveries/vehicles, changing role of stores to showrooms and distribution centres, the role of collection points, etc
Date Tuesday 27 March
Time 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Host Kindly hosted by Gensler
Contact Matthew Hill on 020 7665 1585