Join London’s biggest gathering of built environment experts — Building London Summit 2021
2020 brought a sharp shock to our built environment sector. What needs to happen now for this vital sphere to build back better, and capitalise on opportunity as it does so?
Building London Summit provides an opportunity to dig into what the post-pandemic world means for the built environment across a series of three events, focusing on planning, commercial property and housing.
Gain insights into how the sector is leaning into recovery through our three key virtual events;
Planning for the future in London: as the Government embarks on overhaul of England’s planning system, what will this mean for London’s unique planning arrangements, and are the GLA’s devolved planning powers under threat?
Recovery and renewal in the housing market: Before the coronavirus pandemic hit, London faced a housing crisis. As we look ahead, set against an uncertain economic outlook, will the capital still be facing its historical supply and demand challenges?
Finding a new normal in commercial real estate: during every crisis, lies an opportunity. What is that for commercial real estate in London? Has the trend for homeworking completely changed the future of the commercial space we need to build, and how we use what we already have?
Get the vantage point of a senior government minister on the route to recovery for London’s housing strategy in an uncertain economy (Invited speaker)
Understand how business and government can work together to maximise opportunities arising from the recovery
Leave our timely, informative and engaging sessions feeling informed, inspired and ready to innovate.
London First members are eligible for complimentary tickets, though places are limited: two tickets per corporate and four tickets per partner member. Non-members can register to attend all sessions for just £75. Find out more about London First membership to enjoy discounted entry to all our flagship summits.
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Chief Executive, London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC)
Greater London Business Unit Director, SEGRO
Partner, Pinsent Masons
Planning Director, Telford Homes
Head of Planning, British Land
Chief Executive, Peabody
Managing Director - Development Europe, Lendlease
Bek Seeley is the Managing Director for Development at Lendlease.
In her current role Bek is responsible for leading the senior development team for the successful delivery of Lendlease’s European pipeline including the Euston Estate, Thamesmead North, Birmingham Smithfield, Elephant Park, Silvertown Quays, IQL Stratford, Deptford Landings, High Road West and both Milano Santa Guilia and MIND in Milan.
Most recently she held the position of Chief Operating Officer for Development and was instrumental in winning a number of major projects for Lendlease, as well as overseeing operations and the overall growth of the business.
Before joining Lendlease in 2015 Bek’s career spanned the public and private sectors, having held a range of operational and commercial roles including in economic development, infrastructure, built environment and public services.
Bek regularly speaks at industry conferences and events, including at MIPIM and the West Midlands Forum for Growth.
Mike is the Chief Executive of the Partnerships South division of Countryside Properties. The division specialises in large-scale residential-led regeneration projects delivered through partnerships with local authorities, housing associations or landowners. The division operates across four regional businesses in London and the home counties.
"I think the Building London Summit is an essential in the calendar for those of us who work in the environment - it gets together people who are really focused on London"
Alice Lester MBE, Operational Director for Regeneration, Growth & Employment, Brent Council
"It's been really valuable: The Building London Summit has brought together so many different people from different areas "
David Whitehead, Head of Building Solutions, Jacobs
Planning for the future in London
As the Government embarks on overhaul of England’s planning system, what will this mean for London’s unique planning arrangements?
Recovery and renewal in the housing market
As we look ahead, set against an uncertain economic outlook, will the Capital still be facing its historical supply and demand challenges?
Finding a new normal in commercial real estate
In the midst of every crisis, lies an opportunity, but what is that for commercial real estate in London?
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Tuesday, 26 January 2021
10:00am – 12:00pm
Planning for the future in London
Tuesday 26 January
As the Government embarks on overhaul of England’s planning system, what will this mean for London’s unique planning arrangements? Are the GLA’s devolved planning powers under threat? How will London’s Local Planning Authorities fit into the coming reforms? A panel of experts will debate: what is the ideal planning system we want in the Capital and what should its priorities be?
Before the coronavirus pandemic hit, London faced a housing crisis. As we look ahead, set against an uncertain economic outlook, will the Capital still be facing its historical supply and demand challenges? What are the key factors that will drive forward a renewal of London’s housing market? Hear from different parts of the market as those taking the decisions about building homes in the Capital set out their strategies for the future.
In the midst of every crisis, lies an opportunity, but what is that for commercial real estate in London? Structural changes to the way that we shop and expectations about our places of work were already having an impact on the high street and office space. Has London’s post-lockdown experience completely changed the future of the commercial space we need to build, and how we use what we already have? The key players join us to debate what comes next for commercial real estate in London.