West London is often thought of as a mature market – one where opportunity is at a premium, and while this is in part true, there are a number of exciting opportunity areas across the sub-region. This useful half day conference will explore many of them, bringing updates and insight, and deeper discussion of some of the key locations.
1.30 pm Registration, Networking, viewing of the Place West London Regeneration Showcase
2pm Welcome from the Chair – Richard Barnes
2.10pm Old Oak – Realising the Vision
With an OAPF in place, and a Mayoral Development Corporation confirmed, Old Oak provides a massive opportunity for regeneration, bigger than the Stratford Olympic Park. With Park Royal – Europe’s largest industrial park, and an economic dynamo that is home to 60,000 jobs – overlapping into the regeneration area, the opportunities, and threats, are significant. How can the vision be realised, and how can we work together to draw the greatest benefit for West London?
Speakers – Colin Wilson, GLA, Richard McGreevy, TfL, Andrew Clarke PBA
3.00pm Place update – Earls Court
Progress continues at Earls Court, with building soon site at Lillie Square, and plans further developed for the remainder of the masterplan. What can we expect to see over the next year or so?
Speaker – Anette Simpson, Director of Planning and Development, Earls Court
3.20pm Pipe Dream – what could a Flyunder do for Hammersmith?
When first floated, the idea of tunnelling the A4 under Hammersmith was pie in the sky. Now, with the idea gaining momentum, and the prospect of reconnecting the Hammersmith with the river, creating new developable land, and refashioning the town centre, it seems within reach. What are the options, and how can they be achieved?
Speaker – Patricia Bench, HammersmithLondon, Richard Sanderson, Director of Transport Planning, Halcrow
3.45pm Coffee, networking, Round Tables, and browsing the Regeneration Showcase, and Shepherds Bush tour departs
4.30pm Brentford – Brompton Life
The Brompton bicycle is a West London success story. From their base in Brentford they have exported their folding bikes all over the World, and inspired a series of sporting events. Now they are bringing their innovative approach to embedding sustainable travel option in regeneration schemes.
Speaker – Harry Scrope, Brompton Dock
4.45pm Brentford – Bees Buzzing
Brentford is moving up. As well as developments in the town, the football club got promoted, and has had their plans for a new stadium development approved. This brings opportunity to the area around the new stadium, and to the site they will leave behind, as well as to the town itself.
Speaker, Chris Gammon, Brentford FC
5.00pm Thames Valley – time to grow west?
The Thames Valley is intrinsically linked to West London. The economy, property market, and infrastructure are all glued together. How do the opportunities rate? What is happening already, and what else could be brought forward?
Speakers – Tim Smith, Business Director, Thames Valley Berkshire LEP, Ruth Bagley, CEO, Slough Council
5.40pm Place Update – White City
A level of collaboration between landowners rarely seen anywhere, let alone in London, is at play in White City, and with the shared vision in accord with the Mayor’s OAPF, we have the possibility of real and rapid progress. What can we expect to see and when?
Speaker – Duncan Bower, Westfield
5.55pm Chair’s Closing Remarks
6.00pm West London Question Time – in the format of the popular TV Show, a panel of West London glitterati take questions from the audience, a mixture of conference delegates staying on, and dinner guests arriving early.
Chaired by Frank Wingate, CEO, West London Business
Speaker – Chris Maw, Office Senior Partner, PwC, Rikin Lakhani, Account Director, Kolak Snack Foods, Emma Hindes, General Manager, Westfield, Andrew Macmillan, Director of Strategy, Heathrow
6.45pm Place West London Dinner Drinks Reception
7.30pm Place West London Dinner – including the presentation of the Advisory Board’s commendations for the Regeneration Showcase.
10.30pm Cash Bar, and Carriages
11.30pm Bar closes
On Site visit
Delegates are invited to take a tour by private minibus to Shepherds Bush via Hammersmith. Places are obviously very limited, so please tell us you would like to go as soon as possible! The route will take in Hammersmith Town Centre, Lyric Square, Hammersmith Grove, and Shepherds Bush Green, culminating in a visit to the Bush Theatre and a talk about Development Securities’ and Orion’s Shepherds Bush Market scheme.
3.30 – Depart Hurlingham Club
3.45 – Drive by of 10 Hammersmith Grove/Lyric Square – commentary by Matt Sampson, Development Securities
4.00 – Drive along Wood Lane – POSSIBLE commentary Dan Hughes, White City Forum
4.15 – Arrive Bush Theatre – orientation and welcome by Sian Alexander, Creative Director
4.30 – Talk around Shepherds Bush Market model, Niall Monaghan, Robin Partington & Partners
4.45 – Depart Bush Theatre
5.15 – Arrive Hurlingham Club (in time for White City session)
Public and Community Sectors
- Conference – First four places per organisation free – £250 each after that.
- Conference and Dinner – First four places £110 – £360 after that.
- Dinner only – £110
- Conference – £250
- Conference and Dinner – £360
- Dinner only – £150