Isle of Dogs: London’s emerging metropolis

Tuesday 26 June 2018


Museum of London Docklands, Canary Wharf, London E14 4AL

Tickets £329+VAT, members discounted - Click here to book Go!

© Agnese Sanvito

© Agnese Sanvito

Guided by a new OAPF launching this spring, and aided by the imminent arrival of Crossrail, the Isle of Dogs is experiencing unprecedented change, creating a unique set of challenges.

With distinct neighbourhoods ranging in scale from the low-rise south to the established high-rise business district at Canary Wharf, this On Location event will explore the key developments taking shape across the area – taking a closer look at the strategies and innovative methods that seek to ensure dense growth supports and enhances the neighbourhood, meeting the needs of its diverse community of new and existing residents and workers.

The afternoon session will bring together local stakeholders including council representatives, occupiers, architects, developers and investors to look at what the future looks like for the Isle of Dogs and beyond.

Following the conference, delegates can explore the area in more detail with walking or cycling tours, before enjoying networking drinks at The Design Cube hosted kindly by EcoWorld Ballymore.

12:30 Arrivals and networking lunch
13:30 Conference session
16:30 Afternoon tours
18:00 Networking drinks 


Study Tours:

Tour A: Canary Wharf & Wood Wharf
Tour leads: Paul Buckenham, Development Manager, LB Tower Hamlets and Piotr Lanoszka, Principal Planner – Canary Wharf, LB Tower Hamlets 
Walking tour 
Exploring the newest additions in and around the Canary Wharf estate, this walking tour will focus on the landmark schemes underway in the area, including the diamond lattice Newfoundland tower, The Spire – soon to be Europe’s tallest residential tower, Crossrail Place and the emerging Wood Wharf site.
Tour B: Millharbour Dock
Tour leads: Nasser Farooq, Area Team Leader – Isle of Dogs, LB Tower Hamlets and Agnieszka Zimnicka, Borough Urban Designer – Place Shaping Team, LB Tower Hamlets
Walking tour 
Taking a closer look at hyper-dense living environment emerging at Marsh Wall, South Quay and Crossharbour. This walking tour will take in schemes along the emerging cluster of towers in the heart of the peninsula, including One Dollar Bay, Millharbour Village and Meridian Gate.
Tour C: Poplar Riverside and Lower Lea Valley Housing Zone
Tour leads: Daniel McCarthy Housing Zone Project Manager, LB Tower Hamlets and Caroline Pembroke, Urban Designer - Poplar Riverside Housing Zone, LB Tower Hamlets 
Bus tour 
Exploring the area to the north of the Isle of Dogs, this bus tour will first stop off at City Island before heading north to the Aberfeldy Estate, Ailsa Wharf and St William’s Leven Road to explore the plans for the transformational schemes underway in this Housing Zone.
You will be asked to indicate your first preference for the afternoon tours when booking, please note tour places are limited and allocated on a first come first served basis.
We reserve a number of places for representatives of local amenity groups at our on location events. If you are a part of a community group and would like to attend this event please contact Jenine at

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John Biggs, Executive Mayor of LB Tower Hamlets 
Howard Dawber, Managing Director - Strategy, Canary Wharf Group 
John Turner, Director of Town Planning, Ballymore 
Neal Hunt, Director of Development, Poplar HARCA 
Shelley Gould, Growth Strategies Manager, Greater London Authority 
Fred Pilbrow, Senior Partner, Pilbrow & Partners
Eric Sorensen, former Chief Executive, London Docklands Development Corporation
Andrew McMullan, Vice President and Senior Project Designer, HOK 
Sripriya Sudhakar, Team Leader – Place Shaping Team, LB Tower Hamlets
Brian Spring, Senior Associate Principal, KPF 
Rachel Mundell, Associate, Allies and Morrison 
Emily Lawrence, Associate, Jestico + Whiles  
Christian Male, Partner, SimpsonHaugh 
Marissa Ryan-Hernandez, Team Leader – Planning Policy, LB Tower Hamlets 
Honoré van Rijswijk
, Director, FRONTWORK 
Cllr Andrew Wood, Secretary, Isle of Dogs Neighbourhood Planning Forum
Matthew Pullen, Infrastructure Planning Manager, LB Tower Hamlets 
Simon Ryan, Projects Director, Ballymore 
Peter Murray, Chairman, New London Architecture (Chair) 
Further speakers to be announced...

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Ticket Cost:
Partners - £165+VAT
Members - £245+VAT
Non-members - £329+VAT 
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If you would like to become a member, and would like to discuss membership options please contact Aurelia Amanitis

If you experience any issues whilst making a booking please contact Corinne Stone or call 020 7636 4044 

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