Waltham Forest: hotspot for creative-led growth

Tuesday 30 October 2018


Leyton Great Hall, 1 Adelaide Road, London, E10 5NN

Book tickets – £329+VAT (Members discounted) Go!

Central Parade Creative Hub © Dirk Linder

Walthamstow Wetlands © Jason Orton

Stadium Place Walthamstow by Conran and Partners © Edmund Sumner

© Tim Crocker

The Scene © Tim Crocker

One of the fastest growing economies in the capital and recently named by the Mayor of London as the first London Borough of Culture, Waltham Forest is seeing unprecedented opportunities to grow and create exciting places for existing as well as new communities that live and work in the borough.

Putting culture at the heart of urban regeneration, Waltham Forest will invest £1.3m to support creative industries that will help to drive further investment and provide new jobs, homes, and social infrastructure.

With 81 potential development sites identified by the GLA Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment, and a range of sites and areas having excellent potential to deliver growth as indicated by the emerging Growth Strategy, the borough aims to create nearly 18,000 new homes in the next 10 years.

This On Location event will hear about the key developments taking place, exploring issues such as housing delivery, new infrastructure and placemaking.

The afternoon session will bring together local stakeholders including council representatives, developers, investors and architects to look at the future of Waltham Forest. Presentations will be followed by study tours of key areas and networking drinks.

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Cllr Clare Coghill, Leader, Waltham Forest Council
Stewart Murray, Strategic Director of Economic Growth, LB Waltham Forest 
Lucy Shomali, Director of Regeneration & Growth, LB Waltham Forest 
Fiona Scott, Co-founder, Gort Scott
Mark Lebihan,
Chief Operating Officer, Hadley Property Group
Dominique Oliver, Partner, Pollard Thomas Edwards 
Steve Walker, Director, Allies and Morrison 
Lara Kinneir, Acting Director, New London Architecture (Chair)
Rolf Nielsen, Associate Partner, CF Møller  
Harriet Warden, Creative Director, Blackhorse Workshop 
Alistair Barr, Managing Director, Barr Gazetas 
Cllr Simon Miller, Economic growth and high streets portfolio, Waltham Forest Council 
Jonathan MartinDirector of Investment and Delivery, LB Waltham Forest
Joe Marshall, Head of New Business, Catalyst Housing Group
Ulrike Steven, Co-founder and Director, what if: projects
Gareth Morris, Co-founder and Director, what if: projects 
Chris Levett, Group Director, DLA Architects 
Tom Holbrook, Director, 5th Studio 
Steve Murden, Head of Residential Development, Legal & General
Paul Beaty-pownall, Managing Director, BPR architects
Will Teasdale, Head of Strategic Regeneration, LB Waltham Forest 
Hannah Schneebeli, Associate, Watson Mann Architects 
Zoe Sellers, Regeneration Programme Manager, LB Waltham Forest
Ben Smith, Associate, Kinnear Landscape Architects 
Mark Adams, Regeneration Programme Manager, LB Waltham Forest 

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Tour A – Walthamstow Central and Blackhorse Lane

The gateway to the borough, Walthamstow Town Centre is receiving significant investment that will bring new homes, increasing retail space and support to local business while improving the night time economy. Blackhorse Lane is growing as a creative hub supported through the borough’s regeneration plans, with the Wetlands on its doorstep it’s an opportunity area not to be missed.

Tour B – Lea Bridge and Leyton

An ambitious regeneration area, shining the light on a part of east London with huge potential. Sitting between the Lea Valley and Olympic Park this site has exciting commercial, residential and leisure opportunities. The borough ten-year masterplan seeks to maximise these opportunities, creating around 4,000 new homes, 300,000 sqm of commercial space and generating thousands of new jobs for local people. 

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Ticket Cost:
Partners - £165+VAT
Members - £245+VAT
Non-members - £329+VAT 

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 

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 Barbara Chesi

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