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London Development & Investment Plans 2017

November 28 @ 1530hrs - 1900hrs

London Development & Investment Plans 2017 | Event




London has had a very interesting year in 2017 which has had a great deal of focus on the regions, Brexit and periods of significant political instability. This has made for some interesting decisions by government and slightly concerning times for those of us working in the sector as the lack of confidence and lack of certainty has affected the visibility of future orders and activity. Local elections, a general election (one so far!) and other challenges within London have been an all too easy distraction.

But the nation’s capital, despite talk of overheating and falling house prices still have a development programme which is the envy of most other countries and the skyline is and has been for some time, littered with cranes. All good news for the property and construction sector but with the Government’s P&L still not balancing how long will this last?

Inward investment remains high and London is and will hopefully always be, an attractive City to invest in therefore all appears to be well at the present time.

So let’s build on this confidence and take a look at some significant work streams that will be around for many years to come.

We have a wonderfully diverse mix of speakers for our next London event;

Emma Gilthorpe, Executive Expansion Director at Heathrow Airport
Paul Duffree, Head of Property, Royal Households Estates
Gordon Adams, Head of Planning, Battersea Power Station Development Company
Elliott Lipton, Managing Director, First Base
James Bishop, Director of New Business (PPP) at U&I

There will be presentations from each speaker giving us an insight into their own unique portfolio of work and reflecting on 2017 and how they see the market in 2018.

With some significant projects both current and future there will be some significant opportunities to reflect on and we anticipate that this will be a very busy event.


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Event Format

  • 1530 – 1600; Registration
  • 1600 – 1645; Networking with Wine, Beer and Soft Drinks
  • 1645 – 1815; Speaker Presentations
  • 1815 – 1900; Networking with Hot Food, Wine, Beer and Soft Drinks
  • 1930 – 2200; After Event Speakers Dinner (VIP TICKET HOLDERS ONLY)

VIP Tickets

Buy a VIP ticket to this event and come to dinner straight after the event with the speakers.  Great food, good wine and excellent conversation.

VIP Ticket Privileges

  • Attendance at Speakers Dinner
  • Reserved seating in the front two rows at the event
  • Guaranteed tickets at sold-out events
  • Only 15 VIP tickets available at each event
  • VIP Name Badges
  • Maximum two VIP tickets per company

Dinner Venue – TBC

Come to dinner and join:

  • James Bishop – U+I
  • Gordon Adams – Battersea Power Station Development Company
  • Other attendees to be confirmed



Emma Gilthorpe, Executive Expansion Director; Heathrow Airport

Emma is the Expansion Director at Heathrow. She moved to this role in October 2016, her previous role was the Strategy Director. She is a member of the Executive Committee.  Prior to joining Heathrow, she held a number of senior positions within the telecoms industry, latterly Group Director of Industry Policy and Regulation with BT Group plc. Emma’s career began in commercial and marketing roles for Cable & Wireless before moving into the regulatory arena in 1992 whilst at Hong Kong Telecom.

Emma is a qualified Barrister, called to the Bar in 1996 and holds a degree in Law and Marketing. She also sits on the Board of South East Water.  Away from work she devotes her time to her 3 children Madeleine, William and Martha.


Paul Duffree, Director of Property; Royal Household Estates

A leading PROPERTY DIRECTOR, highly strategic and innovative with a proven record of successful leadership of large scale departments, portfolios and change programmes in numerous market sectors both internationally and in the UK.

Gordon Adams, Head of Planning; Battersea Power Station Development Company



James Bishop, Director of New Business; U+I

James Bishop joined Cathedral Group, now U+I, in 2004 and sits on the company’s Executive Committee as Director of New Business.

James leads the process to secure U+I’s pipeline of development land and its portfolio of Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects, conceiving the scheme proposals and running the professional teams that shape the company’s bids – widely acknowledged to be some of the most creative and successful in the industry. The Deptford Project, St Mark’s Square in Bromley, The Movement in Greenwich, Cockpit Yard in Holborn and Mayfield in Manchester are examples of hugely successful schemes that James has introduced into U+I’s PPP pipeline.

James is passionate about the process of developing public private partnerships for the positive socio-economic impacts they can have on communities. Their often complex nature makes his role interesting, varied and rewarding.

James is married with two young daughters. Outside of work and family life, he is a keen sportsman; in particular, football, sailing and windsurfing.

Elliot Lipton, Managing Director; First Base

As founder and Managing Director of First Base, Elliot has built a leading specialist mixed use regeneration business focused on large, complex, multi-phased projects across London and South East.

Elliot has established a reputation for developing innovative and award winning places that deliver real long lasting socio-economic benefits for communities. Over the past 15 years, he has been involved in some of London’s largest schemes – Stratford City, Elephant & Castle, Earls Court to name a few; delivering over 3,000 homes and workspaces.

Elliot has led the introduction of innovative construction approaches to urban developments and has shown how to deliver buildings quicker and more efficiently whilst driving up quality.

He has also pioneered private and public sector partnerships by working alongside central, regional and local government agencies across a number of high profile projects.


London Development & Investment Plans 2017 | Details


November 28
1530hrs - 1900hrs
£75 - £2500


Stationers’ Hall, London


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