"Learn of the latest developments and opportunities across London's residential, commercial and infrastructure projects"




Elvin Box, Associate Director, Mace

10.00am Chairperson's Opening Address

10.15am What Are the Next Steps for London's Construction Industry and How Do We Get There?

  • London's housing debate - the UK housing crisis

  • Demand for building homes vs the shrinking workforce

  • What is being done to meet the demands of the ambitious house-building programme

  • Challenges, solutions and opportunities


John Anderson, Executive Director, Kier Living

Councillor Kevin Davis, Council Leader, Kingston Development Company and London Borough of Kingston

John East, Strategic Director, Growth & Homes, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

Michel Mossessian, Design Principal, Mossessian Architecture 

Cllr Daniel Moylan, Chairman, Urban Design London 

Peter Elliott MRICS RIBA, Head of Property Development, TfL Property Development, Commercial Development Directorate, Transport for London

Chloë Phelps, Head of Design, Brick by Brick

11.30am Building for the Future

  • CITB Levy

  • Investing in talent and skills

  • Creating the image for the construction industry

  • Developing a robust system for training and skills development

  • Future market trends & opportunities and how to capitalise on them


Steve Radley, Policy Director, Construction Industry Training Board (CITB)

Barry Cullen, Future Talent Director, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

Roger Bailey, Asset Management Director, Tideway 

12.15pm Panel Discussion: Master-planning and Regeneration

  • Developments and challenges

  • Contractor and tender opportunities


David Baptist, Head of Housing Development, London Borough of Ealing

Peter George, Assistant Director for Regeneration, London Borough of Enfield

Mary Morrissey, Strategic Director Environment, Housing and Regeneration, London Borough of Sutton

Cllr Averil Lekau, Cabinet Member for Housing and Anti-Poverty, London Borough of Royal Greenwich

1.00pm London's Housing Experts Discuss the Latest Trends and Developments

  • Collaboration and co-operation in solving the housing crisis

  • Regional approaches to land supply models, tenures, supply and investment

  • Vision and strategy – Mitigating problems and boosting opportunities

  • The future role of Housing Associations


Cllr Katherine Dunne, Cabinet Member for Housing, London Borough of Hounslow

Cllr Matthew Bennett, Cabinet Member for Planning, Regeneration & Jobs, London Borough of Lambeth

Cllr Farah Hussain, Cabinet Member for Housing, London Borough of Redbridge

Cllr Mark Williams, Cabinet Member Regeneration and New Homes, London Borough of Southwark

1.45pm Underneath the Arches: Affordable Micro Flats Within London’s Historic Brick Arches

  • With the crisis of affordability young people can no longer afford to live in London

  • Fletcher Priest has come up with an innovative idea for housing underneath the arches

  • Low-impact, prefabricated units to be inserted into historic arch structures

  • Upfront investment is low, with a beneficial impact on the urban environment


Sara L’Esperance, Project Architect, Fletcher Priest Architects

2.15pm Growth & Development of the UK's Construction Industry

  • Procurement and innovation
  • London as a high rise city

  • Productivity, profitability and performance

  • The vision for off-site construction

  • What can the UK construction industry learn from overseas?

  • Technology adoption – Embracing disruption and preparing for the digital future


Rob Leslie-Carter, Director, Arup

Cliff Jones, Head of Construction Procurement, Procurement - Commercial Division, Department of Health

Marie-Claude Hemming, Director of External Affairs, Civil Engineering Contractors Association

2.45pm Dynamic Purchasing Systems - Boosting SME Participation in Public Sector Contracts

  • Conflicting Government priorities

  • What is a Dynamic Purchasing System?

  • DPS under the 2006 Public Contract Regulations

  • DPS under the 2015 Public Contract Regulations

  • Weakness of DPS for SME

  • Experience of Dynamic Purchasing Systems


Edward James, Workstream Lead, NHS London Procurement Partnership

3.00pm Estate Regeneration

  • Delivering estate regeneration through private finance

  • Helping local authorities unlock their assets

  • Successful regeneration projects – Myatts Field North -  an exemplary example of what is possible with community engagement, committed developers and a well informed, imaginative urban design


Paul Cooke, New Business Director Higgins Construction

3.30pm The Optimal Tier 2 Contractor

  • What is the role of the Tier 2 contractor?
  • What are the advantages of using Tier 2 contractors?
  • What does a Tier 2 contractor look like from the inside?


Jim Southworth, Managing Director, blu-3

4.00pm The Future of Tall Buildings. How to Change the Normal to the Extraordinary

  • What is happening to the towers after their "expiry date"?

  • Is Demolition sustainable? Is renovation a better approach?

  • Could new methods combined with the older methods?

  • How old buildings can look new and fresh and keep London on the map?


Debbie Flevotomou MA, PG Dip Arc, Dip Arc, BA (Hons) ARB, RIBA, 
Managing Director Debbie Flevotomou Architects
RIBA Councillor
Immediate Past Chair, South London Society of Architects RIBA.

4.30pm Close of Conference


10.00am The Role of the Architect

  • Introduction


Brian Waters, ACA President

Richard Harrison, Architect and CIC adviser

10.15am Panel Discussion: The Role of the Architect in Development and Construction: PFI, D&B, Partnering – and Grenfell


Geoff Wilkinson, Approved Inspector

Richard Harrison, Architect and CIC adviser

Darya Bahram, Secretary General ACA

Andy Rogers, Chairman ACAPAG

10.35am Q&A with the Audience


Rico Wojutulewicz, Policy Advisor, National Federation of Builders 

10.40am Panel Discussion: London's Infrastructure Plan 2050 Update

  • How far have we come in the past year?

  • Are we on course to meet all objective targets?

  • Strategic challenges and developments

  • Bridging the skills gap


Chrisma Jain, Strategic Project Manager, London Underground Infrastructure, Transport for London

Kelly Lopez, Senior Property Development Manager, Commercial Development, TfL Property Development

Robin Cooper, Head of Regeneration, London Borough of Newham 

11.10am Transforming TfL Assets

  • Landowner levering value;
  • Delivering place to achieve mayor’s Housing targets;

  • Long term revenue vs Capital receipt; and

  • Direct Development?


Peter Elliott MRICS RIBA, Head of Property Development, TfL Property Development, Commercial Development Directorate, Transport for London

11.30am Beyond the Facade: Building the Institute of Physics’ Future

  • Creating a new HQ in the Knowledge Quarter

  • A sustainable formula for building in London

  • Appropriate application of technology

  • Designing a living lab


John Edmondson, Associate Director, AECOM

Harish Ratna, Director, TateHindle

12.00pm Construction Insurance: AIG Construction Industry Group

  • Lifecycle Products

  • Construction Claims

  • Multinational

  • P3 Opportunities

  • Client Risk Solutions


Juliette Pettit, Head of AIG Construction Industry Group

12.20pm The Story of Red Door Ventures – Setting up a PRS Housing Company

  • The Evolution of Red Door Ventures into a commercial independent rental property company

  • The Strategy behind the company

  • Delivering the best in private renting

  • Changing the perception of renting

  • Creating communities that give residents the security that they can establish roots long term and become part of the local area


Kent Taylor, Managing Director for Red Door Ventures

12.40pm Construction Health & Safety

  • The latest update and discussion around regulation, policy and fire safety


Russell Smith, Senior Health & Safety Consultant, Robinson Low Francis LLP 

Keith Prince, Infrastructure - HSE Leader, Laing O'Rourke

Martin Coyd, Head of Health and Safety, Mace Group

1.30pm Heathrow Airport Limited – Expansion Plan

  • Logistics Hubs and the benefits of off-site construction

  • Supply Chain – procurement strategy, a wrap up of 2017’s Business Summits and a look ahead to the 2018 programme

  • Skills Pipeline – updates from the Skills Taskforce

  • A look ahead to the 2018 milestones for Heathrow expansion


Phil Wilbraham, Expansion Programme Director, Heathrow Airport Limited

2.00pm Joint Venture Project Opportunities with Southern Housing Group

  • Why joint venture?

  • Forms of joint venture

  • Opportunities with Southern Housing Group


Oliver Boundy, Director of New Business, Southern Housing Group

2.30pm CHP in London

  • The do’s and don’ts
  • Good examples
  • Load profiling and economics


John Andrew Hyde, National Product Sales Manager, Centrica

2.45pm #PropTechDen 

  • Live pitching for PropTech Start Ups


Christopher Walkey, Founder, Estate Agent Networking Ltd

4.10pm Close of Conference