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Industrial communities: effective densification

14 June 2022

18:00 -21:00

How can London efficiently densify? This panel discussion uncovers the opportunities industrial land presents for creating new, resilient, sustainable communities, using the Vaxhaull Nine Elms Battersea opportunity area as a case study for the future of London's densification.

The VNEB has extended the Northern Line, relocated the American Embassy and put a swimming pool in the air. But as we await the final touches of the Battersea Power Station and the last of the overpriced residential buildings, there remains a strategic portion of the VNEB which has evaded attention. Please join us for a spirited panel discussion on Stewarts Lane Rail Depot and the “forgotten corner” of the VNEB.

We will discuss the opportunities presented by forgotten parcels of industrial spaces, such as Stewarts Lane and the role sites like these play in a post pandemic London.

Topics will address:
• The role sites like these play in a post pandemic London
• How the BDTQ/Stewarts Lane can contribute to London’s economic recovery
• How Industrial spaces can forge a new approach to a circular economy
• How communities can contribute in shaping SIL spaces

Speakers will include:
– Neal Shasore (LSA)
– Dennis Austin (daab design) Moderator
– Holly Lewis, (We Made That)
– Steve Smith (Urban Narrative)
– Kevin McGinley (Network Rail)
-Jacob Wilson (BeFirst London)

Event is aimed at architects, developers, students, and those interested in acting for the best result of London's future development



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