Policy Forum for London

Infrastructure in London and the South East - planning, investment and future-proofing

Morning, Thursday, 6th February 2020

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This conference will discuss the priorities for developing major infrastructure projects across London and the wider South East.


We expect discussion on:


  • Expanding capacity;
  • Addressing planning challenges;  and
  • Ensuring infrastructure is fit for long-term use and population growth.

There will be keynote contributions from: Jeremy Skinner, Greater London Authority; Alex Williams, Transport for London; Julie Davis, Crossrail; Gordon Adams, Battersea Power Station Development Company; John Morrison, BAM Nuttall; Rob Gray, Heathrow Airport and Peter Ward, Port of Tilbury London.


The agenda


  • Current infrastructure needs and development going forward;
  • Large-scale projects, and what London needs in the 2020-2024 mayoral term:
    • London’s water system - modernising infrastructure for delivery and waste, managing multi-site completion, and minimising disruption;
    • Port capacity - expansion, digitisation, connectivity, and facilities for business;
    • Large-scale redevelopment projects - and realising potential benefits for housing, commerce and public spaces; and
    • The Elizabeth Line - remaining challenges, and prospects for approving Crossrail 2.
  • Engagement with partners and stakeholders - business cases, project consent, and the potential role of land-value capture;
  • Major projects for the future: development, delivery and ensuring infrastructure capacity is fit for an expanding London:
    • Funding - priorities for London projects, and getting them beyond the approval stage;
    • Housing infrastructure - delivery priorities for London;
    • Lower Thames Crossing - the business case, and wider benefits for London;
    • Airport capacity in the South East - growth, and the physical impact and stakeholder engagement challenges for Heathrow expansion; and
    • Road connectivity - in Central London and working with local authorities to overcome delivery barriers.
  • Expanding transport infrastructure across London.


Keynote Speaker

Alex Williams

Director, City Planning, Transport for London

Keynote Speakers

Peter Ward

Commercial Director, Port of Tilbury London

Tonia Secker

Partner, Head of Affordable Housing, Trowers & Hamlins

Rob Gray

Director - Community & Stakeholder Relations, Heathrow Airport

Susannah Stock

Fund Manager, Aviva Investors

Jeremy Skinner

Assistant Director, Strategy, Intelligence and Analysis, Greater London Authority

Alex Williams

Director, City Planning, Transport for London

Speakers

Peter Ward

Commercial Director, Port of Tilbury London

Tonia Secker

Partner, Head of Affordable Housing, Trowers & Hamlins

Rob Gray

Director - Community & Stakeholder Relations, Heathrow Airport

Gordon Adams

Head, Planning and Public Affairs, Battersea Power Station Development Company

Julie Davis

Land Use Planning Manager, Crossrail

Dr David Lutton

Director, Connectivity and Competitiveness, London First

Mark Baigent

Housing and Regeneration Consultant