Sir Bob Kerslake addresses delivering successful London neighbourhoods

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

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Continuing its successful Evolving London series of events, leading property advisor, Bilfinger GVA is hosting the next in the series, London’s neighbourhoods – delivering a successful approach, on Wednesday 29 June at The Kings Fund, London.

This Evolving London event will focus on housing, considering how London Boroughs can deliver successful neighbourhood renewal programmes, and provide the right affordable housing strategy for residents. With the heightened attention from central government, housing continues to be a keen focus for Borough policy teams and for the Greater London Authority (GLA).

Sir Bob Kerslake, Chair of the London Housing Commission, is keynote speaker, and Professor Greg Clark CBE will moderate the session and will invite questions from the floor.

Sir Bob Kerslake will primarily focus on the impact of the 2016 Housing and Planning Act, which addresses starter homes, pay to stay, and right to buy and high value sales. He will also consider the role of devolved finance and the relationship between this and public sector land ownership, the impact Crossrail 1 and 2 will have on housing, and the implications of the UK’s vote to leave the European Union.

Gerry Hughes, Chief Executive at Bilfinger GVA comments: “I’m delighted that Sir Bob Kerslake has agreed to speak at our Evolving London event and I look forward to hearing his thoughts on how London can deliver more housing, especially following the 2016 Housing and Planning Act and more recently, in the wake of the EU referendum.”

“The rate of growth in London is amazing, however it’s clear that to accommodate this, the geography of the city needs to change, with fringe locations in Zones 2, 3 and 4 able to benefit from this.”

He adds: “Bilfinger GVA is already making a significant contribution to meeting the capital’s development needs, with our teams working on some of the most major projects to be delivered in London during the course of the next 10 years.”

For more information on the event, please see here alternatively, please find us on Twitter @GVAViews and join the conversation using #EvolvingLondon.