The West London Autumn Property Lunch: West London's Mega Developments
The West London Property Lunch series has been gathering 70+ influencers from the property, construction and planning sector for over a decade. Previous speakers include Sir Edward Lister, James Murray, and Liz Peace.
This edition focuses on major property developments in the seven West London Boroughs. It will explore lessons learned from the last five years to inform the next wave of change.
Pricing (excl. VAT)
Regular Admission £129.0
Vegetarian Lunch £109.0
Member + Vegetarian Lunch: £94.0
National Liberal Club
1 Whitehall Pl, London SW1A 2HE
Max Farrell, Founder & CEO of the LDN Collective
The LDN Collective is a network of built environment experts and creatives fighting to improve people’s lives and the planet’s prospects. Max’s expertise lies in urban planning & strategic communications. He was a Partner at Farrells for 10 years, the internationally renowned architects, before leaving to set up the LDN Collective. He is further chairing the Cultural Co-Location for Creative Estuary and advises multiple organisations such as London National Park City, Urban Design London, the Urban Room Network, the National Arts and Place Consortium, and Wild Streets.
Martin Scholar, Head of Planning at Barratt London
Martin has been Head of Planning at Barratt London for nine years. In that time, he has successfully managed the team which has secured Planning Permission for sites across London including the former Nestle factory at Hayes; Wembley Park station car park; the Kodak factory in Harrow and the National Institute for Medical Research in Mill Hill. Prior to joining Barratt London, Martin worked in different planning roles at Westminster City Council and the Greater London Authority.
James Saunders, Chief Executive Officer at Quintain
James Saunders was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Quintain in October 2019 and since then has led the company through the Pandemic. Starting with just 141 apartments for rent in 2016, James has led the team to reach 3,651 homes under management. Since then, Quintain’s tenth build to rent development has opened at Wembley Park. James was previously Chief Operating Officer of Quintain and has been a main board director since 2017. During his time at Quintain, James has led the repositioning of Wembley Park from an event destination to an exciting new neighbourhood for London. He has created the strategic direction for marketing, communications and place making that has led to dramatic reconsideration of the area, increase in footfall, improvements in press coverage and word-of -mouth, plus new partnerships He has managed key stakeholder and commercial partner relationships with GLA, London Borough of Brent, Wembley Stadium, the FA, AEG and Realm. He was responsible for the renegotiation of agreements with adjacent landowners that unlocked the Wembley Park site from a development and operational perspective.
Vicky Savage, Regional MD of South London, L&Q
Vicky joined L&Q in February 2018 after 10 years at Network Homes with four years as the Exec Development Director, and over 25 years in a range of housing development roles. Under Vicky’s leadership Network Homes saw an unprecedented expansion in development activity and commercial acumen, at its peak delivering 2,000 homes a year and securing a record-breaking 12 high profile industry design awards. At L&Q Vicky is responsible for all growth, sales and in-house construction activity in the south London boroughs, leading a team of 130 staff and is L&Q’s lead Director in the BME London Project.
1:00 – Drinks reception
2:00 – Sit down to lunch and Welcome from Andrew Dakers, CEO, West London Business
2:40 – Panel discussion followed by Q&A
3:25 – Buffet dessert – a chance to circulate and network
4:00 – Depart / Retire to local pub
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