Wednesday 26 September 2012

Meet the VNEB head honchos. Anyone got £299?

First up a reminder that, for free, you can meet Helen Fisher, Programme Director of the Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership at the Vauxhall Society AGM on Thursday 25th October. You may wish to ask how this area is to become as cycling friendly as Amsterdam, when the gyratory is going, and whether the huge costs of building the planned Northern Line Extension will fall disproportionately on Lambeth and impact on the ability to afford things like cycling propersuperhighways and social housing.

But the following day, if you've got £299 + VAT to splash out, you can hear and network with an amazing range of those driving forward this huge regeneration scheme at a New London Architecture event. I'm unlikely to be there at that price but if you're there and get a chance, I'd love to find out how many of these big-wigs arrived at Market Towers by bicycle, how many by car/taxi and how many by public transport.

Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea (VNEB) - home of the new US Embassy, Battersea Power Station and New Covent Garden Market, together with a significant cluster of new tall towers at Vauxhall - is central London’s largest opportunity area. This NLA ‘on location’ event, in association with the GLA, Lambeth and Wandsworth Councils, and the Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership, will bring together the key delivery partners to update on development and planning progress.

Join us for an update on infrastructure plans and investment as well as individual developments. A morning conference on the 20th floor of Market Towers in Vauxhall will be followed by a networking lunch and afternoon walking tours around Battersea and Vauxhall.

Friday 26 October 2012, 09:00-16:00
NLA On Location Conference & Tours
In association with the GLA, Lambeth Council, Wandsworth Council & The Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership
Sponsored by AECOM & Bircham Dyson Bell

Speakers incude:
Sir Edward Lister, Chief of Staff and Deputy Mayor for Planning, GLA
Helen Fisher,
Programme Director, Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership
Cllr Ravi Govinda,
Leader, LB Wandsworth
Seema Manchanda,
Assistant Director of Planning and Environmental Services, LB Wandsworth
Cllr Lib Peck,
Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Strategic Housing, LB Lambeth
Cllr Steve Reed,
Leader, LB Lambeth
Sandra Roebuck,
Programme Manager, Neighbourhood Regeneration, LB Lambeth
Rob Tincknell,
CEO, Battersea Power Station Development Company (BPSDC)
Matthew Townend,
Development Director, St James PLC
Simon Wigzell,
Head of UK Property, CLS Holdings Plc
Alex Williams,
Director, Borough Partnerships, Transport for London
Colin Wilson,
Senior Planning Manager, GLA
Peter Murray,
Chairman, NLA (Chair)

NLA Members are entitled to discounted places at this event.