Upcoming Events

  • Tue

    Growing Pains/Growing Up: Planning for Tall Buildings

    8:15 amCentral Hall Westminster, Storey's Gate, London, SW1H 9NH

    Panel: Victoria Lee (Chair) - Design Council; Ian Rae - LB Waltham Forest; Gordon Adams - Battersea Power Station Development Company; Deputy Alastair Moss – City of London

    Tall buildings have become an increasingly significant element in the urban fabric of our major metropolitan regions.  Visitors to London, Manchester and Birmingham are greeted by cities festooned with new buildings which tower over their surrounding hinterlands.

    With many more tall buildings in the pipeline, and many more certain to follow, this event will explore the planning implications for developers, local authorities and communities.

    Our panel brings together an impressive range of expertise, and a number of diverse perspectives.

    Chaired by Victoria Lee of the Design Council, our panellists will discuss how to plan for tall buildings in a manner that meets local need in terms of infrastructure, design and amenity, whilst also addressing local housing and employment demand.


  • Wed

    MIPIM: Planning Futures, Le Grand Reception

    6:00 pmMarquee at Le Grand Hotel, 45 Boulevard de la Croisette, 06400, Cannes

    We are delighted to announce that we will be hosting a reception at MIPIM this year. Join us for drinks and canapes at the Marquee, Le Grand Hotel, Cannes

    For enquiries, or to reserve your place, please email .

    Please note that places are strictly limited and will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.

    Many thanks to our sponsors hgh Consulting and RICS for making this event possible.





  • Mon

    Design for Life

    8:15 amRICS, 12 Great George Street (Parliament Square), London SW1P 3AD

    Panelists TBC

    For some time now, “Design” has been high on the political agenda in terms of both planning and housing.  2019 saw the publication of the National Design Code, and in January of this year the much-anticipated final report of the Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission was released.  With a National Model Design Code due early this year, the focus on design is set to continue.

    This event will explore how this focus on design will shape local planning policy and decision making over the coming years.  Crucially, it will pose the question: “Can these new measures really improve the design quality of new schemes across the country”.

    Our panel of experts will look at how local authorities can work within the new guidelines to increase standards in design, and outline where they feel further work is required to meet the aspiration for higher quality design.

    They will also look to the role of industry and explore the role of consultants, house builders and developers in delivering on the Governments’ current approach.


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