On the 12th February the South Bank BID attended a major conference concerning the various ramifications of local development in London.
With the huge amount of public and private developments underway across London, Lambeth and Southwark are at the centre of a rapidly changing landscape. As new buildings and homes are constructed, businesses and residents are placed under pressure, and communities are forced to adapt.
In order to help address the huge number of concerns arising from a hitherto unprecedented amount of local development taking place, the Anglican Church organised a consultation event with business and government leaders to discuss how developments such as Battersea Power Station will affect residents and businesses, and consider the possible impact changes have on the city of London as a whole. The meeting was named: ‘Battersea to the Barrier: London’s Creative and Flourishing Waterfront’ and it was held at Lambeth Palace, the residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby (who was in attendance).
Other key participants included:
Sir Edward Lister, Deputy Mayor, Policy and Planning, City Hall
Rob Tincknell, Battersea Power Station Development Company
Sue Foster, OBE Director of Housing, Regeneration and the Environment, Lambeth Council
Dr Noha, Nasser Department of Architecture & Construction, University of Greenwich
Cllr Peter John, OBE Leader of Southwark Council
The Reverend Dr Andrew Davey, Urban Theologian and Parish Priest
Bob Allies OBE, Architect, Allies and Morrison
Mike Hayes CBE, Planning and Development Consultant
Jude Kelly CBE, Artistic Director, Southbank Centre
South Bank Employers’ Group were invited to attend this prestigious gathering as it has been at the centre of changes affecting both Lambeth and Southwark for the past 25 years. Alongside the South Bank BID, SBEG actively works with major businesses to make the area a better, more vibrant place for all.