5th Annual (2020)

Transport-Led Development in London and the South East

Wednesday 15 January 2020


Registration and refreshments
Chair’s welcome and opening remarks
Part 1 - Strategies and development plans for the region: identifying growth areas in London and the South East for infrastructure development
Future plans and support for unlocking new areas and regeneration
  • GLA’s current and future transport strategy
  • Using transport to support the development of growth areas
  • Priority areas for large scale growth
  • The London plan and the vision for London over the next 25 years
  • London’s infrastructure plans 2050 progress
Darren Richards
Growth Strategies and Urban Design Manager
Greater London Authority
Delivering a joined up transport strategy for London: TFL’s priority areas for modernisation
  • Plans and priorities for infrastructure development
  • Updates on new stations and overground development
  • Structuring investment – funding methods for new infrastructure in London and future plans
  • Funding pressures on TFL – how is it being tackled whilst investing in new development?
  • Aligning London with the new smart and disruptive transport technology – regulatory and technological challenges
Alex Williams
Director of City Planning
Transport for London
Panel Discussion: Maximising the opportunities to create new housing and transport links to aid regeneration in London and the south east
  • Importance of establishing and maintaining effective collaborative working in order to create forward plans for housing development
  • How best to start community engagement with large development projects
  • What opportunities exist?
  • The importance of public private collaboration to drive forward development – how can it be achieved and who should lead?
  • Innovative methods to raise finance and prioritising funding in specific areas
  • Learning from Crossrail 2 and the Sutton Link Extension
Peter George
Programme Director – Meridian Water
Enfield Council
Dave Widger
Regional Director, Economic Development
Ushma Samani
Real Estate Development Manager
Network Rail Property
Morning refreshments
Part 2 – How to successfully deliver development and overcome challenges facing project delivery
Overcoming the current challenges facing the funding of large transport projects
  • How to secure funding – the role of private investment
  • Measuring the value of projects in order to ensure cost efficiency throughout development
  • How to ensure all stakeholders are all aligned and collaborative
  • How will funding and the different methods of investment evolve in the future?
Panel Discussion: How can large infrastructure projects effectively respond to the zero carbon agenda?
  • The move towards net zero – what are the strategies for existing transport infrastructure?
  • How can we put carbon neutrality at the centre of planning and delivering large scale development projects?
  • Improving air quality through innovative place making
  • What are the implications of reaching zero emissions on all methods of transportation?
Claire Haigh
Greener Journeys
Mark Valleley
Technical Manager
Transport for the South East
Emma Ward
Social Value and Sustainability Manager
VolkerWessels UK
Unlocking additional capacity and connectivity to enable more suburban development
  • Brighton Main Line Project 2 update and timelines
  • Where will the new stations be and how will they reduce congestion?
  • Increasing connectivity in the South East and what this will mean for economic development in the region
  • The route to securing private investment
Networking lunch
The role of building adjacent to live rail infrastructure as transport transformative development
  • The social value of development with significant transport interfaces and why it is needed as a catalyst for community regeneration
  • How the need to leverage joint ventures and long term partnerships is key to meet new needs and improve areas 
  • How can it be done and where?
  • Opportunities and constraints in collaboration with asset protection
Jo Cawdell
Property Development Manager
Transport for London
Steven Lugg
Principal Engineer, Property Engineering Services
Transport for London
Improving surface access to enable better use of airport capacity and aid expansion
  • Current and future plans for surface access improvements
  • The value of rail and road improvements on airport development
  • Maximising airports whilst committing to environmentally sustainable methods
Ciaran Scanlon
Service Director
Luton Council/London Luton Airport Limited (LLAL)
Part 3 – Project Updates: latest insight on project development and future plans
Project Update: Euston Station development - latest plans and update on the project
  • Development plans for Euston station
  • What is the progress on either side of the line
  • What is the future impact on the South East
  • HS2 in a digitally connected world – what will the significance be? How is new technology being incorporated into the development of the station?
  • What opportunities will the station development create in the surrounding area?
Afternoon refreshments
Project Update: The Kenex Tram development
  • Current and future plans
  • Impact on regeneration and connectivity across the region
  • Lessons learned from the success and challenges of the development
  • What is the wider area vision for the future?
Gordon Pratt
Managing Director
Thames Gateway Tramlink
Project Update: The Bakerloo Line extension and its regional significance
  • Updates on the plans and timelines of the project
  • What economic, commercial and connectivity benefits will the project bring to the area?
  • Assessing the importance of collaboration between public and private sector stakeholders
Colin Wilson
Head of Old Kent Road Regeneration Project
Southwark Council
Chairs closing remarks
Close of conference and networking drinks

*All sessions include time for Q & A*

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