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Global Placemaking

How Is London Leading The Way?

Event Ended On: Friday March 1 2019

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yoo Capital

Since opening its doors in 1886, Olympia London’s stunning architecture and unique atmosphere has drawn millions of visitors from across the world. Continuing to build on this distinctive heritage, £700 million is being invested to create an extraordinary destination for the creative industries and entrepreneurship. By working with world-renowned design studio Heatherwick Studio and the award winning practice SPPARC architects, Olympia London will be enhanced to include a performing arts centre, cinema, offices, hotels, restaurants and shops to create a new cultural hub for London with more public and green space.

Events Speakers and Panels

People, Places and Economies

What Makes A Place?

Sir Howard Panter

Sir Howard Panter

Co-CEO, Trafalgar Entertainment
Richard Howard

Richard Howard

Head of London leasing, Cushman & Wakefield

The Places of Innovation

How Does It Get Delivered?


Time Activity
7:30 AM
8:30 AM
Breakfast & Networking
8:35 AM
9:15 AM
People, Places and Economies
What Makes A Place?
9:15 AM
9:35 AM
Fostering Placemaking Through Collaboration
An Interview with Grosvenor's Britain & Ireland CEO Craig McWilliam
9:35 AM
9:40 AM
Stretch & Coffee Break
9:40 AM
10:20 AM
The Places of Innovation
How Does It Get Delivered?
10:20 AM
10:45 AM
Post-Panel Networking


Olympia London

Hammersmith Road


W14 8UX

NOTE: All guests should enter through the Central building entrance on Hammersmith Road. Once inside, guests should proceed to the 3rd Floor. 

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Event Summary

Olympia, Wembley, Canada Water, White City, Brixton, International Quater and many other areas are undergoing huge regeneration projects, not only expanding the boundaries of the city center but having creative placemaking at the heart of their transformation. It is no secret that London's population will undergo enormous change over the coming years. Occupational changes, digitalization and an increasingly dense, expensive and busier London will draw the city's citizens and businesses to different pockets of the city.

As competition from foreign investments continues, a profitable regeneration project is

no longer about size, or working and living anymore. Innovation, connectivity, improvement in the public realm and the ability to transform to a changing socio-economic landscape are key to longevity. But how do you get the mix right? What facilitates human interaction, a sense of belonging and community? And as we see large-scale projects and emerging destinations creating new places of innovation, how will traditional areas that can't reap the benefits of an entire district reposition their assets? Can the placemaking

experience be brought to a single building? Join us at Bisnow's Global Placemaking event and learn how your expertise can effectively be used to create long-term value as new projects emerge and old sites reposition.

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1. Placemaking begins with a vision and creative seed. What does it take to turn a concept into a reality?
2. How do you curate and form the identity of a place? What are the genuine pillars that truly make a place?
3. How do we ensure that today’s place is still a special place years from now?
4. What are science and innovation occupiers thinking?  How do they make their commercial decisions? What kind of places do they prefer and how do those places encourage collaboration?
5. How do occupiers define quality of life? Is it flexibility, convenience, green spaces, amenities? How do you strive for the right mix?
6. Is a place of innovation a campus or can it be absorbed into the city? How do you bring development expertise into this trend?