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UK Life Sciences Real Estate Annual Conference

Tue Mar 08, 2022

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UK Life Sciences Real Estate Annual Conference

In-Person Event: Capitalising On This Booming Asset Class

Tue March 8 2022 @ 8:00 AM GMT


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Headline Presenting Partner


Longfellow Real Estate Partners is a life science-focused, long-term real estate investor, developer, and operator with offices in Boston, Massachusetts; Durham/RTP, North Carolina; San Francisco, California; San Diego, California; New York City, and London. Longfellow and its 150-strong team serves the unique demands of science and innovation users, focusing on the most innovative research-led locations. We acquire, design, develop and operate best-in-class facilities in strategic locations; and build long-term relationships with established and emerging life science and technology companies, universities, hospitals, research institutes and our broader communities. Meeting the needs of our partners and creating world-class space for the leading innovators is at the heart of Longfellow’s mission.

Event Host

Events Raw Space

White City Place

White City Place is West London’s creative campus. From global business leaders to cultural institutions, this is a community where innovative organisations thrive. With energetic shared spaces, lively restaurants and tree-lined avenues, this is a place built for collaboration.

White City Place comprises three existing buildings that have been refurbished and repositioned into modern working environments: WestWorks, MediaWorks and the Garden House. Planning permission has been granted for an additional three new office buildings: Gateway West, Gateway Central and Gateway East on the site of the former BBC Media Village. The three new buildings will provide 1,110,809 sq ft of accommodation and together will create some 8,000 new jobs in White City.

The campus has become a busy new centre for the creative and technology sectors, hosting over 3,000 staff from the BBC, research and teaching facilities for RCA, the fashion occupiers YOOX Net a Porter and Li & Fung, creative co-working Huckletree, Jellycat London, Arts Alliance Media and ITV Studios. Health and life science occupiers include Novartis, Autolus, Synthace, Gamma Delta, Engitix, Adaptate Biotherapeutics and My Personal Therapeutics.


We have experienced the enthusiasm of returning to live in-person events this year, having safely and successfully hosted more than 17,000 executives to date globally. While we are thrilled to convene together to propel growth within CRE, COVID-19 remains a worldwide concern and Bisnow is committed to practicing safe protocols at our events. 

  • We request that all our guests are either double vaccinated against COVID-19 or take a lateral flow test (within 24 hours) before attending the event (do not attend if positive).
  • Contact tracing procedures will be employed for any reported exposure.
  • Enhanced sanitisation protocols will be adhered to throughout the event space including regularly disinfecting surfaces throughout the event and hand sanitiser provided to all attendees.


Thank you for your continued support for Bisnow's event programme, we look forward to hosting you soon to do what we do best: network, connect, and engage to do more business.

Speakers and Panels

Life Sciences Under The Microscope: Understanding Manufacturing and R&D

Presented by JLL

Sage Revell

Sage Revell

Counsel, Brown Rudnick

The Influence Of Connectivity: Delivering Next-Gen Labs to Accommodate Future Demand and Heighten Productivity

Presented by HDR

Dr Barbara Ghinelli

Dr Barbara Ghinelli

Director, Clusters, Harwell Campus
Natalie Harmony

Natalie Harmony

Facilities Programme Manager, Achilles Therapeutics UK Limited
Anna Stamp

Anna Stamp

Programme Director, Edinburgh BioQuarter

Construction & Development: Delivering Net Zero Life Science Workspace

Presented by Mace

Conor Storkey

Conor Storkey

Head of Sustainability, Mace
Richard Walder

Richard Walder

Science and Technology Sector Director, Buro Happold

Creating an Innovation District

Presented by Stanhope

Jenny Hammarlund

Jenny Hammarlund

Managing Director, Head of Europe, Cadillac Fairview
Cllr Stephen Cowan

Cllr Stephen Cowan

Leader, London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham

The Occupier

Presented By Bruntwood SciTech

Kath Mackay

Kath Mackay

Director of Life Sciences, Bruntwood SciTech

Why This Matters

Science is changing the world. According to the Department for International Trade, more than 5,600 life sciences businesses already operate in the UK — and that number is still rising fast. With the government pledging support through its Life Sciences Investment Programme, and £9.5bn invested by companies into the sector in the last two years, a growing demand for life sciences workspace is currently outstripping supply.


This specialised asset class is attracting interest from an array of developers and investors looking to diversify their UK portfolios, transform empty commercial space and deploy capital in this growing sector. To be successful requires strategic vision and deep knowledge coupled with the expertise to construct and provide the infrastructure in which life sciences companies can locate and flourish, without breaking the bank in one of the most capital intensive real estate sectors.


Join us for Bisnow’s full-day UK Life Sciences Real Estate Annual Conference as we bring together leaders in this sector to uncover what is driving investors to sit up and take note, and how to capitalise on this by creating and operating financially sustainable buildings. We’ll be covering:

  • Investing In Innovation
  • Understanding The Life Science Tenant Experience
  • Net Zero Life Science Workspace
  • Converting Assets Into Lab Space
  • Delivering Next-Gen Labs to Accommodate Future Demand and Heighten Productivity
  • The Key Ingredients To Creating Successful Life Science Innovation Districts


Who Attends: The most influential investors, owners, developers, lenders, agents, occupiers, planners, architects, designers, consultants and advisors currency in, or looking to expand into, this booming asset class.

What Your Ticket Gets You: Your ticket includes five hours of the most up to date, relevant and engaging insight into the trends shaping the life science real estate sector, guided site tours of the Stanhope White City site, access to booths hosted by innovative suppliers to the industry, and three hours of networking opportunities!


Why You Should Attend: Bisnow events bring together the biggest power players in the industry to identify opportunities, build your network, and expand your business. With the largest audience of commercial real estate professionals in the world, no one knows how to help your business more than us.




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White City Place
London W12 7FQ, UK


Time Activity
8:00 AM
8:45 AM
Breakfast & Networking
8:45 AM
8:55 AM
Welcome from Bisnow, Longfellow & Stanhope
8:55 AM
9:35 AM
Adaptive Reuse: Repurposing Assets To Support Science Presented By Arup
What makes an existing building a good candidate for life science repositioning?
What are the key barriers to repurposing existing assets?
How long can the process take to ensure the space is ready for the occupier?
9:40 AM
9:50 AM
Presentation By Hawkins/Brown
9:55 AM
10:35 PM
Construction & Development: Delivering Net Zero Life Science Workspace Presented By Mace
What are the challenges to deliver a net zero lab space, and how can these be overcome?
Are there any types of labs that are especially well suited (or not) for net zero adaptations?
How should a lab management team budget for a net zero project?
10:35 AM
10:55 AM
Stretch Break & Networking
11:00 AM
11:40 AM
Life Sciences Under The Microscope: Understanding manufacturing and R&D Presented By JLL
What role does manufacturing play in the supply chain of the Life Science sector?
Who currently owns life science manufacturing assets?
What do investors and developers need to consider when delivering this type of space?
11:45 AM
12:45 PM
Tours Powered By Stanhope
12:45 PM
1:30 PM
Lunch O'Clock
1:30 PM
2:15 PM
Life Science Occupier Ecosystem Presented By Longfellow
2:15 PM
2:25 PM
Presentation By Bidwells
2:30 PM
3:10 PM
Occupier Demands Presented By Bruntwood SciTech
3:15 PM
3:30 PM
Stretch Break & Networking
3:40 PM
4:20 PM
Creating An Innovation District Presented By Stanhope
Curating occupier mix – encouraging a sector and scale of business mix
Neighbourhood stakeholder collaboration from planning to implementation
Asset management and enlivenment – creating energy and interest on site and beyond
Building long term flexibility into the operating model
4:20 PM
5:00 PM
The Influence Of Connectivity: Delivering Next-Gen Labs to Accommodate Future Demand & Heighten Productivity Presented By HDR
Wet lab vs dry lab building optimisation strategies: Who are the tenants/users? What are the demand drivers, design & development; build strategies?
Has automation increased operations over the past decade?
What further impact will this have on laboratory and R&D space
5:00 PM
5:15 PM
Closing Keynote
5:15 PM
6:00 PM
Post Panel Networking