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UK-GBC: Ready for the future? What’s next for sustainable housing
10:30 - 11:30
Session
Fund Manager, Legal & General Investment Management
Build to Rent
Chief Executive
UK-GBC
Managing Director
Sustainable Homes
Head of Sustainability
Levitt Bernstein
News Presenter
Channel 4 News
Chairman
Berkeley Group

How should we respond to the housing shortage and make sure new homes are sustainable, affordable, adaptable, and promote healthy lifestyles? Senior industry leaders will discuss how we can respond to these challenges by rethinking existing models and embracing emerging, innovative solutions for investment, design and delivery.

Host: Cathy Newman

Chair: Julie Hirigoyen, Chief Executive, UK-GBC

Panel:

Dan Batterton, Fund Manager, Legal & General Investment Management, Build to Rent
Tony Pidgley CBE, Chairman, Berkeley Group
Bevan Jones, Managing Director, Sustainable Homes
Clare Murray, Head of Sustainability, Levitt Bernstein

 

Homes for all: The best way forward
11:45 - 12:45 The Arena
Session
Urban Designer and former Chief Executive
The Prince’s Foundation
Managing Director
Lovell
Chair
London Housing Commission
News Presenter
Channel 4 News
Head of Housing Research
Levitt Bernstein
Partner, Head of Strategic Research and Insight
Arcadis

Ensuring everyone has a roof over their head at a price they can afford is one of the biggest challenges facing government. Government money for new homes and infrastructure is welcome but what about regenerating run down council estates and building homes for social rent? How do we deliver high quality, sustainable homes that ordinary people can afford? How do we integrate these into existing communities and bring social housing into the mix?

Host: Cathy Newman

Panel:

  • Lord Kerslake Chair, London Housing Commission
  • Hank Dittmar, Urban Designer and former Chief Executive, The Prince’s Foundation
  • Julia Park, Head of Housing Research, Levitt Bernstein
  • Jonathan Goring, Managing Director, Lovell
  • Simon Rawlinson, Partner, Head of Strategic Research and Insight, Arcadis
Is politics stranger than fiction? Michael Portillo on the new world order
13:15 - 14:15 The Arena
Session
News Presenter
Channel 4 News
Journalist, former Member of Parliament, and Cabinet Minister

A former Defence Minister under Margaret Thatcher, Michael Portillo turned to writing and broadcasting since leaving politics in 2005. A regular on TV and radio, his repertoire includes hosting This Week on BBC One, Great British Railway Journeys and The Moral Maze on Radio 4.

Michael Portillo, broadcaster

Infrastructure fit for 2050: balancing the priorities
14:30 - 15:30 The Arena
Session
Executive Director
Major Projects Association
President
Institution of Civil Engineers
Director of Policy and Engagement
National Infrastructure Commission
Chief Executive
BAM Nuttall
News Presenter
Channel 4 News
Director
Vivid Economics / First Natural Capital Committee

The ICE recently carried out its national needs assessment to identify the UK’s infrastructure needs to 2050. The National Infrastructure Commission is working on its national infrastructure assessment to answer similar questions and will publish in summer 2017. This session will debate what the UK’s infrastructure priorities should be with a view to the risks posed by Brexit and the need to ensure infrastructure solutions align with the Climate Change Act.

Host: Cathy Newman

Panel:

  • Adam Cooper, Director of Policy and Engagement, National Infrastructure Commission
  • Professor Tim Broyd, President, ICE
  • Professor Denise Bower, Executive Director, Major Projects Association
  • Robin Smale, Director, Vivid Economics and member of first Natural Capital Committee
  • Steve Fox, Chief Executive, BAM Nuttall
Is the future of construction really offsite?
15:45 - 16:45 The Arena
Session
Head of Design
Lend Lease
News Presenter
Channel 4 News
Partner
Sheppard Robson
Managing Director
Sturgis Carbon Profiling LLP
Founder / RIBA Ambassador on Climate Change
LSA Studio
Group Technical Director
Laing O'Rourke

With 70% of workers on the Battersea Nine Elms site from overseas and Brexit looming it’s clear the industry is heading for a serious skills crunch. We could invest in traditional construction skills as this is still cheaper and more flexible than off-site or take the plunge into factory based production and make it work for the industry. What is the best option and how do we make it work?

Host: Cathy Newman

Panel:

  • Paul Westbury, Group Technical Director, Laing O’Rourke
  • Lynne Sullivan, Member of the Green Construction Board and the GCB Knowledge and Skills Group and Architect, LSA Studio
  • Simon Sturgis, Managing Director, Sturgis Carbon Profiling and new Chair of RIBA Sustainable Futures Group
  • Lucy Homer, Head of Design, Lend Lease
  • Alan Shingler, Partner, Sheppard Robson
The big innovation pitch: A competition with Marks & Spencer
17:00 - 18:00 The Arena
Session
Engineering R&D Manager
M&S Property and Facilities
President
CIBSE
Chief Executive
UK-GBC
Innovation Lead for Infrastructure Systems
Innovate UK
News Presenter
Channel 4 News
Director
AB Group

For the third year running Ecobuild has teamed up with M&S to discover the latest product innovations that could help promote greater sustainability in a retail environment. In this session shortlisted contenders will present their innovations to an expert panel, who will scrutinise them forensically to see which is the strongest candidate. The winning company will have the opportunity to become an M&S supplier.

  • Imogen Cust Engineering R&D Manager, M&S Property and Facilities
  • Dr Rick Holland, Innovation Lead for Infrastructure Systems, Innovate UK
  • Chris Vallis, Director, AB Group
  • John Field, CIBSE President
  • Julie Hirigoyen, CEO, UK Green Building Council