On 25 June, MYO hosted WPA’s ‘The Future is Flexible’ seminar. The breakfast event, which was at full capacity, explored use-class flexibility and discussed how a more innovative use of buildings will be key to ensuring that the West End remains a leading commercial district on the global stage.
Great to have had such a strong turnout at Myo this morning and enjoyed the debate on flexibility across retail, offices and the planning context…. thanks @DransfieldL @EstatesGazette for chairing the discussion https://t.co/FyXvwHcAos
— Oli Knight (@KnightOli) 25 June 2019
Simon Brown, Director at CBRE, opened the breakfast briefing with a presentation explaining the market trend for more flexible and innovative uses in Central London’s office and retail market, as well as common trends in wider UK retail. Download the presentation slides here.
“Manchester has seen the biggest growth in flexible offices in last 24mths” Simon Brown CBRE @TheWPA
— James Taylor (@MJamesBTaylor) 25 June 2019
This was followed by a panel discussion of industry leaders involving:
- Samantha Bain-Mollison, Head of Retail at Shaftesbury PLC
- Louise Dransfield, Senior Reporter at EG (moderator)
- Oliver Knight, Head of MYO at Landsec
- James Wickham, Partner at Gerald Eve