London’s knowledge clusters seminar

04 Dec 2018

Over 130 WPA and CPA members attended our London’s Knowledge Cluster’s seminar on Tuesday morning.

Hosted at The Francis Crick Institute in King’s Cross, the breakfast seminar was an opportunity for members to explore in depth the findings of our ‘London’s Knowledge Clusters’ research (read it here).

The report’s author, Jack Sallabank (Founder of Future Places Studio) began the seminar with a presentation on the report’s key finding’s before a panel of experts discussed the growing role of life sciences and associated ‘knowledge’ industries in the London economy, its impact on the property industry and how to curate places that nurture knowledge clusters.

Panel speakers included:

• Kat Hanna, Associate Director (Urban Change – London Markets) at Cushman & Wakefield (moderator)
• John Anderson, Director of Financial Strategy at Imperial College London
• Sven Bunn, Life Science Advisor at Whitechapel Development
• David Green, Principal at Perkins+Will
• David Joyce, Head of Placeshaping at London Borough of Camden
• Juliette Morgan, Head of Campus (Regent’s Place) at British Land

The Crick is the largest biomedical laboratory in Europe. Opened in 2016 in the heart of Camden’s Knowledge Quarter, the 8,500 sq ft building supports the work of 1,250 scientists.