NHS Property 2017

Wednesday 22nd November

One Great George Street, London SW1P 3AA

2017 is set to become a pivotal year for NHS property professionals. It is a year that will see CHP, NHS Property Services and other as yet unnamed agencies transition into a new single, central property body.

Event Information

Wednesday 22nd November, One Great George Street, London SW1P 3AA

2017 is set to become a pivotal year for NHS property professionals. It is a year that will see CHP, NHS Property Services and other as yet unnamed agencies transition into a new single, central property body.

It is a year that will see the beginning of the implementation of the Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) by each of the 44 geographical ‘footprints’.

It is a year in which pressures upon health and care services are forecast by many observers to reach new heights and crucially, it is the year when the Naylor Report recommendations start to be put into effect.

NHS Property 2017 (the sixth year of the annual event) will provide the perfect opportunity for circa 250 senior NHS personnel who have an interest in and responsibility for property and land, to come together with their peers to hear from the senior level policy makers, strategists and solution providers that the event always attracts.

Conference Agenda

Wednesday 22nd November, One Great George Street, London SW1P 3AA

09:30 – 11:00 Plenary

Conference Chair, Dave Sweeney, Chief Officer, NHS Halton CCG and Director of Transformation, Halton Borough Council

Simon Corben, Director & Head of Profession for Estates & Facilities, NHS Improvement

Nick Atkin, Group Chief Executive, Halton Housing Trust and Vice Chair Board of Directors, Warrington NHS CCG
Why housing needs to be your new best friend
Nick will outline how the housing sector can help both health providers and commissioners to achieve the nirvana of reducing costs whilst also improving the quality of services. Without sharing any spoilers for the content of the session, this is through the development of an increasingly diverse range of housing related solutions, applying the learning from both the Liverpool City Region and also Greater Manchester.

Howard Williams, Partner, Development and Valuation Consultancy, Montagu Evans
How to make the most out of your surplus estate

Graham Spence, Commerical Director, Community Health Partnerships
Infrastructure solutions (Project Phoenix) to support new models of care
This presentation outlines how next generation PPPs (Project Phoenix) can support delivery of an NHS estate with changing models of care.  Accessible, locally-driven and designed to maximise existing estate, will be able to offer an end-to-end solution with the right knowledge, skills and resources at every stage of planning and delivery.

11:00 – 11:30 Refreshments and networking

11:30 – 12:10 Choice of work sessions:

1A Complex NHS disposal: Guest speaker Vanessa Lee, Property & Land Sales Programme Manager for Broadmoor Redevelopment Team
Our panel of speakers will look at how to unlock complex sites and deliver the best value for NHS Trusts, through practical case examples.

Guest speaker Vanessa Lee, will discuss the challenges surrounding the disposal of Broadmoor Hospital and how the Trust is seeking to mitigate risk associated with this site in preparing it for the open market in 2018.

The Broadmoor site is not entirely atypical and many of the site wide issues will resonate with other NHS landowners.

Vanessa Lee, Property & Land Sales Programme Manager, Broadmoor Redevelopment Team
Howard Williams, Partner, Development and Valuation Consultancy, Montagu Evans
Paul Burley, Partner, Planning, Montagu Evans

1B The Estate post-Naylor: opportunities and risks
The Naylor Report makes sense of Carter in relation to the NHS Estate and seeks to support delivery of the Five Year Forward View. This workshop will explore emerging new structures and strategic thinking and how you can make the most of the opportunities.

Anne Crofts, Partner, DAC Beachcroft
Anne Batanero, Partner, DAC Beachcroft
Stan Campbell, Senior Associate, DAC Beachcroft
Andrea Proudlock, Senior Associate, DAC Beachcroft
David Philliskirk, Commercial Director, Essentia Trading


12:20 – 13:00 Choice of work sessions:
2A Primary care premises: the art of lease renewal, rent reviews and developing for the future
This session will be led by John, an expert with over 40 years’ experience in primary care premises and Charles, an Associate Director. We will explore the art of lease renewal combined with asset management (premises improvement), provide an examination of rent reviews – what is currently happening in the market, hurdles and opportunities; and a focus on developing new primary care centres within the strict NHS controls.

John Hearle, Medical Premises Consultant, Aitchison Raffety
Charles Luff, Associate Director, Aitchison Raffety

2B Funding and transactions – the Evolution
Part One: Funding NHS infrastructure in the real Post Article 50 world
Dr Walter Boettcher will share his view of the UK property market’s short-term and long-term prospects and how the changes will influence the future funding of the NHS infrastructure.

Dr Walter Boettcher, Chief Property Economist, Colliers UK

Part Two: The need to future proof – you can only sell it once – innovation in asset transactions
Anthony Shapland will explore the checklist of questions that must be considered when thinking about disposing of surplus land and property in a world where planning, funding and health care are changing.

Anthony Shapland, Head of Development Advisory, Colliers UK


13:00 – 13:45 Lunch and networking

13:40 – 14:25 Afternoon Plenary

Conference Chair, Dave Sweeney, Chief Officer, NHS Halton CCG and Director of Transformation, Halton Borough Council

Cliff Howell, Operational Director, Estates & Facilities, NHS Improvement

Ian Burden, Property Transactions Lead, NHS Improvement

Catherine McClennan, Programme Director, Cheshire & Merseyside Women’s and Children’s Services Partnership
The utilisation of NHS, Housing and community estate to provide a true choice of alternative place of birth

14:35 – 15:15 Choice of work sessions:

3A Review, plan, develop
A three-part presentation examining how to understand, optimise and release the latent value in your estate, aligned to the objectives identified by Sir Robert Naylor.

The release of assets for reinvestment, land for homes, reduced backlog maintenance, improved utilisation of existing premises.

What will you get from this session?

1 Review
A practical methodology for reviewing property portfolios- synthesising data on properties and clinical need with robust challenge on performance in order to categorise assets on the basis of ‘release’ or ‘retain’.

2 Plan
Actions to maximise site value through the planning process, illustrated with case studies on public sector sites.

3 Develop
An award winning approach
Carrowbreck Meadow, Norwich – a residential development scheme of 14 Passivhaus dwellings, to be featured on Channel Four ‘Grand Designs’ on 21st November
In awarding the RTPI national excellence in planning to deliver housing the judges commented: “NPS Group spotted an opportunity for housing in a rural area and systematically engaged with the community to develop the project. We were impressed with the innovative and proactive approach taken and the excellent use of publicly owned land. There is a good proportion of affordable housing on the site.”

The project was delivered by a joint venture development company, all the units are sold and the development has returned over £1m to the public purse.

Melvyn Stone, Estates Director, NPS Property Consultants
Alan Phelps, Strategic Asset Management Consultant, NPS Property Consultants
Andy Scales, Head of Planning Consultancy, NPS Property Consultants


3B The NHS Estate – source of funding for a new estate or a constraint?

Are the hurdles to releasing value from the estate just too high to overcome – continuity of healthcare provision; shortage of internal professional resources; two tier market – south east and the rest of the UK; town planning delays; remediation risk; affordable housing requirements, development programme and market uncertainty.

It is accepted that at health level the NHS is trying to deliver first class services to a range and complexity for which it was not designed. At property level the same is true; the NHS estate is substantial, in parts obsolete but valuable and a source of funding to create a new fit for purpose estate – but this enabling development strategy of releasing value to subsidise new building is too simplistic. This work session looks at some ways in which financial and technical resources can be introduced that will accelerate development without compromising the key objective of continuity of first class service.

Stephen Armitage, Director, Real Estate Advisory, Lambert Smith Hampton


15:15 – 15:45 Refreshments and networking

15:45 – 16:25 Future Health Systems – What is the role for our Hospitals?
Shane Dineen and Karen Bullivant join forces to discuss how global health systems are evolving and what (if any!?) role the hospital might have in the future. Karen has a unique insight into both the US and UK hospital design alongside the possible shape our hospital infrastructure might take in the future, having seen significant changes in the United States.

The pair will discuss some recent case studies both here in the UK and across the pond, analysing the importance of design, not just architectural design but healthcare services design, technology design and commercial/financial design. The key components now required to ensure that hospital care is sustainable and has a viable role for the future.

Most Sustainable Transformation Plans (STP’s) now require an element of new or replacement infrastructure including for example a new community hospital or a health care hub. The difficulties to delivery remain the same and in today’s world, system leaders need to be innovative in design to get a project off the ground. The main objective is the reduction of financial cost burden on the public purse and delivery of fit-for-purpose healthcare. However we can’t just create a modern means to the same end? The solution must be disruptive and drive real change at pace. The pair will discuss what innovation they have witnessed over the past 12 month and what we might expect moving forward, including the advancement of technology.

Discussions will include:

1.    Health system evolution
2.    The current challenges for hospital care
3.    Acute care cost control – learning from the US
4.    Service based asset strategies – technology
5.    Commercial design and reducing the cost burden of the built environment

Shane Dineen, Director, Archus
Karen Bullivant, Vice President, HKS Consulting

16:25 Conference close

Please note agenda, speakers and times may be subject to change

Speakers

Wednesday 22nd November, One Great George Street, London SW1P 3AA

Dave Sweeney

Plenary speakers
Conference Chair: Dave Sweeney, Chief Officer, NHS Halton CCG and Director of Transformation, Halton Borough Council

Dave is one of a few fully integrated Executive Strategic Commissioners that span both the CCG, LA, Community, Vol Sector, Sport and Environment. Dave led early system integration resulting in the pooling of over 42m local statutory provision. Dave has 18 years experience working in NHS and LA transformation/various levels of change management.

Dave is a multi award winning commissioner; more recently awarded UK Social Value Leader 2016. He is passionate about mental wellbeing, social movement and harnessing the power of communities. He is also a world record holder, Dad of two perfect girls, a sport fanatic, guitarist and lead singer in a punk rock band.

Nick Atkin

Nick Atkin, Group Chief Executive, Halton Housing Trust and Vice Chair Board of Directors, Warrington NHS CCG

Nick has driven the transformational change of Halton Housing Trust to enable it to be best placed to meet the future opportunities and challenges the housing sector faces.

Included in the top 25 most influential people in housing, he is a keen advocate of innovation. He uses digital as an enabler to drive fundamental change in how businesses operate.

Nick has introduced a fully flexible/ remote working approach which has driven down operating costs. He has led the move for 90% of Trust customer led transactions to be online self-service by 2018, driven by the introduction of Universal Credit and the ‘Housing Graph of Doom.’

He is Vice Chair of Warrington CCG and is also the housing lead on health and wellbeing across the Liverpool City Region.

He writes regularly for Inside Housing as one of their IH50 columnists and tweets on a regular basis (@nickatkin_hht).

Ian Burden

Ian Burden, Property Transactions Lead, NHS Improvement

Ian has a commercial property background, joining Inventures (subsequently Capita Health) in 2009 supporting a number of providers across the country with property support and advice. During his time with Capita he worked on estate strategies, commercial reviews of NHS estate and property disposals, as well as assisting commissioners and retained estates advisor roles. As the commercial property lead for Capita Health, he worked through solutions and modelling for retail, car park, step down and key worker accommodation projects. After a brief spell as Health Director (South) for Carillion’s Regions & Communities team, Ian joined NHSI in October as Property Transaction Lead.

Simon Corben

Simon Corben, Director & Head of Profession for Estates & Facilities, NHS Improvement

After some 14 years in the private sector, advising the NHS and successfully growing and managing a team of property, clinical planning consultants and analysts, Simon has returned to the Public Sector to head up the Estates and Facilities across the NHS.  The role at NHS Improvement is one that he relishes, building on the good work that Peter Sellars has done with regard to the Carter Implementation Programme, he is keen to now take the team forward to provide the toolkit and expertise to assist the NHS in the next stage of delivering the improvements as set out in the Five Year Forward View next steps document and the Naylor Report.

An accredited Gateway Reviewer and Project Director, Simon understands the need for commercial, innovative and deliverable solutions.  In his new role at NHS Improvement he will be using his skills and experiences to bring fresh ideas and drive to improve the quality and efficiency of Estates and Facilities Management across NHS provider trusts.

Cliff Howell

Cliff Howell, Operational Director for Estates & Facilities, NHS Improvement

After some 36 years working in Estates & Facilities at NHS provider organisations Cliff joined the NHS Improvement Estates & Facilities Efficiency & Productivity Division in September 2017 as Director & Operational Lead. Cliff has a Master’s degree is Construction Project Management and is a Chartered Engineer through IHEEM and an active member of HEFMA in the North West and will be closely working with those two intuitions in several ways including Workforce planning.

As E&F Operational Lead he is responsible for several work streams including the Carter efficiency savings, workforce planning, data accuracy & consistency, compliance, backlog and business continuity.

Cliff joined the NHS at the age of 16 as an apprentice maintenance fitter in Salford and worked his way through the career structure at several Trusts to the position of Deputy Estates Director before joining NHSI. He has worked at a variety of types of provider Trusts with experience right across all NHS E&F disciplines.

He therefore brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with him to NHSI and thought the time was right at probably the peak of his experience to ‘give something back’ and hopes to be able to make a real difference at national level to provide the engagement, support and tools necessary to his E&F colleagues at provider Trusts.

Catherin McClennan

Catherine McClennan, Director, Cheshire & Merseyside Women’s and Children’s Services Partnership

Catherine has worked in Public Sector development and improvement roles for nearly twenty five years. She has held national policy positions, advising governments on improving education and skills, reducing inequalities, and business and community development. She has worked with a wide range of organisations, including NHS and professional health associations. She has managed national innovation and transformation funds and led large scale delivery programmes.

Catherine is now the Programme Director for Cheshire and Merseyside Women’s and Children’s Services Partnership. The partnership brings together 27 organisations to deliver improvements and transformation for maternity, gynaecology, neonatal and paediatric services. Improving experiences, innovation and collaboration are key elements of the programme. The partnership is one of seven Pioneer and Early Adopter sites for the implementation of Better Births. She has a keen personal and professional interest in maternity and children’s services and their impact on women and their families.  She is a working mum, Governor of a local FE College and Chair of their Audit Committee and is currently building her own house.

Graham Spence

Graham Spence, Commercial Director, Community Health Partnerships

Graham joined the NHS with the London Ambulance Service in 1988 as one of the first fully qualified paramedics following a career in HM Forces.

From his ‘on the ground’ emergency medicine expertise which included leadership at the Hatfield disaster through to introducing innovative university education to paramedics such as advanced drug treatments and improved vehicle design, Graham’s military and NHS experience led him to promotions resulting in a role as Divisional Commander and lecturing at a national level.
Recognised for these skills, Graham then joined a primary care trust as part of the Department of Health’s Modernisation Programme and brought his expertise to bear in a number of local health economies as a commissioner for clinical services.

In 2006 Graham joined Community Health Partnerships (known at Partnerships for Health at the time) to run the DH/Department of Trade and Industry sponsored Local Improvement Initiative Programme, which was designed to change the community and primary care estate through the then untried, investment model, LIFT.

Since then Graham’s portfolio has expanded to become national Commercial Director and now as Board Director with responsibility to deliver Project Phoenix.  Graham has served as a public sector director on a large number of public private partnership company boards as well as that at CHP.

Howard Williams

Howard Williams, Partner, Development and Valuation Consultancy, Montagu Evans

Howard specialises in providing development consultancy and agency advice for a Public Sector client base.

Howard’s strengths focuses on helping his clients through complex development scenarios from project inception through to cash in the bank. The aim of his work is often to help make cost savings on aged estate and using his client’s real estate as a business enabler to streamline their operational strategies to help fund new fit for purpose buildings. At the same time he is also involved in helping his clients to enhance the value of disused real estate to secure best value for the Public Purse. Howard therefore is often involved with the development of estate strategies and identifying opportunities which are then prepared and taken to the market. This also means that Howard is often involved with the development of Outline and Full Business Cases which go to the Treasury to justify the rationale on how a project can be delivered.

In addition to the bigger picture strategy work, he is also very focussed on the detail as this where in development scenarios value can be gained. Howard is adept at providing advice on S106 negotiations as well as issues relating restrictive covenants and defects in title which impact on the value of real estate.

Email Howard.Williams@montagu-evans.co.uk or call 020 7866 7603

Work session speakers

Stephen Armitage, Director – Real Estate Advisory, Lambert Smith Hampton

Anne Batanero, Partner, DAC Beachcroft

Dr Walter Boettcher, Research Director and Chief Property Economist, Colliers UK
Dr Walter Boettcher is Research Director and Chief Property Economist of Colliers UK and EMEA Research and is probably best known for his alternative takes on UK property and economics. He is a market spokesperson, presenter and research economist identifying timely research topics and directing research outputs. In the last few years, Walter published Regional Revolution: Building the UK Powerhouses (2014), How long will this bull market last? (2015), The View from the Top (2016), In the Balance (2017), as well as several EU Referendum related pieces. Most recently, Walter published Regional Revolution: the mayoral elections and their impact on commercial property (June 2017) where he describes the theory of the new local combined authorities, the role of the new mayors, and the potential impact on regional development. Walter was educated in the US and UK and completed his PhD at University College London in 1990. He is a member of Society of Property Researchers, the London Property Economics Forum and an active commentator in the UK and European property press. Walter is also an active contributor to Colliers UK’s Healthcare Market Review publications and has over 20 years of experience in the UK and EMEA property sector.

Karen Bullivant, Vice President, HKS Consulting

Paul Burley, Partner, Planning, Montagu Evans
Paul specialises in major mixed-use schemes, technical planning advice, and giving evidence at major public enquiries.

Paul has a strong track record of delivering time pressured planning consents for NHS bodies, including the new Chase Farm Hospital for the Royal Free and Springfield Hospital for South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust. His considerable experience means he’s often asked to appear as an expert witness at major public enquiries covering a wide range of areas including planning, compulsory purchase and transport and works act orders. He has also provided expert advice in relation to compensation proceedings.

Email Paul.Burley@montagu-evans.co.uk or call 020 7866 8602

Stan Campbell, Senior Associate, DAC Beachcroft

Anne Crofts, Partner, DAC Beachcroft

Shane Dineen, Director, Archus

John Hearle, Medical Premises Consultant, Aitchison Raffety
In October 2016 John Hearle, one of the country’s leading experts on surgery premises and primary care medical centres, retired as Chairman and Head of Healthcare at Aitchison Raffety and took up a role as a specialist consultant. 

John has extensive experience in the healthcare industry having worked with many surgeries, medical centres, healthcare investors and funds across the country.  He is recognised for his knowledge of healthcare property and can provide all round advice from medical centre valuations and investment strategy, to Planning and Development proposals for new premises, and centre improvements.

As well as being a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, John was one of the founding members of the Primary Care Premises Forum, and currently acts as a non-executive director for the MedicX Fund.

John is Joint Chairperson of the Primary Care Premises Forum and has been involved with the redevelopment of numerous state of the art surgeries including those at Colne House Watford, the new Stansted Medical Centre, Clapham One in London, the medical centre at Shelley Manor in Bournemouth and the Raynes Park Medical Centre in London.

Charles Luff, Associate Director, Aitchison Raffety
Charles joined Aitchison Raffety’s Healthcare Team in 2016 as an Associate Director and is based in the company’s London office.

His previous healthcare sector experience at NHS Property Services, where as a Principal Property Manager he managed the North Central and East London property management functions, as well as managing other wider projects, including a national outsourcing contract for Business Rates. He has considerable experience within the healthcare industry working with many surgeries, medical centres, healthcare investors and funds across the country.

Charles’s property experience extends over 30 years, primarily in the retail and commercial sectors, in agency and lease consultancy, including over 20 years’ experience in Landlord and Tenant Expert Witness work. He became a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in 1993 and was elected to the RICS panel of Independent Experts in 2009.

Charles is recognised for his knowledge of healthcare property and specialises in providing sound advice on medical centre values and transactions, through to asset management advice in proposals for new premises, centre improvements and alternative use disposals.

Alan Phelps, Strategic Asset Management Consultant, NPS Property Consultants

David Philliskirk, Commercial Director, Essentia Trading

Andrea Proudlock, Senior Associate, DAC Beachcroft

Andy Scales, Head of Planning Consultancy, NPS Property Consultants

Anthony Shapland, Head of Development Advisory, Colliers UK
Anthony has worked in the development arena for over 35 years as both a consultant and as a principal at both Sainsbury’s and Marks & Spencer. He has a wide active knowledge of the development process and has acted as Development Manager for a number of retail and mixed use projects. His agency and consultancy background ensures that projects are fit for purpose, financially viable and deliverable.

Anthony started work for Cluttons where he worked advising a range of clients including the Church and Crown Commissioners. He moved to Sainsbury’s in 2001 to create new mixed use developments within the existing property estate and then to Marks & Spencer where he was responsible for the disposal of two large investment and development portfolios raising over £100 million. He moved to Colliers in 2011 after running his own small development consultancy company.

Since joining Colliers International Anthony has created many bespoke fiscal models to assist a range of clients in improving the viability and delivery of their development projects. He is presently working on a number of projects in the UK and abroad including the redevelopment of St Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey, a major 1,500-unit urban extension in the UK, various town centre regeneration projects and a 1.5 million sq ft mixed retail and leisure project in Baku, Azerbaijan and various retail and residential projects in Tbilisi, Georgia.

Anthony is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors having qualified in 1993 following being awarded a BSc with Distinction from the London South Bank University. He has a varied professional and agency background as both a principal and consultant and has acted for a range of public, corporate and private clients, both in the UK and abroad. His knowledge of the client side enables him to provide strategic advice for a range of major mixed use development projects.

Anthony was a member of the Government sponsored Town Centre Task Force looking at the future of how our town centres will function and how to manage the inevitable change.

Melvyn Stone, Estates Director, NPS Property Consultants

Please note speakers, agenda and times may be subject to change

Exhibitors and Supporters

Title Sponsors

General Sponsors

Aitchison Raffety
Archus
Colliers International
Community Health Partnerships
DAC Beachcroft
GVA
Hill Dickinson
Lambert Smith Hampton
Sponsor NHS Property Services Oct2016
Sponsor NPS Group May2016
Octopus Healthcare
Salix Finance

Hotels

Venue Information

Set in a magnificent Grade II listed, four-domed, Edwardian building the conference centre is very close to the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and St James’s Park.

How to Reach Us

By London Underground
Both Westminster (Exit 6) on the District, Circle and Jubilee lines, and St James’s Park on the District and Circle lines, are just 5 minutes walk away. For more information, visit the Transport for London website.

Walking Directions from Westminster Tube (exit 6)
When you arrive at the top of the stairs you will be on Whitehall. Turn around (as if you were to walk back down the stairs) you are now facing Parliament Square. Walk around to the right onto Great George Street until you come to two sets of traffic lights. Cross over both and continue walking straight down Great George Street for about 1 minute. One Great George Street is the last building on the corner of Great George Street and Storey’s Gate. The building is also the home of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

Disabled Parking
The nearest Blue Badge disabled parking bay is located on Matthew Parker Street (drive down Storey’s Gate to the west of the venue and take the second right). Alternatively, a little further away, there are bays on Old Queen Street and Queen Anne’s Gate. These Blue Badge bays offer free parking for up to 4 hours between 08.30 and 18.30 Mon-Fri and unlimited parking at any other time. Please see Westminster Council‘s website for further information.

By River
A River Bus Service runs every 20 minutes during peak time from Embankment to Woolwich Arsenal; the nearest pier to us is the London Eye.

By Car
The nearest car parks provided by Q-Park are located in Abingdon Street and on the south side of Trafalgar Square. Limited meter parking is also available in and around adjacent streets.

By Bicycle
The nearest TFL bike hire docking station is 0.4miles away on Abby Orchard Street. Click on the Cycle for Hire website and type in our post code SW1P 3AA. If your bike folds our cloak room can hold approximately 5 bikes at one time.

By Rail
London’s mainline stations at Waterloo, Victoria and Charing Cross are minutes away by foot or by Underground. For further information visit the National Rail website.

By Bus
Numerous bus routes pass within a 1-2 minute walk of One Great George Street. Bus routes stopping near Parliament Square include: 3, 11, 12, 24, 53, 87, 88, 148, 159, 211 and 453. For further information visit the Transport for London website.

GPS co-ordinates
Main entrance – 51 30.0822 N and 0 07.7500 W and Princes Mews – 51 30.0420 N and 0 07.7185 W

Congestion Charge
One Great George Street lies within the charging area. For more information, including charges, visit the Transport for London website.

Hotels

There are many hotels near the venue to suit a range of budgets:
http://www.onegreatgeorgestreet.com/about-us/corporate-hotels/

Event Timetable

Wednesday 22nd November, One Great George Street, London SW1P 3AA

08:30 – 09:30 Registration, refreshments and networking

09:30 – 11:00 Plenary session

11:00 – 11:30 Refreshments and networking

11:30 – 12:10 Work sessions

12:20 – 13:00 Work sessions

13:00 – 13:45 Lunch and networking

13:45 – 14:25 Work sessions

14:35 – 15:15 Work sessions

15:15 – 15:45 Refreshments and networking

15:45 – 16:25 Work sessions

16:30 – 16:50 Panel debate, Q&A and Chair’s closing remarks

Please note times, agenda and speakers may be subject to change

Venue & Travel

One Great George Street

Westminster London SW1P 3AA

One Great George Street

Venue Information

Set in a magnificent Grade II listed, four-domed, Edwardian building the conference centre is very close to the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and St James’s Park.

How to Reach Us

By London Underground
Both Westminster (Exit 6) on the District, Circle and Jubilee lines, and St James’s Park on the District and Circle lines, are just 5 minutes walk away. For more information, visit the Transport for London website.

Walking Directions from Westminster Tube (exit 6)
When you arrive at the top of the stairs you will be on Whitehall. Turn around (as if you were to walk back down the stairs) you are now facing Parliament Square. Walk around to the right onto Great George Street until you come to two sets of traffic lights. Cross over both and continue walking straight down Great George Street for about 1 minute. One Great George Street is the last building on the corner of Great George Street and Storey’s Gate. The building is also the home of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

Disabled Parking
The nearest Blue Badge disabled parking bay is located on Matthew Parker Street (drive down Storey’s Gate to the west of the venue and take the second right). Alternatively, a little further away, there are bays on Old Queen Street and Queen Anne’s Gate. These Blue Badge bays offer free parking for up to 4 hours between 08.30 and 18.30 Mon-Fri and unlimited parking at any other time. Please see Westminster Council‘s website for further information.

By River
A River Bus Service runs every 20 minutes during peak time from Embankment to Woolwich Arsenal; the nearest pier to us is the London Eye.

By Car
The nearest car parks provided by Q-Park are located in Abingdon Street and on the south side of Trafalgar Square. Limited meter parking is also available in and around adjacent streets.

By Bicycle
The nearest TFL bike hire docking station is 0.4miles away on Abby Orchard Street. Click on the Cycle for Hire website and type in our post code SW1P 3AA. If your bike folds our cloak room can hold approximately 5 bikes at one time.

By Rail
London’s mainline stations at Waterloo, Victoria and Charing Cross are minutes away by foot or by Underground. For further information visit the National Rail website.

By Bus
Numerous bus routes pass within a 1-2 minute walk of One Great George Street. Bus routes stopping near Parliament Square include: 3, 11, 12, 24, 53, 87, 88, 148, 159, 211 and 453. For further information visit the Transport for London website.

GPS co-ordinates
Main entrance – 51 30.0822 N and 0 07.7500 W and Princes Mews – 51 30.0420 N and 0 07.7185 W

Congestion Charge
One Great George Street lies within the charging area. For more information, including charges, visit the Transport for London website.

Hotels

There are many hotels near the venue to suit a range of budgets:
http://www.onegreatgeorgestreet.com/about-us/corporate-hotels/

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