David Height, Mitsui Fudosan's Director of Planning and Engineering, will be speaking at our next Future Cities Forum being held at White City Place, London (pictured above).
Mitsui Fudosan is the developer along with partners Stanhope PLC and the Alberta Investment Management Corporation, behind the outstanding restoration and regeneration of BBC Television Centre into apartments, a new Soho House-run hotel and cinema, restaurants and leisure facilities.
Future Cities Forum 9 will look at the creation of mixed-used new neighbourhoods either from brown field sites or re-purposing existing buildings. We will also look at the integration of logistics and light industrial space into the modern city as technology changes the way that cities operate. The collection of data with regards to transport and how this affects the movement of freight - and last deliveries - as well as our journeys to work and around cities, will be part of our discussions. As in our last forum, the debate on new energies to create cleaner transport is key.
Mitsui Fudosan UK is a London based developer and part of the global group of the same name. The origins of the company date back to 1673 when the Mitsui family opened the Echigo-Ya kimono shop in Tokyo. The work of the firm diversified into a conglomerate and in 1941, the real estate division became Mitsui Fudosan.
Today Mitsui Fudosan is one of Japan's largest listed property companies with global operations spanning three continents and total assets worth around £38 billion. With its architects, Fletcher Priest, Mitsui Fudosan won 'Tall Building of the Year' at the 2017 Architects Journal awards for the light-filled Angel Court close to the Bank of England, Other modern workspace projects include Hanover Square in Mayfair - which now houses leading contemporary art gallery Blain Southern, as well as real estate company, Helical and Blue Mountain Capital.
Image below: Entrance and cafe at Westworks, White City Place