Stanhope on creating a new neighbourhood at White City
We are very much looking forward to hearing from Stanhope PLC about the development of the former Television Centre in White City, London, into new homes and also the creation of new model work spaces with a restaurant and retail hub next door at White City Place.
The presence of major faculties of two of the world's leading universities - Imperial College London the Royal College of Art - is already making this development look like a blue-print for ideal mixed-use regeneration.
Television Centre originally designed on the figure of a 'question mark' by the BBC's architect Graham Dawbarn has seen many much-loved programmes produced on site. Production still continues today with three studios and supporting offices retained, but with the main part of the building re-developed into flats, hotel, cinema and sports centre.
Some 800 metres away are more television production offices as well as The WestWorks where we will be holding our next Future Cities Forum looking at work space development and how data affects our city planning.
Stanhope's Director, Martyn Chase, will be describing the transformation of this London district at our event. He has over 40 years experience in development, with most of his career spent consulting for Donaldsons then Cushman & Wakefield.
At Stanhope, Martyn is focussed on new town centre development projects mainly in the London area. The changing role of town centres as places to live and work Martyn feels is a major opportunity.
Martyn's non-executive roles have included HCLG (Olympic Park legacy), Revo (Past President), Business in the Community and currently Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge.