We are delighted to welcome Paula Carney, Director, Planning at WYG to speak at our 10th October Future Cities Forum.
Paula has 28 years of private sector planning consultancy experience, working on schemes predominantly in London and the South of England. Over the past 15 years, she has been involved in project management of large scale major regeneration schemes and managing large consultancy teams, She has significant experience working with private sector clients to establish effective working relationships with public sector authorities and key stakeholders.
WYG has a specialist sport and leisure planning consultancy which works extensively with local authorities, Sport England, governing bodies of sport, education establishments and with private sector partners to deliver strategic planning solutions and are the only sports consultancy to have been accepted by Sport England on its 'Strategic Planning Framework' across all four sports lots, strategic planning, needs assessments, playing pitch strategies and sport specific strategies, reflecting our status as one of the leading deliverers of strategic sport and leisure planning consultancy.
Paula has worked for over ten years on the co-ordinated development of the significant mixed use regeneration scheme adjacent to Wembley Stadium. The scheme aims to deliver over ten million square feet of commercial, residential, leisure and community facilities in a new, cohesive urban neighbourhood.
WYG worked with the developer Quintain, The London Borough of Brent and the GLA, delivering planning permissions for four significant masterplans, 8,000 residential units, the London Designer Outlet, a new Hilton Hotel and the refurbishment of both Wembly Retail Park and the listed Wembley Arena building. The area is now a thriving mixed use residential and business community and an established retail and entertainments venue. Wyg's expertise and collaborative approach in enabling its success has been recognised by commendations from the GLA, the Royal Town Planning Institute and London First.
Following the success of the 2012 Olympic games in the UK and the continued increasing popularity of sport in general the sports leisure market faces continues to grow at a fast rate.