BCO Conference compares centre V edge
At 11.15am on Thursday 24 May 2012, Lend Lease’s Head of Offices, Kevin Chapman will be leading a seminar on ‘City Development – Centre v Edge’.
This session will explore the challenges facing inner city development and ever changing occupier needs, and whether the core can compete with the new emerging ‘edge of centre’ alternatives?
• Kevin Chapman, Head of Offices, Lend Lease
• Malcolm Smith, Director of Urban Design, Arup
• Mike Hitchmough, Divisional Director, 3DReid
Historic city centres continue to pack themselves with new office buildings growing upwards and outwards. As a result of this high density and the challenges associated with squeezing new into old, we are witnessing an emergence of new urban developments, cities in themselves, nestling adjacent to the historically known centre. The centre is moving outwards.
Is it the restrictions and barriers to development in the traditional core areas that are driving this change or a more fundamental shift in the needs of corporate occupiers? With reference to global examples, both built and emerging, this seminar will debate the issues such as planning constraints, infrastructure funding and occupier trends behind this apparent shift in urban regeneration.