White Collars and Lab Coats: The Workspace London Needs to be a Life Science Superpower

20 Feb 2024 to 20 Feb 2024
8:00 am to 10:00 am

160 members and stakeholders joined us at the iconic Wellcome Collection for a breakfast seminar exploring our recent report: London’s Knowledge Clusters: From Emerging to Maturing. This research report details the emergence of new hubs for science and innovation in the UK capital, and the progress being made in locations such as King’s Cross / Euston and White City as established centres of excellence.

Report author Jack Sallabank (Future Places Studio, Founder) and Lisa Webb (Gerald Eve, Partner & London Property Alliance’s Camden Working Group – Chair) gave presentations on the key findings from our report and how London can improve as an international life science leader.

Our expert panel of speakers from the worlds of policymaking and real estate development discussed London’s role as a life sciences superpower and discussed the changes they would like to see make London a better place to attract, grow and retain the life science innovators of the future.

Our speakers included:

  • Faaiza Lalji, Precis Advisory, Director of Planning & Development
  • Gareth Roberts, CPA Chair & British Land, Head of Development – Science, Innovation & Standalone Projects
  • Abi Taylor, GLA, Principal Policy Officer, Economic Strategy & Innovation
  • Louise Ward, Charles Russell Speechlys, Partner (discussion chair)
  • Peter Ward, King’s College London, Director of Real Estate Development at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

The research sponsors are Charles Russell Speechlys (headline sponsor), British LandDerwent LondonGerald EveHoward de Walden EstateKing’s Cross Central Limited PartnershipLandsecPrecis Advisory and Stanhope/Mitsui Fudosan.

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Jack Sallabank (Founder, Future Places Studio)

Lisa Webb (Gerald Eve, Partner & London Property Alliance’s Camden Working Group – Chair)

Panel – from left to right – Louise Ward (Charles Russell Speechlys), Faaiza Lalji (Precis Advisory), Gareth Roberts (CPA Chair & British Land), Abi Taylor (GLA), Peter Ward (Kings College London)