There was standing room only at this breakfast seminar exploring the exciting plans to transform the Fleet Street area. Over 100 CPA members attended this event held at Charles Russell Speechlys’ office, in 5 Fleet Place, with impressive views across the City of London.
.@RuthDuston OBE from Primera opens today’s CPA seminar on Re-Inventing #FleetStreet, hosted by @CRS_Lawyers. It’s great to see so many members here this morning pic.twitter.com/reCPsTaBNw
— CPA (@CPA_London) October 4, 2019
Tom Sleigh, Chair of the Property Investment Board at the City of London Corporation gave a speech to the audience, outlining the need to reinvigorate and reinvent Fleet Street to retain some of its unique character. Once an internationally renowned media hub, the area has suffered a loss of identity in recent years. However, with plans for a Fleet Street Partnership to drive regeneration, the area faces an exciting opportunity of investment possibilities.
“There’s a great opportunity to be doing something remarkable with these buildings,” says Alistair Subba Row of @FarebrotherRE on the potential for regeneration of #FleetStreet at this morning’s @CPA_London event pic.twitter.com/hFFEKrBMTi
— Tim Burke (@_tim_burke) October 4, 2019
Alastair Subba Row, Senior Partner at Farebrother, described Fleet Street as the “last piece of the Midtown jigsaw”, emphasising the much needed investment in this historic part of the capital. However, the opening of Crossrail will only serve to encourage and enable this further.
An expert panel, including speakers from the City of London Corporation, Eric Parry Architects and Landsec discussed how Fleet Street is proving to be increasingly recognized as a hub of legal excellence, as the centre of the compass of legal institutions such as Rolls Court, International Court of Justice, Criminal Court and the Royal Court of Justice.
A strong theme that emerged from this discussion was the need to make Fleet Street an attractive place to work and visit. Key audience questions sought to discover the plans to open up the area as a green, clean public space.
I was delighted to open @CPA_London‘s reinventing Fleet Street Seminar this morning! I’m so excited to be part of the team driving regeneration on this iconic street. pic.twitter.com/fAmNs5RoH4
— Ruth Duston OBE, OC (@RuthDuston) October 4, 2019
• Tom Sleigh, Chair of the Property Investment Board at the City of London Corporation (speech)
• David Ainsworth, President of CPA and Chief Executive at CO-RE (moderator)
• Nick Gill, Investment Property Director at the City of London Corporation
• Eric Parry, Founder of Eric Parry Architects
• Alistair Subba Row, Senior Partner at Farebrother
• Madeleine Velupillai, Operations Manager at Landsec