Wednesday 6 March 2013 8.36pm
Lend Lease are not mentioned anywhere in the programme.
The 'Elephant and Castle' stand is listed as being supported by two organisations.
NLA (New London Architecture) and GVA. GVA Grimley is a large and established property consultancy.
NLA is an organisation that you may be interested in - see below:
(From the NLA website:)
'NLA is an independent forum for debate about the future shape of the city and a permanent information resource about what's happening in architecture, planning, development and construction across the capital.......bring together politicians, professionals and the public to share knowledge, analyse policy, debate change and identify opportunities.'
(They normally have free booze at events)
'NLA is an independent organisation managed by Pipers Projects Ltd. All funding comes from ticket sales to paid events and membership fees from a wide range of private and public sector organisations with an interest in London's built environment.'
NLA is organising a walking tour in 11 May of SE1, Bankside:
'Taking the Tube from NLA to the Millennium Bridge, we cross the River Thames to Tate Modern. The gallery and the More London development to the east have been catalysts for Bankside’s regeneration. New residential by Rogers Stirk Harbour and office accommodation by Allies and Morrison have transformed a neglected backwater into London’s most dynamic work/live hub. The train lines still criss-cross overhead but the perception of this once undesirable Dickensian backwater is changing with the development of Herzog and de Meuron's angular brick extension to Tate Modern.
I imagine the repeated use of 'neglected backater' etc. may grate slightly, although I am interpreting 'Dickensian' in a much more positive vein.
Finally, some info on our guide:
Before guiding.... worked in the City as a broker and before that was a foreign correspondent in Tokyo and London specialising in Japan and financial markets