Investment opportunities showcased at summit

Waltham Forest’s Investors’ Summit in central London on 24 January stimulated discussions on future priorities for the borough, as the Council seeks to build on being the first ever London Borough of Culture in 2019.

A select group of more than 50 of the Council's development partners came to New London Architecture's The Building Centre to hear about opportunities for future involvement in a significant and ambitious investment plan for the coming months and years.

Keynote speakers from Legal & General and Countryside drew on their experiences of working with the Council and demonstrated successful delivery across the borough through a range of regeneration projects. This was followed by a lively panel discussion on how the Council and its partners can continue to deliver for Waltham Forest in partnership.

The Council presented its future delivery programme, which looks to build on the success in providing homes, jobs, infrastructure and cultural facilities for local residents - and introduced the new Economic Growth team, which draws on a significant amount of industry knowledge, experience and know-how.

Guest speaking spots included:

  • Dan Batterton at Legal & General
  • Robert Wilkinson at Countryside
  • Sara Deakin at BlackRock
  • Greg Hill at Hill Group
  • Tricia Patel at Pollard Thomas Edwards
  • James Silverthorne at Taylor Wimpey 

To find out more about developments in the borough, visit our Projects page.

See below for a selection of photos from the event

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Top row L-R

  1. Waltham Forest Council's Chief Executive, Martin Esom, with the local authority's most recent award - The President's Special Award for Planning Achievement.
  2. Cllr Simon Miller, Lead Member for Economic Growth and Housing Development, sets out the local authority's political vision.
  3. Stewart Murray, Strategic Director for Economic Growth,  introduces the new Economic Growth team at the summit.

Middle row L-R

  1. Keynote speaker Dan Batterton, Head of Build to Rent at Legal and General, draws on his experiences in working with Waltham Forest, as the first residents move into the Blackhorse Mills development.
  2. With Countryside selected as developer for phase two of the Town Hall, Robert Wilkinson, Managing Director, Partnerships (East London), sets out his Waltham Forest vision
  3. Panel discussion, featuring Sara Deakin,Blackrock; Greg Hill, Hill Group UK; Tricia Patel, Pollard Thomas Edwards and James Silverthorne, Taylor Wimpey.

Bottom row L-R

  1. Delegates networking.
  2. Delegates networking.
  3. A packed audience at The Building Centre for Waltham Forest's Investors' Summit.

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Waltham Forest Council's new Economic Growth team.