London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham Developers’ Summit

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London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham Developers’ Summit

Hammersmith & Fulham - a Borough of Opportunity

On 25 September 2007, the borough kick-started its drive to promote urban renewal with a landmark summit for developers keen to work in partnership with the council on initiatives throughout the borough. 

More than 80 developers, RSLs (registered social landlords) and their advisers joined senior council leaders at the Walt Disney auditorium for a morning summit aimed at stimulating ideas on urban renewal. 

The event looked at new ways to tackle housing problems including availability, planning, and helping people on low incomes onto the property ladder. It focussed on major regeneration opportunities in White City and Shepherds Bush, North Fulham and central Hammersmith as well as other sites across the borough.  At the same time it provided an overview of how the council’s changing policies to planning would help bring forward new development.

Councillor Stephen Greenhalgh opened the summit with a speech about the merits of investing in the borough and the council’s new direction in working co-operatively with developers. Other speakers included Michael Gutman, Managing Director of Westfield for UK and Europe, who are developing the £1.6 billion Westfield London shopping and leisure development in Shepherds Bush, and Jim Ward, Director of Research at international consultancy, Savills, who joined the Leader of H&F and Nigel Pallace, the council’s Director of Environment.

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Key information about the summit is available on the following links.

H&F: Open for Business video:
» Watch the video on YouTube (opens new window)

Brochure:
Brochure (pdf 1.1MB) outlining the the key themes of the summit, background information and regeneration opportunities in the borough.

Area specific regeneration profiles:
Three brief one page documents highlighting regeneration opportunities in specific key areas of the borough.

 W12 Regeneration Profile (pdf 420KB)

 Fulham Regeneration Profile (pdf 300KB)

 Hammersmith Regeneration Profile (pdf 300KB)

Speakers’ notes:
Details of the speakers at the Developers' Summit and downloadable copies of their presentations.

Councillor Stephen Greenhalgh 
Leader 
London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham 
Presentation: Open for business - regeneration in Hammersmith & Fulham (pdf 16KB)

Jim Ward 
Director-Research
Savills 
Presentation: Developing to meet residential demand In Hammersmith & Fulham (pdf 450KB)

Nigel Pallace
Director of Environment 
London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham 
Presentation: Planning and places: a close-up view of changing planning policies and the targets and opportunities for regeneration (pdf 500KB)
The LBHF is currently preparing its Local Development Framework to facilitate its new planning and regeneration goals.

Michael Gutman 
Managing Director UK/Europe
Westfield
Website: http://www.westfield.com/london

Photo gallery:
View photographs of the event.

Update on council planning policies:
Update on UDP policies (pdf 16KB).

Contacts:
A core team of councillors and H&F council officers are available to discuss regeneration and development opportunities in the borough. 

For further information about the summit or development and regeneration opportunities, please contact Lyn Garner, Assistant Director Housing and Regeneration.
Tel: 020 8753 1313
Email: Lyn.Garner@lbhf.gov.uk

The London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham would like to sincerely thank the Walt Disney Corporation for providing the use of their facilities and staff, and for helping to make this event such a success.

Page last updated: 18/10/2008