The Deputy Mayor for Housing and Lord David Blunkett will be speaking at the Capital West London Growth Summit 2019 at the Lyric Theatre Hammersmith on 29 October.
Contributing to the discussion, geared towards development prospects and growth opportunities in West London, the conference will set the agenda for progress, share the West London vision for the future, highlight the on-going work and showcase successes.
More than 1.8 million people live in one of West London’s dynamic and diverse boroughs. The region has a strong ongoing programme of regeneration across housing and infrastructure. The conference will bring together key stakeholders to highlight the scale of the economic power-house, boasting an economy of £73bn – making the region the second largest economy in the UK, after the city of London. Home to many creative and entrepreneurial businesses along with established cultural, life sciences and knowledge economies, the summit will showcase West London boroughs’ commitment to achieving a unified vision for continued progress. Discussions around key infrastructure improvements, skills and workforce updates along with business development opportunity will set the tone of the overall agenda.
James Murray, who grew up in Ealing, became the Deputy Mayor for Housing in 2016 and oversees the Mayor’s £4.8 billion affordable homes programme, which includes ‘Building Council Homes for Londoners’ – the first-ever City Hall initiative dedicated to building over 10,000 new council homes.
Lord David Blunkett has served as the Education and Employment Secretary, Home Secretary and Secretary of State for Work and Pensions. He is currently Chair of the Heathrow Implementation Steering Group.
Amol Rajan, the BBC’s first ever Media Editor, will chair the event that will also see the launch of the creative manifesto for West London.
Other speakers confirmed include Cllr Julian Bell, Leader, London Borough of Ealing; Patricia Bench, Director, Hammersmith BID; James Bridgewood, Regional Programme Manager – London, One Public Estate; Sue Brown, Executive Director Planning and Development, London First; Cllr Muhammed Butt, Leader, London Borough of Brent; David Francis, Director, West London Alliance; Lloyd Lee, Managing Partner, Yoo Capital; Ian Liddell, Managing Director Planning & Advisory, WSP.
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