June 20th 2023
Delivering social Impact; creating communities that thrive
Project Lead, Elephant Park
Angela is Project Lead for Elephant Park, Lendlease’s £2.5 billion regeneration project it is delivering in partnership with Southwark Council. Elephant Park is one of the most significant urban regeneration projects in Europe and, once complete, it will include over 3,000 homes, 50 new retail and leisure units and 50,000 square feet of workspaces, all centred around a new two-acre park.
Angela has been part of the Elephant Park project for four years, previously holding the roles of development director and senior development manager. During her 22 years at Lendlease, she has worked across Australia and the UK on range of projects including IQL Stratford, Overgate Shopping Centre in Dundee and Bluewater, and corporate roles within HR, marketing, and operations.
Managing Director Sustainability and Social Impact
Paul joined Lendlease in February 2015, bringing more than a decade worth of experience of sustainability in the built environment. Paul is responsible shaping the European sustainability strategy and its implementation.
Previously he held the prominent role of CEO at the UK Green Building Council. Paul has also enjoyed senior positions at WWF-UK and was a co-founder of One Planet Living. Paul is Chairman of the Zero Carbon Hub and is a member of the Zero Carbon Homes 2016 Task Force. He is a member of the Green Construction Board and Chair of its Buildings Working Group.
Head of Social Impact
Lucille joined Lendlease in 2019 and brings a wealth of expertise to the role having previously worked in operational & strategic positions within both the Construction and Development areas of the business.
Lucille’s focus now is on leading the delivery of Lendlease’s Social Impact programme in Europe and supporting the delivery of Lendlease’s commitment to the creation of $250m AUD of Social value by 2025.
Lucille’s career has spanned the public, private and third sectors, having held a range of roles including in Social and Economic Development, Responsible Business, Human Resources, Mediation and Youth Engagement Services.
Head of ESG
M&G Real Estate
M&G has recently appointed Laura Jockers as its new Global Head of ESG for Real Estate . Laura will take responsibility for overseeing and delivering sustainability strategies across the firm’s global Real Estate funds. Working collaboratively across teams and regions, she will ensure the funds respond to our investors’ growing ESG requirements and that M&G continues to be at the forefront of sustainability innovation and thinking on a range of topics, including net zero carbon and social impact.
Laura joins from The Howard de Walden Estate which encompasses 92 acres of London’s West End and includes Marylebone High Street – one of London’s prime shopping and leisure locations – and also the world-famous Harley Street Medical Area. As Head of Sustainability, she was responsible for developing the business’s sustainability strategy across its business operations and £4.6bn property assets in London’s Marylebone.
Prior to that, Laura worked as an Associate Director in JLL’s Upstream Sustainability Services Team and as a Global Sustainability and Research Consultant for various departments across JLL’s global business. She has over 15 years’ experience in sustainable real estate and has advised many companies on their sustainable Real Estate strategies including Lendlease, Sonae Sierra, Barclays Bank and AstaZeneca.
Director & Co-Founder
Thomas is a big-picture thinker and masterplanner by nature. He has a wide-angle view on every element of our work and sees connections that might not be immediately obvious. He’s also a great communicator – both in person and on the page – and his TEDx Talk on ‘Architecture’s Ripple Effect’ is the perfect introduction to how we think and work.
This interest in the wider repercussions of architecture goes hand in hand with an interest in sustainability and creating healthy environments. He’s drawn to working on projects where IF_DO can make a positive and far-reaching impact. He was the driving force in making our work at St Teresa’s School so rewarding, both for us and for the school, by involving the students in reshaping their school for the better, and inspiring them with what architecture can do.
Chief Executive Officer
Future of London
Nicola is CEO of Future of London, an independent network supporting housing, planning and regeneration professionals through leadership, research and networks. She leads on strategy, business development and partnerships.
Nicola is passionate about the role of the built environment to improve lives and address inequality. At Design Council and CABE she led national programmes to support the public and private sectors to plan and deliver well designed buildings and spaces.
Nicola is a member of the Mayor’s London Green Spaces Commission and the TCPA Inclusive Planning Sounding Board.
Head of Regeneration Old Kent Road
London Borough of Southwark
Colin is a planner and urban designer with 33 years experience of working in London. Since 2017 he has been the Head of Strategic Development and Old Kent Road Regeneration for the London Borough of Southwark. He is responsible for both the major developments within the borough, including at Canada Water and Elephant and Castle as well as leading on the Old Kent Road regeneration plan. The latter is targeted to deliver 20,000 new homes, 10,000 new jobs and an extension of the London Underground Bakerloo Line, with planning permission granted for 9,500 homes, 1,800 homes currently under construction and 700 completed of which 50% are affordable.
Colin was initially seconded to LB Southwark from the GLA where he was responsible for the Mayors Opportunity Area Planning Frameworks, including those for Vauxhall Nine Elms, White City, Croydon, and the Royal Docks and for strategic planning applications.
John is leading one of London’s largest regeneration programmes in Thamesmead creating 20,000 new homes and is Group Lead for Placemaking. Before joining Peabody in 2016 John held CEO positions at Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation and Milton Keynes Partnership. John is a Chartered Surveyor and has a Master of Arts in Urban Regeneration. He is the Chair of Greatwell Housing Association and a Director of the Creative Land Trust, a charity established to secure affordable workspace for creatives in London.
Head of Real Assets
Legal & General Investment Management
Bill joined Legal & General in 2007 and is responsible for transforming its UK property fund management business into a global-reaching real assets platform. Operating in both the direct investment and lending markets, today it actively invests and manages over £27.2bn AUM across commercial property, private residential, infrastructure, property lending and corporate credit as at 31 December 2017. Since the beginning of 2015, L&G has worked closely with Government’s Regeneration Organisation to identify and invest in critical regeneration projects that support UK growth.
Bill previously held positions at RREEF, the Real Estate Fund Management business of Deutsche Bank and Schroder Property Investment Management. From July 2014 to July 2015, Bill was President of the British Property Federation. He is currently Chair of the Property Industry Alliance (PIA), bringing together the UK’s leading property bodies to give them a stronger collective voice on issues such as policy, research and best practice.
Head of Real Estate Social Impact
The Good Economy
Vivienne King is the Head of Real Estate at The Good Economy. She has over 30 years’ leadership experience in the real estate industry. The former CEO of Revo, the membership organisation for the retail property market during the tumultuous markets of 2020 and CEO of Soho Housing Association, a boutique housing provider in London’s West End, and commercial property investor Soho Ltd. Vivienne was over 20 years in senior management at the Crown Estate with a wide range of transactional, strategy and operating leadership responsibilities including ESG, positioning the Crown in the vanguard of the evolution of ESG in the built environment.Vivienne also co-founded Real Estate Balance, the leading DEI membership organization in real estate.
The second in our series of three-linked London Core Forums - Real Estate & ESG - Environmental | Social | Governance, focuses on the ‘Social’ in ESG.
In partnership with Lendlease, the Forum – ‘Transforming Places: Delivering social impact; creating communities that thrive’, will comprise of a number of powerful sessions; with leaders from across the private and public sectors: presentations and a panel discussion.
There will be tours across Elephant Park, Lendlease’s £2.5 billion regeneration project in Elephant & Castle; with experts on hand to explain and showcase specific social and environmentally sustainable elements of the development.
Following the tours, join us for drinks and canapes at the Rosy Hue, an independent, authentic and neighbourhood pub – built on values, charity and the community. The ideal place for early evening networking, and to spend time enjoying the surroundings at the end of the day.
About Elephant Park:
Lendlease is delivering Elephant Park, a £2.5 billion regeneration project in Elephant & Castle, in partnership with Southwark Council. Once complete, it will include over 3,000 homes, 50 new retail and leisure units and 50,000 square feet of workspaces, all centred around a new two-acre park.
Lendlease is setting new benchmarks for sustainable urban regeneration at Elephant Park, and committed to the project being net-zero-carbon in operation when the outline planning consent was secured in 2013. The project is delivering one of the largest new green spaces in Central London for decades and green infrastructure has been championed through its park and tree strategy, retaining 128 mature plane trees from the original Heygate Estate, and planting a further 1,300. Elephant Park also includes a combined heat and power plant, the Energy Hub, to enable the delivery of net zero-carbon heating and hot water to all the new homes
Elephant Park is being built ‘with’ the local community and the project is delivering inclusive public spaces and creating local opportunity for residents, workers and visitors, in the form of employment, skills and training and community initiatives. It’s aim is to create positive and lasting change.
1.30pm – 2.00pm – Registration and Networking Drinks (at Ministry Venue).
2.00pm – 4.45pm – Core Forum Content Sessions (at Ministry Venue).
5.00pm – 6.00pm – Tours (Elephant Park).
6.00pm – 7.30pm – Networking Evening Drinks & canapes (at the Rosy Hue).
Welcome Keynote & Presentation - Paul King, Managing Director Sustainability and Social Impact, Lendlease Sustainability and Social Impact, Lendlease
Welcome from Host Partner, Lendlease. The role of the ‘S’ in ESG.
Opening up our discussions on how ESG defines future investment models; the challenge of quantifying social value (the ‘S’) and delivering real outcomes, and how a business’ ESG agenda can make a positive impact on staff, profits etc.
Panel 1 –Transforming places - ‘with’ the local community
Working ‘with’ the local community to transform places to a local agenda. What are the challenges? The opportunities? Private & public sector collaboration, best-practice community engagement, a need for planning and regulations that promote social value.
- Angela Brennan - Project Lead, Elephant Park, Lendlease.
- Colin Wilson - Head of Regeneration Old Kent Road, London Borough of Southwark.
- John Lewis, Executive Director - Peabody.
- Thomas Bryans – Director & Co-Founder, IF_DO.
- Nicola Mathers - Chief Executive Officer, Future of London - CHAIR
Panel 2 - Delivering commercial value through social impact
Making ESG investment work. What do the investors want?
How can this obvious win-win for investor and community ACTUALLY be achieved? How can we overcome the challenges of: inconsistent measuring of social value, defining the right indicators in the first place, building stronger partnerships, risk vs reward, sharing of information etc.
- Lucille Watkins-Brazier, Head of Social Impact, LendLease.
- Laura Jockers - Head of ESG, M&G Real Estate.
- Bill Hughes - Head of Real Assets, Legal & General Investment Management.
- Vivienne King - Head of Real Estate Social Impact, The Good Economy.
Conclusion - Movers & Shakers.
A one-hour guided tour – to visit and engage with the key areas of sustainability across Elephant Park!
Theme and talking points: Sustainability, Timber design, Community and Shared space for local people.
The Park and elephant springs
Theme and talking points: Park and tree strategy and Community.
Theme and talking points: Retail strategy and local, independent businesses.
Orchard Gardens, Southwark Heritage Centre and Walworth Library
Theme and talking points: Community, Homes, Social infrastructure, Heritage and Public / private sector partnerships.
Theme and talking points: Sustainability, Low-carbon energy and Mission zero.