• 20 September 2021

LREF Panel: Retrofit, Refurbish, Renovate: Building a net zero future from the past

The transformation and reuse of existing buildings must now begin to play an increasingly central role if we are to meet net-zero carbon targets for the built environment.

Waterman, Buckley Gray Yeoman, General Projects and Green Finance Institute will shed light on how to embed longevity and future re-use in building designs in an up-coming panel debate on September 29 at the London Real Estate Forum (LREF).

The two-day event brings together the leading players in the UK development sector at London’s Barbican Centre on September 29 and 30 and promises to take a fascinating look at how our industry can work collaboratively with clients and the government to build resilient cities through a range of panels, round tables and networking events.

Waterman’s Managing Director of Structures, Richard Whitehead, will be joined by Climate Resilience Consultant, Terri Wills, who will chair the 2pm session on Wednesday 29 September. The panel will be completed by Rachael Owens, Partner of Buckley Gray Yeoman, Jacob Loftus of General Projects and Emma Harvey, Director of Green Finance Institute. Together, they’ll discuss the retrofit, transformation and reuse of the UK’s existing buildings and the vital role this plays in meeting net-zero carbon targets. Alongside the environmental benefits, they will also highlight the commercial and social returns of retrofit, outline how we can design buildings for both longevity and future re-use, and reveal what investment is needed to make this happen.

Delegates can either attend in person at the Barbican Centre or join virtually. Click here to register.

To find out more about the Resilient Cities event and to see the full speaker line up, click here.

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