After dark

Can the night-time economy really switch the lights back on for our high streets?
The London mayor has announced plans to create three Night Time Enterprise Zones to help revive the capital’s high streets after 6pm. In the new zones boroughs will work with businesses and local communities to develop ideas to make their high streets more accessible, inclusive and welcoming at night with £500,000 of funding committed by the mayor. Walthamstow has been selected to take part in the pilot. This podcast will investigate what impact a night-time economy across London might have in bringing the high streets back to life. What role could redundant buildings play in this agenda and how can we make sure that an after-dark environment is not a dangerous environment?

Michael Kill

Chief executive, Night Time Industries Association

Ros Morgan

Chief executive, Heart of London Business Authority

Matthew Sims

Chief executive, Croydon Business Improvement District

Melanie Williams

Partner, head of real estate & hospitality sectors, DWF

London life sciences

Delivering on dramatic demand
Demand for life science space in London is outweighing supply – despite intense interest from the real estate community to develop and repurpose swathes of space across the capital. While VC investment in life sciences start-ups may be waning, the lack of available space means there’s still plenty of growth to come in the capital. With several clusters already in place and new ones being established, this podcast will look at where is hot (and not) for life sciences in the capital and where should be, how to accelerate the delivery of space and what investors, developers and landlords really need to know about delivering space for such a tenant.

Sven Bunn

Life sciences programme director, Barts Life Sciences

Matt Fitter

Investor & developer lead UK life sciences, JLL

Ivana Poparic

Head of clusters development, MedCity

James Sheppard

Managing director, UK & Ireland, Kadans Science Partner

UK Cities

Property over politics
While UK politics remains in a state of flux, the need to spread opportunity more evenly and equally across the UK remains vital. Real estate has a very real, powerful, unique and multi-pronged role to play in levelling up the country. In this special EG podcast to launch our UK Cities Investor Guide, we will take a look at the many routes to levelling up where real estate has a key role to play, from providing sustainable environments, creating communities where big brands and smart thinkers want to work, enabling technologies that deliver and establishing the infrastructure that connects every corner of the country.

Deborah Gordon Brown

Partner, Shoosmiths

Kat Martindale

Head of ESG research, Savills

Simon McCabe

Chief executive, Scarborough Group International

Jackie Sadek

Director, Urban Strategy

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