Beam Park showcased at NLA Public Private Partnerships event
On 14th September, in partnership with New London Architecture (NLA), we hosted an event at our Beam Park development on public private partnerships that brought together leaders from across the two sectors.
Showcasing the regeneration of Beam Park, our 3,000-home regeneration scheme in Dagenham, the event opened with a panel discussion that was chaired by Victoria Prior, our Managing Director, Corporate Affairs, and joined by Mike Woolliscroft, our Chief Executive, Partnerships South, alongside Jacqueline Esimaje-Heath, Growth Director, L&Q, Cllr Darren Rodwell, Leader of Barking & Dagenham Council, Neil Stubbings, Director of Regeneration in the London Borough of Havering, and William Stewart, Head of Development, Strategic Projects and Property, at the GLA.
The panel discussed how successful partnerships address difficulties, the importance of communication and early community engagement, as well as the underlying need to prioritise social value throughout the lifecycle of a regeneration scheme.
The debate and audience Q&A was followed by a site tour of Beam Park, which is a prime example of how successful collaborations can help to accelerate regeneration and create sustainable neighbourhoods. Our £1bn regeneration is delivering 3,000 homes (with 50% affordable) and plethora of amenities including schools, shops, a medical centre, a railway station and an abundance of green space.
As pioneers of partnership working, we were excited to share our expertise in the sector, and hope that Beam Park can inspire a new wave of partnerships between the public and private sectors to deliver sustainable communities and places that people love.