What are the opportunities that development in a post-pandemic landscape bring to Exeter and what are the barriers to be addressed to achieve quality outcomes for the city?
2020 was a year like no other. The pandemic has accelerated many structural changes that were already taking place across our cities. How we live, work and spend our time has changed and that is reflected in the key trends across retail, offices, industrial and housing.
These trends present opportunities and new ways of thinking about how to do things differently to better our economy, communities and the environment.
Liveable Exeter invited four city experts to explore the core elements that will impact the city as we think about recovery from Covid-19 and look towards sustainable growth opportunities in 2021 and beyond.
In this webinar they examine issues that face local authorities, built environment specialists, businesses and the community as a whole and consider how development can respond.
Clodagh Murphy (Liveable Exeter Board Member and Exeter Chamber)
Clodagh Murphy became chairperson of Exeter Chamber's subgroup ExIST (Exeter Initiative for Science & Technology) in February 2019.
Clodagh has a technology background, as managing director of Eclipse Internet for eight years and more recently working as chief operating officer at IT and Cloud service provider Timico Technology Services in the Midlands.
Clodagh is also a member of the Liveable Exeter Place Board representing Exeter’s businesses.
Frazer Osment (LDA Design)
Frazer Osment is Chair of LDA Design, an independent consultancy of urban designers, landscape architects and planners working together to connect people and place through landscape. Frazer’s early career focussed on landscape planning and his experiences in Melbourne, Australia where urban transformation saw a sleepy city turn into one of the most vibrant and liveable places in the world shaped his belief in the power of visionary and delivery focussed planning and design.
On his return to the UK, he completed a MPhil, which identified the key barriers to the delivery of sustainable development before joining LDA Design. This led to the concept of creative delivery, now a core LDA Design ethos: the belief that exceptional standards of design and creativity are not incompatible with a commercial and delivery focussed approach.
Georgina Savill - James (Trowers and Hamlin)
Georgina specialises in all areas of residential property including development acquisition, portfolio acquisition work and large scale disposal programmes.
She has been involved in a number of joint venture structures, regeneration projects and LSVT projects. She deals with auction disposal and purchases both tenanted and untenanted and is experienced in all aspects of development from site assembly, acquisition and disposal of units. Georgina works closely with clients to understand their key drivers and offers pragmatic advice tailored to that transaction.
Georgina oversees the south west residential practice in the firms Private Wealth department and works with her team to ensure that a cost effective and bespoke conveyancing service is delivered to its clients.
Tony Fisher (Lambert Smith Hampton)
Tony is National Head of Office Agency for leading commercial property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton. In his time Tony has worked on a number of high profile transactions, letting on 100, 000 sq ft Stockley Business Park and the sales of 400, 000 land registry portfolio raising in excess of £50m for Treasury.
Richard Marsh (Liveable Exeter)
Richard is a Chartered Town Planner with experience of leading nationally significant urban transformation projects. During his tenure as Head of Regeneration at Bristol City Council, Richard brought forth the renewal of the Temple Quarter and Temple Meads station. Richard has also worked in the private sector in development and acquisition roles for two global retailers.
Richard is now the Project Director for the Liveable Exeter programme at Exeter City Council. Liveable will create several new sustainable urban communities within the city; delivering 12,000 new homes, employment space and leisure opportunities.