Maximising Crossrail: Is collaboration the catalyst?

Research seminars are a vital component to Future of London’s projects, including our current programme on maximising the regeneration potential around Crossrail stations. Our first seminar for this project focused on practitioners’ experience and insight in receiving Crossrail across the Capital so far. Amongst other issues and opportunities, a common thread put forward by many seminar participants was a need for greater knowledge-sharing and coordination, from policy alignment through to private sector engagement.

The second research seminar, on Tuesday, February 25th, 15.00 to 17.30, builds on this by focusing on collaboration, identified consistently as one of the chief requirements – or missing ingredients – in delivering Crossrail-related regeneration and development.

Construction at Bond Street

After a brief programme update from Future of London, we’ll be joined by pan-London stakeholders to hear what they are already doing to maximise Crossrail opportunities, and to learn what further potential they see in delivering around the scheme. Speakers will include:

  • Martin Scholar, Strategic Planning Manager, Greater London Authority
  • Colin Mann, Head of Borough Engagement, Transport for London

These initial context and ‘call-to-action’ talks will serve as a jumping-off point for a facilitated discussion with the panellists and audience. In this discussion, we’ll invite attendees’ responses to the following questions:

  • In your view, what types of collaboration would help deliver regeneration and development around Crossrail stations?
  • What are the biggest challenges or information gaps in collaborating?
  • How can these barriers be overcome?

This event is kindly hosted by Arup, located at 13 Fitzroy Street, London, W1T 4BQ: The nearest station is Goodge Street (Northern Line).

Registration is required, and space is limited. To register your interest in attending, please email We will confirm if you have secured a spot.

If you are unable to attend but would like to contribute, please contact us.

This research programme is sponsored by:

Crossrail sponsors