Retrofit: Making the most of what we’ve got

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Find out how teams are retrofitting buildings in London despite the challenges faced by the built environment sector.

In our Making the Most of... series, we’re asking questions and exploring innovative solutions by a sector that is facing tough pressures.

Join our panel of leaders from the public and private sectors who all have compelling ideas to speed up retrofit activities, which they’re keen to share. We’ll discuss topics such as: 

  • Retrofitting buildings to meet changing office and housing demands 
  • Deep carbon retrofits that save money and carbon emissions 
  • Community involvement in enabling retrofit at neighbourhood scale 
  • Learnings from complex retrofit programmes 
  • Demolition vs retrofit what is the best option 
  • Investment portfolios and sustainability criteria 

Delegates can expect to learn new insights on the topic and take-away practical ideas for their own work. We will ensure there is a strong interactive element so attendees can share and learn from each other on this crucial agenda.

As always there will be ample networking opportunities to connect with peers and colleagues at this cross-disciplinary event. 

Thanks to our sponsors Arup, Montagu Evans, Mount Anvil and Potter Raper for making this event possible. 

When: 25 January 2024, 8:30 to 11am
Where/Format: Face-to-face, London EC3A

Confirmed Speakers 

  • Matthew Essex, Executive Director of Place, RB Kingston
  • Simon Rogers, Partner, Montagu Evans
  • Amandeep Singh Kalra, Associate Director, Be First 
  • Jo Spencer, Senior Structural Engineer, Arup


This event is free to attend thanks to our supporters, but places are limited and registration is essential.

  1. Click 'Register now' and fill out the form.
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25th January 2024 from  8:30 AM to 11:00 AM