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11 October 2017

Our Heritage Property Event

October saw the firm’s Charities Group host a breakfast seminar and discussion session, chaired by Louise Clark and including an array of excellent guest speakers, focussing on the challenges and opportunities presented by the development of heritage property in the era of the smart building. 

Particular highlights included Tim Hyman from Derwent speaking about recent projects at the former Lipton Tea factory in Shoreditch and the White Collar Factory in Old Street and Duncan McCallum from Historic England explaining the challenges presented by the variation in value of regional heritage assets.  There were also thought provoking comments from Mark Tredwell from Grosvenor and Stuart Wilson from WiredScore on the latest in smart home and building technology, including the use of artificial intelligence for the automatic distribution of heat and light.  Keeping to the theme of technological development, the panel discussion was conducted using the latest in audience interaction software with attendees able to direct questions to the panel members via their phones and other handheld devices using the new Slido program. 

The event was very well received and, being linked with the firm’s “The New Real” campaign, underlined our leading role in the development of legal thinking relating to technological advances in the built environment. 

This article was written by Tom Dobson. For more information please get in touch with Tom on +44(0)207 203 5092 or via