DEVELOPING THE BUILD TO RENT SECTOR IN SCOTLAND
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'BUILDING ON MOMENTUM'

ONE-DAY CONFERENCE - THURSDAY 12TH OCTOBER 2017 - EDINBURGH

  • Listen and learn; from Private and Public leaders in the Build to Rent market...

  • Network with the Industries key players and stakeholders; make new contacts and connections


  • Understand the challenges and opportunities in the Build to Rent market in Scotland



WHAT IS THE BUILD TO RENT FORUM SCOTLAND?

The Build to Rent Forum Scotland has been organised by Movers & Shakers and supported by Homes for Scotland and The Scottish Property Federation. This is an authoritative one-day event that brings together private and public sector leaders and key stakeholders to debate and exchange ideas.

“Build to Rent Forum Scotland 2017 - Building on Momentum”

Building on the conferences in 2015 and 2016 and the progress made in the market in the last 12 months, this year’s theme “Building on Momentum” will explore how the market has developed and whether this impetus is sustainable.

We will also look at the impacts of existing / planned legislation and policy, funding and appetite for investment and where Build to Rent fits into the housing plans of Scottish Cities.

“Build to Rent Forum Scotland 2017 - Building on Momentum

Building on the conferences in 2015 and 2016 and the progress made in the market in the last 12 months, this year’s theme “Building on Momentum” will explore how the market has developed and whether this impetus is sustainable.

We will also look at the impacts of existing / planned legislation and policy, funding and appetite for investment and where Build to Rent fits into the housing plans of Scottish Cities.

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This Conference will appeal to key players in Public and Private Sectors involved in Build to Rent in Scotland:

  • Organisations and individuals looking at the emerging Build to Rent marketplace, interested in understanding the market, identifying opportunities, making the right connections
  • Investors, Developers, Pension Funds, Banks, Housing Associations, Government & Local Authorities, Surveyors, Property Lawyers, Consultants and Contractors

A one-day event that will deliver value on multiple levels:

  • Be informed; understand the challenges and opportunities in the Build to Rent market
  • Listen and learn; from Private & Public leaders in Build to Rent
  • Gain valuable insights into the market; latest thinking; best practice and emerging models
  • Network with the Industries key players and stakeholders; make new contacts and connections
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Event Speakers

Chris Lacey

Executive Director - Residential Investment and Advisory

CBRE

Chris is an Executive Director of CBRE and specialises in the financing and joint venture of development projects. With 31 years of experience in property investment/development, his background centres on the domestic and overseas capital markets – both equity and debt sourcing.

Chris heads the Residential Investment and Funding team at CBRE and also sits on the board for CBRE’s Residential and Development businesses.

Chris has significant experience in the investment and development markets. This has included portfolios, companies, single assets, complex site sales / acquisitions, sale contracts, joint venture and new fund agreements and negotiations on finance arrangements with institutions, property companies, private equity investors and banks.

Chris is a market leading advisor and commentator on the UKs residential capital markets arena. He covers and has recently transacted in London, South East and most of the main regional centres.

Gerry More

BTR PRS Champion

Homes for Scotland

Gerry More was appointed in October 2014 to this key strategic role with responsibility for taking forward the recommendations of the Scottish Government supported research work aimed at attracting new sources of investment into specifically designed build-to-rent homes to help expand Scotland’s growing Private Rented Sector (PRS).

A current Board member and former Chair of Homes for Scotland, Gerry has been closely involved in the project since its inception in 2013 having led the Steering Group which commissioned the research undertaken by experts in housing finance from the Cambridge Centre for Housing & Planning Research and LSE London.

His extensive sector and cross-border credentials, gained over the course of a career spanning more than 25 years, means he has the network of contacts and established relationships to make a significant impact in his role.

A qualified chartered accountant by profession, Gerry is also currently consultant and non-executive director to a number of property related companies and funders involved in home building, student accommodation, open space management and timber frame supply. Previous career highlights include Chief Executive Officer at stock market listed residential mezzanine funding provider Wolsey Residential Finance plc and a main Board director at CALA Group.

Jennet Siebrits

Head of Residential Research

CBRE

Jennet has been Head of Residential Research at CBRE since June 2005. She is an experienced housing market economist having held positions at the Council of Mortgage Lenders and Nationwide Building Society.

She oversees all analysis, research and publications. In addition, she has extensive experience of consultancy for clients in a wide range of areas including demand and supply studies, cost benefit analysis and economic impact studies.

Lynn Smith

Head of Development

The EDI Group Ltd

Lynn has worked in commercial property for more than 25 years as both agent and client. She spent her formative years as an office and investment agent for Colliers, Cushman Wakefield and Lambert Smith Hampton before joining Miller Developments to work on their large business space portfolio.

She joined EDI in 2012 to take forward their Fountainbridge scheme and has been actively promoting the transition towards PRS, achieving masterplan consent in December 2014 for a mixed use scheme with over 400 unites of multi-family housing totalling 683,000sqft. She is also overseeing the construction of a 98 bed luxury hotel on Market Street for HMI.

Alastair Carmichael

Head of Real Estate Finance & PRS Lead

GVA Real Estate Finance, Bilfinger GVA

Alastair Carmichael is a real estate finance professional who focuses on the appraisal, structuring, funding and implementation of PRS schemes nationally. Alastair is presently working with a number of developers, investors and government departments to help them establish their PRS platform. In addition to Alastair’s PRS work his background in banking across Europe gives him access to a range of funders and investors, thus he is well placed to arrange finance for any real estate project.

David Jennings

Chairman

Movers & Shakers

David started his career in Construction and Property. In 1990 he jointly founded and was a Joint Managing Director of the Salisbury Consulting Group; he sold his interest in 1995. In 1996 he formed Business Vantage, a business and research consultancy which specialises in property and construction and advises major UK plc’s.

David is the Founder Director and Chairman of Movers & Shakers formed in 1996 the UK’s most successful and popular networking forum.

He is also a Founder Director and shareholder of Stonemartin plc, an AIM listed serviced office business; founded in 1999.

David is Founder Director and shareholder of ResourceFull Ltd formerly Nice4Work Ltd

Nicola Barclay MRTPI

Chief Executive

Homes for Scotland

Becoming Homes for Scotland (HFS) Chief Executive in February 2016, Nicola Barclay has direct responsibility for managing the Executive Team, delivering business strategy and meeting the wide-ranging needs of member companies.

With a career spanning over 20 years in the home building industry and stretching over sales, land acquisition and planning, Nicola is ideally placed to take the organisation forward at what is a pivotal time, not only for the organisation, but also for housing in Scotland in general.

Previously HFS Principal Planning Advisor and Director of Planning before becoming Chief Executive, Nicola’s experience also includes working with Scottish Futures Trust as well as with a number of house builders.

A graduate of Heriot-Watt University, Nicola became a Chartered Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute in 1998 and is an active member of Women in Property.

Nicola currently sits on the Scottish Government’s Joint Housing Policy and Delivery Group, and chairs their Home and Place sub-group. She also sits on the Government’s Financial Innovation Advisory Group, as well as sitting on the CITB Scotland Committee, the NHBC Scottish Committee, and the Consumer Code Advisory Forum.

John Hamilton

Former Chair of SPF & CEO

Winchburgh Developments Ltd

John is a Chartered QS and Development Manager specialising in urban regeneration and large scale housing/mixed use development.

In the early stages of his career he practiced as a surveyor on Glasgow’s urban renewal programme and in the initial development stages of the Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre. In that period he also gained extensive construction experience on the delivery of estates property for the Ministry of Defence and the oil industry.

He later worked for a period of ten years with PM specialists MPM Adams on major mixed use residential, hotel and retail developments throughout the UK, and on the delivery of HCI Clydebank, Europe’s largest private hospital at that time. He subsequently worked for Miller Homes Scotland as Regional Technical Director, initially in Edinburgh and latterly in the Glasgow Region.

Tracey Menzies

Real Estate Partner

Brodies LLP

Tracey has over twenty years’ experience across a full range of real estate disciplines and is also head of Brodies’ Housebuilding group. Brodies’ real estate practice comprises 26 partners, and over 100 lawyers who focus purely on the real estate investment and development market in Scotland. Tracey specialises in commercial and residential land acquisition and development work, with particular focus on development construction and funding. Tracey’s clients include Bancon Group, Mactaggart & Mickel, Andrew’s Homes and Knight Property Group and she has been involved in substantial strategic land and developments across Scotland. She is regularly sought out by house builders and landowners to negotiate and implement complex option arrangements and promotion agreements.

Tracey is listed in the Legal 500 independent legal directory as a lawyer who is commended for her “ability to mix a strong commercial thrust with pragmatism and the personal skills needed to do property deals” and displaying “excellent awareness of the market”. She has proved herself popular with clients for her ability to focus on and explain key issues.

Lynsey Thomson

Team Leader - Financial Innovation Unit

Scottish Government

Lynsey is a Team Leader within Scottish Government’s Financial Innovation Unit which was set up in 2011 to strengthen government’s capacity for creativity and innovation. The Unit leads, supports and enables delivery of new ways of financing and funding housebuilding. Lynsey’s current focus is on supporting the housebuilding industry to attract institutional investment to deliver new rented homes at scale. Prior to this she was directly involved in the development and project-management of the innovative and high-leverage National Housing Trust initiative which successfully delivered mid-market homes across Scotland backed by a government guarantee. With an academic background in land-use planning and regeneration Lynsey has over a decade of experience in the housing sector having previously worked within the planning teams of both Scottish Government’s Housing Investment Division and the former executive agency Communities Scotland.

Dan Batterton

Fund Manager – Build to Rent

Legal & General Investment Management Real Assets

Dan Batterton is Fund Manager for the Build to Rent Fund at LGIM Real Assets and is responsible for the design and execution of fund strategy.

Dan has 19 years’ experience in the property sector and his exceptional understanding of portfolio strategy have been utilised to design L&G’s long-term acquisition and operational strategy for the sector. He leads the 5 strong BTR team at L&G that currently has 900+ homes in construction or planning and is aiming to deliver 1,000 new BTR homes per year from 2019.

Joining Legal & General in February 2007 he was recently Head of Product Development. Previously Dan was an Associate Director at IPD Ltd where he was responsible for the UK portfolio analysis service to a collection of major institutions. He spent 9 years at IPD analysing drivers of historic fund performance and discussing strategies that will influence future returns.

Philip Nell

Fund Director

Hermes Real Estate

Philip is a fund director within the Hermes Real Estate Team, and is responsible for both New Strategic Partnerships and Residential (the Vista Fund). Philip joined Hermes in July 2015, having spent 16 years at Aviva Investors being latterly responsible for their Authorised Real Estate Funds across Europe, and previously undertaking a number of key fund management roles including three of the firms sector-focused funds (shopping centres, retail warehousing and regional offices), segregated funds for corporate and local authority pension fund clients, a balanced shareholder fund and the industrial/distribution assets within the Life Fund. Prior to Aviva Investors, Philip was an investment advisor at Jones Lang LaSalle and a leasing agent with Lambert Smith Hampton.

Philip is a member of the Real Estate Executive at Hermes and its investment committee. He is responsible for the firm’s focus on residential investment solutions for institutional clients (the Vista Fund) and building new strategic partnerships with third party clients.

Philip is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and holds a BSc (Hons) in Estate Management from Oxford Brookes University. He is a member of the Strategic Advisory Board of the Investment Property Forum (having been on it’s Academic Faculty and leading one of the modules of its Investment Education Programme), and a member of the Regulations Committee of the Association of Real Estate Funds.

Kevin Stewart MSP

Minister for Local Government and Housing

Scottish Government

Kevin Stewart was born in Aberdeen in 1968. He attended Summerhill Academy and then worked in retail including in his family’s business. He was elected to serve on Aberdeen City Council in 1999 and remained as a Councillor until 2012. Kevin was leader of the SNP Group from 1999 until his election to Parliament in 2011. When the Council was in a coalition administration from 2007 to 2012 Kevin held a number of posts including Deputy Council Leader, Convener of Finance and chair of NESTRANS. Kevin was first elected to the Scottish Parliament in 2011 as the MSP for Aberdeen Central and returned in 2016. He has been both the Convener and Deputy Convener of the Parliament’s Local Government and Regeneration Committee and was also a member of the Welfare Reform Committee and the Justice sub-committee for Policing.

Robin Blacklock

Planning and Development Director, Scotland

Grosvenor Britain & Ireland

Robin has worked in the Edinburgh property market for nearly 20 years and spent time as an office agent with both CBRE and Savills before joining Grosvenor in 2008 to focus on development opportunities.

His primary responsibility at Grosvenor is the “Springside” development at Fountainbridge in Edinburgh, which is the regeneration of a former brewery site extending to over 9 acres. This has already provided over 200 private residential apartments and 600 bed student residences, and this year secured planning consent for the final phase, based on delivery 400 units into the Build-to-Rent Private Rented Sector (PRS) market. He also has an interest in the role that placemaking and community involvement have in the development process and counts among his successes a mobile community allotment as a ‘meantime-use’ on the future development land at Springside.

Andrew Screen

Senior Director Residential Capital Markets

CBRE

Andrew has over 25 years experience in property finance; he started his career as a quantity surveyor before moving into merchant banking, property development and structured finance and he specialises in creating joint ventures and arranging funding from the UK and international markets. He has close relationships with the banks, private equity, opportunistic and sovereign wealth funds, and secures funding for developers and local authorities/government to fund real estate development and residential projects.

Andrew is currently arranging funding for Private Residential Sector (PRS) development and is advising developers on forward purchase, forward funding and Platform/JV finance. He specialises in structuring and negotiating property transactions including determining the financial viability, funding required, capital stack, returns to investors, IRR and NPV of transactions. He has experience in setting up and funding new residential companies, portfolios, mixed use and funding complex regeneration projects. Andrew speaks regularly at conferences, twitter and linkedin.

Thomas Ashdown

Chief Executive

Citylets

Thomas founded Citylets in 1999 shortly after University as one of the UK’s earliest property portals. Since then he has steered its progression through to its position as Scotland’s certified leading lettings site attracting over 4 million visitors per year. With over 16 years experience at the forefront of the sector, he is one of the original dot-com pioneers and a proptech investor.

Russell Pedley

Director, Shareholder & Co-Founder

Assael

Russell is Co-Founder, Shareholder and a member of the Board of Directors at Assael. Alongside his 30 years of experience as an Architect, he has gained 12 years of experience in urban design and has a strong passion for creating a sense of place, with historical and cultural connections in all of his work. He received a Civic Trust award for his contributions to the built environment on a completed project in Christchurch, Dorset, and his work at Assael has also led to a number of design awards including being the Director responsible for the practice’s winning design for the Leeds Waterside International Architectural Competition organised by the RIBA.

Russell has also led the design and implementation of a number of completed developments in London and has spearheaded the practice’s skills in the design of professionally managed Build to Rent residential schemes in the Private Rented Sector. This has involved analysis and research with institutions and investors in the United States and developing design guides for investment schemes in the emerging UK sector. Following years of research, Assael have successfully received planning consent and are now on site for two Build to Rent schemes in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and an award-winning project in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. More recently, Assael, led by Russell, has submitted a Build to Rent design to the London Borough of Newham for Pontoon Dock on land owned by the GLA and another in Walthamstow for Legal & General. These projects are all purpose-designed for the Private Rented Sector.

Elaine Ballantyne

Senior Manager, Investment and International Relations

City of Edinburgh Council

Elaine is Senior Manager, Investment and International Relations at the City of Edinburgh Council, with responsibility for investor liaison and international affairs.

Within this role, Elaine is responsible for the promotion of the city as an investment destination and her team supports new investors into the city. This includes Invest Edinburgh, http://www.investinedinburgh.com/.

Elaine is an Honours Graduate in French and German, and spent the earlier part of her career as a researcher at the European Policies Research Centre. This included work on European Competition Policy, the accession of new EU member states and regional incentives for foreign investment. She also spent time teaching in Germany and working in the tourism sector in Spain.

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Gillian Lavety

Director

Wheatley Housing Group

Gillian is a Director at Wheatley Housing Group, where she is responsible for the Group’s commercial subsidiaries; YourPlace which provides factoring services to over 30,000 households and Lowther Homes owning and managing over 1400 properties for rent. She also oversees the Group’s corporateestate and Business Growth team.

Prior to joining the Wheatley Group in 2013 she was the Scotland Regional Bid Manager for Wates Construction and previously held senior management roles with Bett Homes and Lovell.

Gillian is a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing and a Board member at Homes for Scotland.

John Quinn

Head of Land and Property Assets

Aberdeen City Council

John works for Aberdeen City Council as Head of Land and Property Assets Services which manages the Council’s 23,000 houses, its public estate, provides facilities management services (cleaning, catering, janitorial and building services) and the capital development programmes of the Council valued at c. £100m per annum. Previously he worked as the Director of one of Scotland’s pathfinder Urban Regeneration Companies in Edinburgh, and as Partnership Manager in the Gorbals area of Glasgow responsible for progressing community planning and regeneration initiatives.

Richard Slipper

Senior Director Planning, Development & Regeneration

GVA James Barr

Richard Slipper has worked in 3 local authorities and he then led on larger projects for a commercial property advisory firm in London and Edinburgh. He joined GVA in 2003 and is Senior Director with the Planning, Development and Regeneration team in Scotland.

Richard has 25 years’ experience in urban planning, working in public authorities and in consultancy. Richard has recently handled residential planning projects totalling more than 5,000 units, including large build to rent elements, retail projects totalling more than 200,000 sq metres and various mixed use, infrastructure and energy projects.

Richard has been a consultant advisor to Scottish Government on infrastructure and development issues and to Historic Scotland and Scottish Futures Trust on redevelopment of sites with heritage challenges.

He has contributed to planning reform debates and retail and town centre issues in Scotland. He has spent 3 years as a business advisory board member for PAS (planning aid) and helped to form the Edinburgh Planning Concordat and sits on the Edinburgh Development Forum.

Richard is a contributor to the Scottish Property Federation and provides advice to Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce Developer Group and he gives occasional urban development lectures at Heriot Watt University.

Alexandra Notay

Director of Product & Service Innovation

Places for People

Alexandra is a strategist, problem-solver and skilled people manager with a global network of board-level relationships and strong 12-year record of successful delivery. In September 2016 Alex joined Places for People having previously operated as an independent advisor to public and private sector organisations providing strategic advice and project leadership. She is an internationally recognised conference speaker, moderator and workshop facilitator. She has led masterplanning, regeneration and PPP consultancy projects in London, Moscow, New York, Istanbul, Barcelona and many other global cities.

Alex is a published author and editor of over 30 books and reports on real estate including the renowned ULI UK Best Practice Guide on Build to Rent (2014 and 2016). Her private consultancy client portfolio between 2011-2016 included Grosvenor, Grainger plc, M&G Real Estate and the Greater London Authority. She also served as UK Policy Director for the Urban Land Institute, of which she remains an active member, serving on the ULI UK Executive Committee and the ULI UK Residential Council.

Allan Watt

Dundee Waterfront Project Director

Dundee City Council

Allan is a Chartered Town Planner and proud to be a Dundonian. He left Carnoustie High school at age 17 and started his first job as a Town Planning Technician with the then City of Dundee District Council where he also gained his Technical Qualifications. He soon went on to study full time at Heriot-Watt University where he gained his Honours Degree in Town and Regional Planning. From 1981 until 1993 he held various posts with Tayside Regional Council including Strategic Planning Officer, Rural Affairs Officer and Transport Planning Officer where he gained Chartered Membership of the Institute of Transport.

He joined Scottish Natural Heritage in 1993 as Regional Planning Officer advising SNH and Magnus Magnusson on key projects such as the new Kincardine Bridge and the proposed new Forth Bridge crossing. Allan then took up post as a Lecturer in Town and Regional Planning at the University of Dundee becoming Director for the Universities Environmental Management Course.

In 1999 Allan commenced a 3 year secondment from Dundee University to COSLA/ Scottish Government, providing key advice to Government Ministers and Senior Civil Servants on a range of rural, area regeneration and social inclusion issues. He also led on the preparation of the Local Government Scotland Act 2003 and associated guidance.

Via the nationally recruited Senior Executive ‘Fast Track’ Programme, Allan was recruited to Scottish Enterprise (SE) in 2002. Where he worked in Glasgow with the SE National Team helping set up Economic Forums across Scotland and then transferred to SE Fife where he became Senior Projects Manager with key involvement in projects such as the Central Fife Economic Recovery Plan, St. Andrews World Class Project and the development of the Edinburgh International Gateway.

From 2007 until August 2010 Allan was Senior Director for Business Infrastructure and Industries with Scottish Enterprise in Tayside. His greatest achievement was in securing £33m of investment by SE in the Dundee Waterfront Project over the next 10 years.

Allan left SE in August 2010 and established his own Consultancy which provides economic development, planning and economic regeneration consultancy services. In November 2010, Allan secured a contract with Dundee City Council to become Dundee Waterfront Project Director which he describes as one of the most exciting and satisfying jobs he could ever have wished for.

Richard Jackson MRICS

Managing Director

Apache Capital Partners

Richard is a qualified chartered surveyor with over 15 years experience in the industry, qualifying and working initially at Cushman & Wakefield before moving onto the investment management side and establishing Apache Capital Partners in 2008.

In March 2008 Richard co-founded Apache Capital Partners Ltd with John Dunkerley. Apache is a private real estate investment management firm and with offices in London and Bahrain, and specialises predominantly in investing capital from the Middle East into the UK property markets. Apache currently manages two Investment Platforms focusing on the alternative sectors including; Social Infrastructure and The Private Rented Sector. The Social Infrastructure platform takes advantage of sectors that were directly or indirectly reliant on government funding and, due to cuts in that government spending, and the general austerity environment, there is the opportunity for private investors to fill this gap.

Since its launch, Apache has successfully concluded transactions in the student accommodation, healthcare and affordable housing sectors. The PRS platform targets prime sites in the major regional cities, developing purpose designed PRS schemes delivered to a high level of amenity, specification and service with the aim of be incoming the PRS building of choice in each city. Apache have secured 8 sites, which will deliver approximately 5,000 apartments and with a value in excess of £1bn. Apache co-invests across the risk spectrum including sites with or without planning permission, developments, investments and operational entities. Apache currently has over £500m AUM with a committed pipeline which with planning with increase the portfolio size to over £1.3bn.

Dr Edward Trevillion

Visiting Professor

Heriot Watt University

I have had experience of both academic and market based research, and have held posts as Head of Real Estate Research and Strategy for Scottish Widows Investment Partnership (SWIP, now part of Aberdeen Asset Management) and Head of Property Research for GVA in Scotland. I am currently eaching and undertaking research at Heriot Watt University with Honorary Professorial status. My research interests include the impact that behaviour has on market trends and developing adaptive models that take account of changing property market structures. I have published in a variety of journals and magazines and am in the process of joint authoring a book on the global financial crisis and its impact on UK property markets. I am a member of the Investment Property Forum’s research steering group and Chair of a Scottish Government Working Party aimed at encouraging institutional investment in the private rented residential sector in Scotland.

Linda Leslie

Team Leader Private Rented Sector Policy

Scottish Government

Linda Leslie is the Team Leader for the Private Rented Sector Policy Team in the Social Justice and Housing Directorate of the Scottish Government. With a career in housing spanning over 30 years, she has experience of frontline service delivery, housing management policy, regulation policy, developing legislation, and housing strategy. In her previous post she worked with partner organisations to develop the Joint Housing Delivery Plan for Scotland and provided the secretariat for the Joint Housing Policy and Delivery Group. Linda is also a Board Member of Kingdom Housing Association.

Chiara Zuccon

Head of PRS

Royal Bank of Scotland

Chiara joined Royal Bank of Scotland in 2007 and led the development of a strategy to support the emergence of the Build to Rent (‘BtR’) sector in the UK which culminated earlier this year with bank’s announcement that it has committed £1bn to this growing sector. She has led the bank’s work on a number of impactful deals including Essential Living’s first BtR scheme which was named Estates Gazette’s 2015 Deal of the Year award for Industry impact. Through her commitment and dedication, Royal Bank has built a market leading BtR financing proposition from which to support its growth into an established and sustainable asset class substantially contributing to the provision of new homes in the UK. Her commitment to deliver value to customers, stakeholders and the wider Real Estate industry was demonstrated through her shortlisting for the 2015 BPF Tomorrow’s Leaders award.

Ewan Anderson

Managing Partner

7N Architects

Ewan is an architect and urban designer with over 25 years of experience who leads the 7N Architects team in Edinburgh as Managing Partner. Prior to founding the practice in 2009 he worked at Foster + Partners for 8 years, principally on the More London and Albion Riverside projects in London and the Quartermile project in Edinburgh which he led as Partner, before establishing Make’s studio in Scotland.

He is currently leading the Design Team on the India Quay project for the EDI Group which is one of the largest Build to Rent/PRS projects in Scotland. 7N have developed the design of the project from the initial community workshops and award winning masterplan through to the purpose designed proposals for Build to Rent/PRS which are currently at detailed planning stage.

The project encapsulates the 7N’s holistic approach to placemaking which also encompasses recent projects ranging from the award winning Phoenix Flowers public realm project in Glasgow to the recently completed masterplan for the University of Glasgow’s West End Campus, the 6M sq.ft. West Edinburgh International Business Gateway project and the Jordanhill development for CALA in Glasgow.

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