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The Night-time Economy PechaKucha

Following the appointment of London’s first night-time czar, Amy Lamé – whose been tasked with turning London into a 24 hour city – we’re going to be holding an event to consider how a diverse nightlife can be fostered in central London whilst also ensuring key development opportunities are able to progress.

Friday 26 May 2017

Last night London’s construction professionals gathered for a Buro Four hosted PechaKucha on ‘The Night-time Economy’. A PechaKucha is a presentation method where speakers present 20 slides which are shown for 20 seconds each (6 minutes and 40 seconds in total). The format keeps presentations concise, fast-paced, informal and fun!


Speakers and topics included:

• Martin Smith, Senior Project Manager at Buro Four

Topic: The opportunity of the night-time economy for developers.

• Joanna Down, Commercial & Communications Director at The Old Vic

Topic: How the night tube has impacted upon their programming schedule and business plan.

• Tim Foster, Partner at Foster Wilson Architects

Topic: Theatre supply and demand, latest trends including Section 106 Theatres and example projects.

• J-J Lorraine, Co-Founder at Morrow + Lorraine Architects

Topic: Use Classes Not Fit for Purpose

• Eddie Berg, Chief Executive at Rich Mix

Topic: The relationship between late night licenced premises Vs residents The evening was a great success and with positive feedback from attendees.


In addition We are Ravenous catered the event serving nachos and tacos to be washed down by prosecco or a cool beer in the hot weather.

The topic about the Night Time Economy and how we could all help promote this was especially relevant to some of our key projects, such as the Museum of London and our Theatre sector, such as the Victoria Palace, all of which are looking at this as an opportunity to extend into” Richard Young, Director at Buro Four.


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