Graeme Craig and Gareth Powell on redeveloping the TfL estate.

Wednesday 24th June, 2015 | 18.00-19.00

Studio Egret West
3 Brewhouse Yard

TfL is one of London’s largest landowners. It owns 5,700 acres of land — nine square miles, larger than the entire London Borough of Camden that includes 500 potential development sites.

In an exclusive talk as part of the London Festival of Architecture, TfL will explain why redeveloping its estate has become a priority.

Graeme Craig, TfL’s director of commercial development will talk about the process so far and the selection of sites and commercial partners, what impact redevelopment could have on London’s housing shortage and TfL’s architectural ambitions.

In the second half of the talk, Gareth Powell, director of strategy and service development at TfL, will explain the challenges facing the network, including the need to increase capacity to cope with London’s burgeoning population and the opportunities for good design to help change customer expectations.

The talk will be held at Studio Egret West, commissioned by TfL to write a new “design idiom” for the network covering both new and existing stations.

From Pavement to Platform, an exhibition showcasing London Underground’s new design vision is at SEW until the end of June.


Graeme Craig, Director of Commercial Development, TfL
As the person responsible for commercialising TfL’s assets, Graeme is working across one of the largest and most valuable portfolios in the capital. He recently launched Property Partnerships, which will see a small number of developers working with TfL on 50+ sites with a development potential of over 10 million sq ft.

Gareth Powell, Director of Strategy and Service Development, London Underground and Rail
Gareth has a wide-ranging brief which includes the planning and specification of the organisation’s multi billion pound investment programme, defining the organisation’s strategy, and planning services to ensure they meet the needs of the millions of TfL's customers. His portfolio also includes operational responsibility for London Overground, the Docklands Light Railway, Tramlink and the Emirates Air Line.