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CIHT ADEPT collaboration
22 September 2017
On the 22nd September, Sue Percy and I met up with ADEPT as part of our efforts towards greater collaboration with similar bodies and institutions. ADEPT were represented at the meeting by Pavis Khansari and their new president Simon Neilson as well as Hannah Bertram who is ADEPT's chief operating officer.
Many of you will know that ADEPT has emerged from what used to be known as the County Surveyors' Society. It now has much wider membership and represents Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport.
The meeting confirmed how much the two organisations have in common and it was agreed that, in future, there will be greater collaboration as well as exchange of information.
Did you know…
Thirty years ago the London Docklands were a desolate place. Today we have a mini-city with 16m sq ft of offices and 1m sq ft of shops, employing more than 120,000 people, almost as many as the population of Cambridge and 50% more than the financial centre of Frankfurt.
How was this achieved? In addition to collaboration and political will, it's all about the power of transport!
London Docklands is now connected with the DLR, the Jubilee line, Thameslink, Network Rail's overground network, Crossrail, HS1 and London City airport.
So, if Canary Wharf is the heart of the Docklands, transport constitutes the arteries and veins that link it to the rest of the world.
Source: Sir George Iacobescu, chairman and CEO of Canary Wharf Group.
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