Real Estate & Planning undergraduates students on London study tour
10 June 2015
Second year REP students visited London last week for the annual three day field trip as part of their BSc Real Estate course. This year the focus of the trip was on the City and ‘fringe’ locations.
Second year Real Estate & Planning students visited London last week for the annual three day field trip as part of their BSc Real Estate course. This year the focus of the trip was on the City and ‘fringe’ locations, with a particular focus on the South Bank. This area has undergone substantial change in the last 20 years and is continuing to be redeveloped, raising important questions about regeneration, planning, competing land uses, infrastructure and gentrification.
The first day of the field trip included: briefings from CBRE on the Cantal London property market and a visit to 20 Fenchurch Street, including the stunning Sky Garden. Land Securities, briefed the students on the development and letting of such a complex building.
The second day started with a walking tour of the South Bank, including a briefing on the Coin Street Development an innovative Co-operative housing scheme. Later the students broke into two groups depending on their chosen pathway. Development and Planning students visited One Tower Bridge, an exciting residential led mixed use scheme being developed by Berkeley Homes. As well as getting to see the incredible penthouses overlooking Tower Bridge, City Hall and the Tower of London, the students were also shown one of the most modern, and clean, carparks in the whole of London! Future AAM students visited Regus’s large office in More London. After lunch the students were given a tour and briefing on the development and management of the More London development, an office and leisure development which includes City hall. The day finished with a briefing by the GLA on their exciting housing projects and programmes throughout London.
The final day was based in SE1, Union Street Partners a specialised surveying firm showed all students a number of commercial projects within the Bankside area. As well as briefing students on the projects themselves they outlined the role of the property professional in areas of change. The trip finished with a trip on the Thames Cutter from the Tate Modern to St George Wharf.
We would like to thank everyone who assisted in making the day so valuable and enjoyable.
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