Workspace Design Show

Tuesday, 27 February 2024 9:30am – 5:30pm Networking Party 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Wednesday, 28 February 2024 9:30am – 5:30pm

Business Design Centre, London

Workspace Design Talks

27 - 28 February

The Workspace Design Talks brings the commercial interior design industry’s most inspiring and creative leaders to explore the latest trends and insights in workplace design, strategy and culture.

Listen to leading figures at companies such as BDG architecture + design, Sheppard Robson, Foster + Partners, Gensler, Turner & Townsend, CBRE, Landsec, BBC, Perkins&Will, tp bennett, Oktra, Fletcher Priest, Arcadis and many more.

Design Talks Agenda

27 February

Insights and perspectives on the convergent future of workplace
10:00 – 10:45

Helen Parton, Head of Content, Informare

Yasmin Al-Ani Spence, Director, WilkinsonEyre

Ewan Jones, Partner, Grimshaw

Nicola Gillen, Head of Total Workplace EMEA, Cushman & Wakefield

In conversation with ID:SR Sheppard Robson and the BBC: The journey so far
11:05 – 11:45

Mark Eltringham, Publisher, Workplace Insight and IN Magazine

Alan Bainbridge, Director of Workplace, BBC

Helen Berresford, Head of ID:SR, Sheppard Robson

Designing a workplace that meets cross generational needs, for both now and the future (Hosted by Workplace Evolutionaries)
12:05 – 12:55

Tim Allen, UK Hub Lead, Workplace Evolutionaries

Megan Carroll, Architect, Senior Associate, Hassell

Hazel Luff, Part I Architectural Assistant. tp bennett

Fiona Anderson, Workplace Director, Aberley

Mary Louise Gray, VP Workplace, Real Estate and Facilities, GSK

The hotelification of the office – what can the office provide that employees can’t get at home?
13:15 – 14:00

Bernie Mitchell, Co-founder, London Coworking Assembly

Matt Jackson, Chief Executive Officer, BDG architecture + design

Olivia Saxen, Workplace Design Manager Myo, LandSec

Sarah-Jane Osborne, Head of Workplace UK and Europe, Avison Young

Destination workplace: creating an exceptional employee experience and an environment where they want to be
14:20 – 15:05

Georgina Fraser, Head of Human Capital Consulting, CBRE UK

Jason Bruges, Director, Jason Bruges Studio

Michael Beach, Project Director, tp bennett

Melanie Martin, Associate Director, Orms

How to provide better solutions, serve clients well and create the ultimate employee experience
15:25 – 16:10

Dr Vanessa Champion,
Editor and Founder of Journal of Biophilic Design.

Darren Graver, Head of Workplace Experience, Trainline

Dominic Dugan, Creative Director, Oktra

Toni Riddiford, Head of Office & Workplace, Stride Treglown

The great workplace trilemma of culture, space and opportunity: can we have it all?

16:30 – 17:20

Kursty Groves, Workplace Strategist and Founder of Shape

Neil Usher, VP Places, Sage

Paula Rowntree, Head of Workplace Design, Lloyds Banking Group

Guzmán de Yarza Blache, Global Head of Workplace Strategy Capability, JLL Global Consulting

28 February

Workplace, workforce… and wellbeing
10:00 – 10:45

Bex Moorhouse, Founder and Director, Invigorate Spaces

Paul Nulty, Founder, Nulty

Naomi Sakamoto, Principal Studio Director, Gensler

Sally Marshall, Director, Turner & Townsend

AI or die? Using AI in workplace design to enhance creative output, generate innovative ideas and produce ground-breaking products
11:05 – 11:50

Jennifer Bryan, Managing Director, ABChange Consultancy

Laurie Goodman, Strategy Director, IA Interior Architects

Sherif Eltarabishy, Associate Partner, Foster + Partners

Form follows function, but human experience leads
12:10 – 12:55

Stephen Henigan, Managing Director, HCG

Adrian Davidson, EMEA Head of Design, Tetris design x build

Chandkiran Nath, Senior Consultant, AECOM

Stuart Templeton, Associate Partner, Fletcher Priest

How good design can enable collaboration, inspire innovation and build connection in the workplace  
13:15 – 13:50

Alys Bryan, Managing Director, Design Insider

Chloe Nicholls, Associate Interior Designer, AtkinsRéalis

Simon Bone, Associate Principal, Perkins&Will

Nicol Lee, Design Director, Area

Bringing energy back to the workplace, nurturing social capital and increasing happiness/productivity in the workspace
14:10 – 14:55

Allison English, Deputy CEO, Leesman

Marco Gastoldi, Associate, Gensler

Linzi Cassels, Principal Design Director, Perkins&Will

Lewis Harman, Director, Hunters

James Saunders, Global Projects Director, Arcadis

The new aesthetic of repair and re-use in lighting design: Why we need a mindset shift
15:10 – 16:00

Matt Waring, Editor, arc magazine

Dan Lister, Associate Director, Lighting, Arup

Ruth Kelly Waskett, Project Director, Hoare Lea

Simon Fisher, Founder & Director, F Mark

Kristina Allison, Senior Lighting Designer, Atkins Global

The evolution of workplace design through the eyes of next gen architects
16:15 – 17:00

Mick Jordan, Editor, Works Magazine

Oliver Hall, Partner – Architecture and Sustainability, Make Architects and Chair of BCO’s NextGen Committee

Ashton Holmes, Senior Project Designer, Peldon Rose

Sinead Fahey, Architect, Jestico + Whiles

2024 Speakers

Alan Bainbridge FRICS,
Director of BBC Workplace

Helen Berresford,
Head of ID: SR, Sheppard Robson

Sally Marshall,
Director, Turner & Townsend

Jason Bruges,
Director, Jason Bruges Studio

Tim Allen,
Managing Director of Workplace, Aberley

Oliver Hall,
PARTNER – Architect and Head of Sustainability, Make Architects
Chair – BCO NextGen Committee

Naomi Sakamoto,
Principal, Gensler

Matt Jackson,
CEO, BDG architecture + design

Sarah Bolas,
Director, HCG

Paula Rowntree,
Head of Workplace Design, Lloyds Banking Group

Bernie Mitchell,
Co-Founder, the London Coworking Assembly

Kursty Groves,
Workplace Strategist and Founder, Shape

Dominic Dugan,
Creative Director, Oktra

Kristina Allison,
BA (Hons) MA CEng MSLL MCIBSE, Senior Lighting Designer – AtkinsRealis UK (Lighting)

Ruth Kelly Waskett,
PhD CEng MCIBSE FSLL, Project Director (Lighting), Hoare Lea LLP

Dr Vanessa Champion,
Editor and Founder of Journal of Biophilic Design

Neil Usher,
VP Places, Sage

Nicol Lee,
Design Director, Area

Laurie Goodman,
Strategy Director, IA Interior Architects

Toni Riddiford BSc MArch PGCert ARB,
Associate Director Architect, Head of Office & Workplace Sector, Stride Treglown

Darren Graver,
Head of Workplace Experience, Trainline

Dan Lister,
UK Lighting Practice Leader, Arup & President-Elect Society of Light and Lighting

Paul Nulty,
BA Hons, IALD, MSLL, LIF , Founder, Nulty

Nicola Gillen,
Head of Total Workplace EMEA, Cushman & Wakefield

Grant Kanik,
Partner, Foster + Partners

Guzmán de Yarza Blache,
Global Head of Workplace Strategy Consulting, JLL

Melanie Martin,
Associate Director, Orms Designers & Architects Ltd

Marco Gastoldi,
Associate Interior Designer, Gensler

Olivia Saxen,
Workplace Design Manager Lead, MYO, Landsec

Yasmin Al Ani Spence,
Director, WilkinsonEyre

Ashton Holmes,
Senior Project Designer, Peldon Rose

Alys Bryan,
Managing Editor, Design Insider

Bex Moorhouse,
Founder, Invigorate Spaces

Stuart Templeton,
Associate Partner, Fletcher Priest Architects

Sarah-Jane Osborne,
Head of Workplace UK & Europe, Principal, Avison Young

Emma Green,
Director, tp bennett

Linzi Cassels,
Principal Design Director, Perkins&Will

James Saunders,
Global Projects Director, Arcadis

Ewan Jones,
Partner, Grimshaw

Helen Parton,
Workplace Design Journalist

Chloe Nicholls,
Associate Interior Designer, AtkinsRéalis

Simon Fisher,
Founder & Director of F Mark, Founding Partner of The Regen Initiative

Matt Waring,
Editor, arc magazine

Sinead Fahey,
Architect, Jestico + Whiles

Lewis Harman,
Director, Hunters

Sherif Eltarabishy,
Associate Partner, Foster + Partners

Georgina Fraser,
Head of Human Capital Consulting, CBRE UK Consulting

Allison English,
Deputy CEO, Leesman

Jennifer Bryan,
Founder, ABChange Consultancy

Catherine van der Heide,
Principal, Hassell

Mary-Louise Gray,
Workplace, Real Estate and Facilities – WREF VP, Head of COE, GSK

Hazel Luff,
Part I Architectural Assistant at tp bennett

Fiona Anderson,
Workplace Director, Aberley

Chandkiran Nath,
Senior Consultant, AECOM

Attend Workspace Design Show

Workspace Design Show is the networking platform for architects, designers and end-user occupiers, looking to equip themselves with the latest and most insightful trends around workplace interiors. Register now for a complimentary visitor pass and attend Workspace Design Show from 27 – 28 February 2024 at the Business Design Centre.