Maintaining Property and Construction Works During COVID-19

14th January 2021

In this webinar, Surrey Chambers have partnered up with Taylor WimpeyCharles Russell Speechlys and Mayer Brown to look at the current growth and demand in the Property and Construction sector and the issues and potential solutions within the industry and the financial and environmental impacts.

This webinar is aimed at businesses within the property and construction sector, transport, project management, property maintenance, supply chain and planning etc.

This webinar consists of presentations from the property and construction sector, legal, planning and environmental followed by Q&A  with the panel.

Our speakers

Lee Bishop- Taylor Wimpey Major Developments
Lee Bishop is the Managing Director of TW Major Developments and a Director of Taylor Wimpey UK Limited. Lee has held many roles across his 30-year career with Taylor Wimpey including Divisional Managing Director, Managing Director and Land Director. He was Chair of the HBF National Planning Committee for several years.

 Key recent project experience:
• Winstanley and York Road Estate, Battersea (Joint Venture Board Director): a joint venture between Taylor Wimpey and the London Borough of Wandsworth to regenerate the Estate and deliver a sustainable, balanced community. The regeneration will deliver 2,500 new homes (including reprovision of all social rented homes, new affordable housing and PRS), leisure centre, community and children’s centre, library, park alongside meanwhile uses.
• Prince Philip Park, Whitehill and Bordon, Hampshire (Project Executive and JV Board Member): working in a private joint venture to provide Development Management services for DIO to deliver a residential-led mixed use development on this former Barracks. The scheme delivers 2,400 homes, new town centre, secondary and primary schools, SANGs and significant wider community development.
Taylor Wimpey operates at a local level across the UK from 24 regional businesses. We delivered over 14,000 homes during 2017. Taylor Wimpey Major Developments is a specialist team focused on large-scale and complex opportunities from inception to delivery. We build relationships with communities and stakeholders, working in partnership to create exceptional places and a lasting legacy.

David Savage- Charles Russell Speechlys
David Savage is a leading UK and international construction law partner working in international law firm Charles Russell Speechlys. He is qualified as both a solicitor and a barrister, and joined legacy firm Charles Russell in 2005 to establish, lead and develop its construction group which he did for twelve years until 2017. The group now has 35 specialist construction lawyers. David is now the firm’s co-lead for the construction and infrastructure sectors, and a regular speaker on construction law topics in the UK and internationally.

David specialises in both contentious and non-contentious construction law. He acts for governments, developers, institutions, contractors, sub-contractors, funders, designers and construction consultants. In his international work, David is particularly focussed on the middle east region, and is currently advising a government client on one of the largest infrastructure projects in the region. He also delivers training on FIDIC and IChemE contracts throughout the MENA region, including in Bahrain, UAE, Syria and Oman. Chambers 2021 lists him as a Band 1 “Leader in his Field” and Legal 500 described him as “the kind of litigator you want on your side – good with the law, a fantastic thinker and able to engage in commercial bargaining with the other side”.

Andrea Hughes- Mayer Brown
Andrea has worked at Mayer Brown since 2002 undertaking various environmental assessments. Whilst experienced in numerous areas, in recent years she has specialised in Construction Environmental Management Planning. Andrea also provides overviews in other areas of environmental work and aids clients in developing bespoke methodologies for emerging fields of study. Andrea is a Chartered Environmentalist and holds two science degrees. She is also a member of the Institute of Air Quality Management and the Institution of Environmental Science.