Group Managing Director, John Mulryan, has shared his vision for the future of the British capital, featuring on a new podcast series entitled: ‘What next for London?’
The podcast, which you can listen to here, is produced by London First, which appointed John to its Place Commission earlier this year. The organisation invited John onto the podcast to discuss just how we can sustainably evolve London's built environment.
On the recording, John gives his views on the next 20 years of development in the city, encouraging developers to evolve the capital in a way which “reinforces its existing strengths”, adding that he hopes London will continue to appeal to global investors, global visitors and cultural institutions alike.
The debate also covered the changing ways in which people use their homes, workspaces and wider cities, with John giving his views on London’s post-pandemic landscape: “Many of us have changed our behaviours... as London has opened back up we’ve seen people pour back into the city.”
The discussion also touched on the homes shortage in the capital, with John reflecting on the current trajectory adding how he would like to see the rate of development change.
London First is a business membership group which campaigns to make London “the best city in the world to do business”. The group convenes and mobilises business leaders to tackle the key challenges facing the capital. Its Place Commission brings together leading businesses in the capital including Ballymore, working alongside SEGRO, Grosvenor, the Crown Estate, Arup, Imperial College London and other prominent firms in the hospitality, legal and housing sectors. Together they will answer the question 'how should London's built environment evolve to help people thrive and business to succeed?’.
Click here to listen to the podcast.