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Friday 27th March 2019

Creating successful

mixed-use developments


Paul Turpin - IBI Group

Kevin Foster - LocatED

Tomasz Romaniewicz - Bond Bryan

Beth Revell - The Blue Iris Partnership

Venue: RICS, Great George Street, London, SW1P 3AD

Time; 7.45 - 10.15am

Schools and Academy Trusts no longer see their buildings and land as just learning spaces.  They are assets that need to maximised to derive a value to supplement their income received from the government or through fees. With the shortage of available land in certain parts of the country, utilising surplus space or air rights for mixed use development has become more prevalent in this regard.  Come and join us as our expert panel discuss:

  • What are the key considerations to a successful development?

  • How do you bring education and housing providers together to provide mutually beneficial schemes?

  • Are developers offering sufficient recompense for the development opportunities they are putting forward?

  • Do schools & trusts have the expertise to deal with complex development issues and are they getting proper advice?

  • Are Local Planning Authorities providing a barrier or are they defending the public realm?

  • How can “true” mixed-use developments transform communities and improve the everyday health issues? 


Beth Revell
The Blue Iris Partnership

Beth leads projects and teams to deliver complex projects and programmes from feasibility throughout the full project lifecycle.  Beth is a specialist in delivering public services including schools and health facilities as part of mixed use developments and has supported developers, design teams and clients including Ark, LocatED and Berkley Homes in the delivery of mixed use schemes.  


Beth’s focus is on the commercial and practicalities of delivering public services as part of mixed use to achieve the best outcome for all parties.  

Paul Turpin
IBI Group

Paul’s experience in the educationally led mixed use developments, includes 399-RNR on the Old Kent Road comprising a primary school, sixth form and 158 apartments; the Former Southwark Fire Station comprising a new secondary school and 200 apartments; and now the new primary school and mixed use scheme within Nine Elms in Battersea.


He works with Local Authorities, DfE, LocatED and private developers, and with users, politicians and communities.


He is an RIBA Registered Client Advisor, and actively supports education providers across the age ranges, including STEM Ambassador and ICC member at the University of West London.

Kevin Foster
Kevin has nearly 30 years of experience working in property development, having managed his own development business, acted as a consultant to various property companies, and for 12 years as a Director of Jones Lang LaSalle.

A Chartered Surveyor who has worked on a number of significant re-generation schemes and with extensive experience of structuring joint ventures between the public and private sectors, Kevin brings a proven track record of delivery, a broad range of experience across many sectors, together with an extensive network of contacts.
Tomasz Romaniewicz
Bond Bryan Architects
Tomasz is a Regeneration specialist with a special focus on bridging the gap between the traditional norms of architect and developer. These duties cover sourcing development opportunities (both on and off market), acting as lead Architect on regeneration projects within Bond Bryan and collaborating with key regional and national developers, investors and property consultants in addition to Local Authorities and City Region personnel.
Tomasz’s expertise offers an industry-leading understanding of residential design - including Build to Rent, Co-Living, Market Sale and amalgamating a design-led approach with planning policy and viability.