06:30 pm - 09:30 pm
London Bridge Hotel
8-18 London Bridge Street
London, United Kingdom, SE1 9SG
Unlocking the Secrets of Listed Buildings: Navigating Pitfalls and Processes-Guest Speaker Ben Richards, from Aura Architecture & Interiors/XP Property Services followed by Panel Session-PM
Listed Buildings are Heritage Assets that are protected more so than your normal property. You need specialist Listed Building Consent to make any alterations to the building, and it is a legal offence to undertake works without it. There are many horror stories where the conservation and planning authority have forced people to reinstate historic features, and fined people for not abiding by the law surrounding Listed Buildings. Ben and AURA Architecture & Interiors have worked on numerous Listed Buildings over the years, and Ben’s going to be discussing the pitfalls and processes you need to consider when undertaking works for these beautiful heritage assets.
Ben has a diverse portfolio, owning and managing several successful businesses in the property and construction sector:
- AURA Architecture and Interiors: An award-winning architecture practice serving London and the Home Counties. With a team of 12 talented architects and designers, they specialize in creating exceptional living spaces that maximize both comfort and investment returns for clients.
- XP Property: An award-winning property development firm with a wide range of project experience, from small-scale refurbishments to large-scale mixed-use developments worth up to £1 billion in central London. His role involves leading design and delivery teams to ensure projects are completed successfully, on time, and within budget.
- XP Surveys: His survey business provides highly accurate Measured Building and Topographical surveys to architects, homeowners, and property professionals in London and the Home Counties. They pride themselves on industry-leading turnaround times, delivering quality survey drawings promptly after receiving instructions.
In addition to his entrepreneurial ventures, Ben brings 12 years of industry experience, having worked with Architects, Structural Engineers, and as a Technical Manager for the Berkeley Group. His background in Architectural Engineering, with a Masters degree from Cardiff University, gives him a solid technical foundation and attention to detail crucial in the construction industry.
An interesting tidbit about him is that he’s an ex-professional poker player, which speaks to his ability to strategize and navigate challenges effectively.
He’s highly motivated, with a natural problem-solving ability and a passion for helping others. Whether it’s creating stunning living spaces, managing complex development projects, or providing precise survey data, he’s dedicated to excellence in every aspect of the property and construction business.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ I started attending Brendan Quinn’s monthly event, the Central London Property Network, in autumn 2021. For property developers (and investors) in London, this is a fantastic event with high-quality speakers, topics and also attendees. The networking is brilliant due to the calibre of people there. The organisation by Brendan and team makes everything seamless and the venue is very classy as well. I can’t recommend it enough.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ BQuinn Events are the must-go to networking events in London if you are interested in learning about property investing and development. Very high level speakers who offer lots of educational advice and also very approachable to help out in your business as best they can. Great and regular group of professionals and investors to learn from and sometimes cooperate with. I have been attending fairly regularly and It is my favourite when it comes to expanding my knowledge and meet potential property investors. Thank you Brendan for organising such good quality seminars. Andrea Furfaro
6:30 – 7:00 PM: Registration and Networking
7:00 – 7:10 PM: Welcome followed by George Melling, Merryoaks – Funding Update (5 minutes)
7:10 – 7:55 PM: Ben Richards Guest Speaker
7:55 – 8:05 PM: Sponsor Highlights & Member Spotlight (10 minutes each)
Sponsors: Aura Architecture & Interiors, Haron Construction, Merryoaks, RFB Legal
8:05 – 8:30 PM: Shout Outs & Networking Break
8:30 – 9:15PM: Panel Session: Project Management
9:15PM: Formal Conclusion & Networking Opportunities