International Quarter London appoints leading office experts
18 October 2017
Leading property and infrastructure group Lendlease has appointed two new directors, with significant international office development experience, to oversee the growth of International Quarter London (IQL), a major new business district in Stratford, London.
Lisa Gledhill and Andrew Tobin join IQL at an exciting time for the flagship £2.4bn project - a joint venture with LCR - as it looks to build on the successful legacy of the 2012 Olympics.
Lisa Gledhill has been appointed Project Director after returning from Lendlease Asia where she was part of the leadership team on the Paya Lebar Quarter, a £2bn mixed-use development in central Singapore. As a chartered engineer, Lisa started her career at Arup and held roles with Laing O’Rourke before joining Lendlease in the UK in 2010.
Andrew Tobin has been appointed Development Director for Offices at IQL where he will lead the office development team. He joins IQL from Barangaroo in Sydney, Lendlease’s largest ever mixed-use scheme, where he was responsible for leading the development, conversion and delivery of office assets.
Their appointments come at an exciting time for IQL with the Financial Conduct Authority and Cancer Research UK planning to re-locate to IQL. The area will also be home to the TFL Office Stratford and British Council Office in London. When completed the development will be a bustling office environment for more than 25,000 workers.
New research released by the Mayor of London this month shows that East London is now the fastest growing part of the capital as the ‘Olympic effect’ continues to attract vital jobs and investment. The research also found that for the first time in London’s history, East London has overtaken West London in population size, showcasing the important role IQL will play in catering for London’s future growth.
Commenting on their appointments, Lendlease’s Managing Director for Development, Jonathan Emery said:
"Lisa and Andrew both bring extensive UK and overseas experience which will be invaluable in delivering the transformative vision we have for International Quarter London. These appointments demonstrate Lendlease's commitment, along with our partners LCR, to delivering a world-class business district, in the heart of one of London’s fastest-growing areas."