Bad press of developers final topic for Civic Trust lecture

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Roger Madelin

 

THE “bad press” that seems to befall property developers will be the topic discussed at the final Limerick Civic Trust lecture this coming Thursday night at St Mary’s Cathedral.

International Property Developer Roger Madelin will examine why developers get such bad press during a talk at the Limerick Civic Trust’s Autumn Lecture Series on Thursday 19 October at St Mary’s Cathedral.

Roger will explain how thinking is progressing in the new challenging social and political landscape. He will also have some opinions regarding Limerick, as he visited the city a short time ago in preparation for his lecture – walking the streets and talking to locals. Ireland’s housing crises, Limerick’s regeneration project and the Limerick 2030 plan will also come under scrutiny.

Best known for being the CEO of Argent Group PLC which was selected in 2000 as the developer for 67 acres of railway land between and to the north of King’s Cross and St. Pancras Stations, Roger oversaw that largest city centre regeneration project in Europe.

“Changing the physical environment is a privilege, changing the social, environmental and economic nature of those places comes with responsibility’.

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This is the final lecture in the Limerick Civic Trust’s Autumn Lecture Series organised in conjunction with UL’s Kemmy Business School and the support of LIT and Limerick Council.

Proceeds from the series will be used by the Limerick Civic Trust for the restoration of St. Munchin’s Church in the heart of King’s Island.

Tickets are available for the 8pm event at at www.limerickcivictrust.ie/events or www.eventbrite.ie. or at the door on the night.

Roger Madelin: Over the past 30 years he has lead major property development projects in several towns and cities and is going to talk to us about his experiences of working with political leaders, public sector administrations and communities. ‘Changing the physical environment is a privilege, changing the social, environmental and economic nature of those places comes with responsibility’.

Roger has been involved in proposals and projects in Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Reading and London. He is best known for being the CEO of Argent Group PLC which was selected in 2000 as the developer for 67 acres of railway land between and to the north of King’s Cross and St. Pancras Stations. The largest city centre regeneration project in Europe.

At British Land where Roger joined in February 2016, he has found a FTSE 100 company quietly doing and very much supporting much of the good community and environmental work that he had promoted at Argent.

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