Accommodation, infrastructure site visits, and spouse tours

Summit Venue and Hotel Accommodations

The 2018 GII Summit will take place at the historic Landmark London hotel. Originally opened as The Great Central Hotel in 1899, The Landmark London is one of the last great Victorian railway hotels. The design reflects the grandeur of the era, and today’s newly restored masterpiece will transport you back to a time of unimagined comfort. The Landmark London ranks among the finest of the Capital's leading hotels and is centrally located.

GII Summit participants must book directly with the hotel and we have negotiated a group rate. Once registered, our team will give you the group rate code for you to make your booking.

The Landmark London Hotel
222 Marylebone Road
London NW1 6JQ
United Kingdom
+44 (0) 20 7631 8000
https://www.landmarklondon.co.uk

 

GII London Site Visits

As an integral part of the Global Infrastructure Initiative (GII) program, we will be hosting six infrastructure and technology site visits, learning how some of London’s leading organizations are improving the way that infrastructure is planned, financed, delivered, and operated. The list of site visits include:

  • Battersea Power Station: Battersea Power Station is one of central London’s largest and eagerly anticipated regeneration projects. It will see a 42-acre former industrial brownfield site, which had been derelict for 30 years, transformed into a new town center for London. The £9 billion regeneration will deliver thousands of new offices, homes, restaurants and retail space. It will also include 18-acres of public space and major infrastructure improvements including a new Zone 1 London Underground Tube Station. Once completed in 2020, over 40 million visitors are expected to visit the destination each year. https://batterseapowerstation.co.uk/
     
  • Crossrail: When completed this year, Crossrail will link four major London economic centers: Canary Wharf, the financial district, the West End, and Heathrow Airport. The £14.8 billion rail line’s program to identify and implement new ideas, Innovate 18, is one of the reasons why Europe’s largest infrastructure project is running on time and on budget, seven years after construction began. Crossrail and the new railway (the Elizabeth line) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Transport for London (TfL) and is jointly sponsored by TfL and the Department for Transport. Once completed, it will be handed over to TfL and run as part of London’s integrated transport network. http://www.crossrail.co.uk/
     
  • London Bridge Station: London Bridge is the fourth busiest station in the country, bringing around 56 million passengers into the city each year. The Thameslink Programme has transformed London Bridge station to make it bigger, better and more accessible. Since opening in January 2018, passengers have benefitted from new platforms for more trains, a huge new concourse and better connections. The redevelopment of the station has made it a destination, optimizing the transit oriented development opportunities. Importantly, this development has expanded the capacity to 90 million passengers per year. https://www.networkrail.co.uk/running-the-railway/our-routes/south-east/london-bridge-improvements/
     
  • Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park: Spread across 560 acres of parklands, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (QEOP) is home to landscaped gardens, historic waterways, famous sporting venues, and a vibrant arts and events program. QEOP opened in April 2014 following the 18-month transformation program of the London 2012 Olympic Park. The Park is still transforming and will soon provide additional homes, jobs, education and cultural facilities. The London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) is responsible for promoting and delivering the physical, social, economic and environmental regeneration in QEOP by maximizing the legacy of the London 2012 Olympics. Mace are the project management partner and have had a presence on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park since 2007. http://www.queenelizabetholympicpark.co.uk/
     
  • Thames Tideway: Tideway is the organization delivering the Thames Tideway Tunnel, a 25km sewer tunnel needed to prevent an annual average of 20 million tons of untreated sewage discharge from entering the River Thames. The project will upgrade London's sewerage system to cope with the demands of the city well into the 22nd century. Built from three main construction drive sites in Fulham, Battersea and Southwark, the Thames Tideway Tunnel is expected to take up to seven years to build, at a cost of £4.2 billion. It will require the use of 24 construction sites, 11 of which are located along the river bank. https://www.tideway.london/
     
  • Transport for London Integrated Control Centre: Transport for London (TfL) is the integrated transport body that runs nearly all the transport in London. As the Mayor of London’s executive body, it has responsibility for the Underground, buses, light rail, the strategic road network, management of road traffic and more. Given the breadth and varying age of the services, a wide variety of technical tools are used to keep the city moving. The interface between highly automated systems and human intelligence deals with complex situations every day, from the routine challenges of peak demand to unusual situations such as terrorist attacks. The visit to the control centers will demonstrate how these activities are brought together in a coordinated manner to provide seamless support for 27 million journeys every day. https://tfl.gov.uk/

 

GII London Spouse Tour: Tuesday, October 30th, 09:00—16:30 

The day will begin with a private tour of the Crown Jewels, including the world’s two largest diamonds and the fabulous Koh-I-Noor diamond. This will be followed by a specialist guided tour through the Tower of London’s iconic Norman and Gothic architecture, sharing stories of the fortress, the prisoners, torture, and intrigue that span more than 1000 years. Guests will stop for lunch at the highly acclaimed Pont de la Tour restaurant, located on river with spectacular views of London. During the afternoon, participants will have the opportunity to explore and shop in the famous Covent Garden area, featuring a vast of shops to suit all tastes.

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