Highlights from the London Aviation Debate: East vs West

Written by Elena Collins on 14 February 2013

Participants at East vs West debate, which took place at the Royal Geographical Society, London, voted in favour of developing a transport hub in the Thames Estuary to accommodate Heathrow’s lack of airport capacity and to secure sustainable economic growth and future employment.

Video Highlights include Richard Gammon, aviation expert from HOK’s London office who gave a keynote address for the West . Countering Gammon’s proposal was Daniel Moylan, Aviation Advisor to the Mayor of London, whose argument centred on the importance of connectivity on an international level which he suggests can only be achieved by the construction of a new airport hub in East London

Fighting also for the West along with HOK Architects, was Frank Wingate of London Business West, and Corin Taylor from the Institute of Directors, while Huw Thomas of Foster + Partners, Ian Mulcahey from Gensler, Bridget Rosewell of Testrad and Daniel Moylan fought for the East. 

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