Sarah McCready is Head of Placemaking and Communications at Barking Riverside Limited, the master developer behind one of Europe’s largest placemaking projects. Sarah’s role primarily focusses on how residents can shape and lead key areas of local growth, and what facilities are needed so that communities can live with purpose, belonging and pride. Sarah regularly publicly speaks about the importance of social impact within the regeneration and development industry.


Panel discussion: the art and craft of commissioning participatory research

Day 2, 24 March, 9.50am

Including: Kieron Boyle, CEO, Guys & St Thomas’ Charitable Trust; Peter Babudu, Director of Evidence, Youth Endowment Fund; Chimeme Egbutah, Public Health Service Manager, Luton Council; Sarah McCready, Barking Riverside Limited; Helen Whyman, Head of iWill Fund at the National Lottery Community Fund; Holly Donagh, Director of Strategic Learning, Insight and Influence, Paul Hamlyn FoundationChaired by Helen Goulden, Chief Executive, The Young Foundation.


Barking Riverside Limited, known locally as BRL, are a joint venture between L&Q and the Mayor of London. It is the company behind the delivery of the new homes and facilities at Barking Riverside, responsible for the overall design, planning and placemaking, leading the major infrastructure projects, and working with housebuilders who are building homes in the area.


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