Housing & the High Street

Does housing benefit the high street ecosystem? As many new developments in town centres are residential-led, we bring together a variety of experts to discuss the challenges and opportunities of delivering housing on the high street.

On Wednesday December 7 over breakfast, Gort Scott is hosting a topical PX Forum on ‘Housing & the high street’ at their self-built Bermondsey studio.

  • Does housing benefits the high street ecosystem?
  • What does it mean to live ‘on the High Street’?
  • How can we innovate to create fair and equitable places to live at density, and live comfortably alongside other uses? 

The discussion will be sparked by input from leading developers, public-sector authorities, architects, and public realm designers, sharing their perspectives on what design and commercial innovations might be required to better knit housing into the wider town centre ecosystem, while safeguarding the quality of living for all old, new, and future high street residents.

The forum can seat up to 12 stakeholders, and welcomes anyone with an interest in the delivery of housing on high streets and in town centres. Please send an expression of interest to our team and we will be in touch to confirm your seat.

About Gort Scott

Founded in 2007 by Jay Gort and Fiona Scott, Gort Scott is an architecture and urban design practice with a focus on how buildings and places create healthy environments for better connections between people, now and for the future.

In 2019, Gort Scott wrote the GLA’s ‘High Streets & Town Centres: Adaptive Strategies’, proposing innovative, evidence-based strategies to support the diversity and longevity of our unique high streets in the face of significant challenges. The report has also been featured by Property X-Change.


  • Fiona Scott, Gort Scott
  • Neil Murphy, TOWN
  • Esther Everett, London Legacy Development Corporation
  • Julian Lewis, East

When & Where

  • Wednesday December 07
  • 8.45-10.30am
  • Gort Scott, 55 Leroy Street, London, SE1 4SN

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