In the next talk by architect developers, Donald Matheson will discuss the practice’s first project – the redevelopment of workshops in Forest Gate, east London.

For many would-be developers, finance is often the biggest hurdle. In this case, it was the development appraisal showing a  healthy 32% profit, that eventually persuaded the bank to approve a loan.

Matheson will also present his second development in Crouch End, north London where, in contrast to Forest Gate, he is acting as contractor and carrying out much of the physical work.  

The series is aimed at architects who would like to know more about the opportunities and challenges around being an independent developer, including spotting creative solutions that a non-architect developer will often miss. 

All the architects in the current talk series are featured in Amanda & Gus’s book, How to be an Architect Developer, out this autumn.

The ticket price includes drinks and nibbles with 20% of the ticket price going to charity Furnishing Futures.

This event is supported by Land Tech and The Building Society.