Episode Three

Creating a
Destination

with Nicola Zech-Behrens & Chris Dyson

As the largest remaining parcel of brownfield land in London, Bishopsgate Goodsyard enjoys a rich layered history and is known for its distinctive industrial architecture. The area has long been a crucible for lateral thinking and new ideas; connecting a diverse tapestry of communities, it is a seam that runs through the creative and financial districts of Shoreditch.

Adriana is joined by Chris Dyson, the lead architect tasked with navigating the site’s heritage, and Nicola Zech-Behrens, Project Director at Ballymore, who has played a pivotal role in reimagining the area for years to come.

Episode Three

Creating a Destination

with Nicola Zech-Behrens & Chris Dyson

As the largest remaining parcel of brownfield land in London, Bishopsgate Goodsyard enjoys a rich layered history and is known for its distinctive industrial architecture. The area has long been a crucible for lateral thinking and new ideas; connecting a diverse tapestry of communities, it is a seam that runs through the creative and financial districts of Shoreditch.

Adriana is joined by Chris Dyson, the lead architect tasked with navigating the site’s heritage, and Nicola Zech-Behrens, Project Director at Ballymore, who has played a pivotal role in reimagining the area for years to come.

“Bishopsgate Goodsyard is at the conjunction between the creative Shoreditch, the buzzing Brick Lane and the grown up city... the challenge will be to bring these different areas together and create a destination in its own right, whilst retaining its existing fabric and authenticity.”

Nicola Zech-Behrens, Project Director, Ballymore

Our Guests

Nicola Zech-Behrens

Project Director, Ballymore

Nicola Zech-Behrens joined Ballymore in 2015 and is a Project Director managing the planning and delivery of a variety of projects in Newham, Hackney and Tower Hamlets.

Nicola holds a master’s degree in architecture and urban planning from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany. She moved to London in 2004 as a masterplan architect to support Allies and Morrison and a consortium of architects and planners to prepare the Bid Document for the 2012 Olympic Games.

Chris Dyson

Principal Partner, Chris Dyson Architects

Chris Dyson has worked for 25 years in the arena of both public and private buildings. Chris read Architecture at Oxford Brookes University and the Mackintosh School of Architecture at the University of Glasgow where, following a number of awards and nominations, he was offered his Masters in Architecture. He then moved to London to work for James Stirling Michael Wilford and Associates (JSMWA), initially working on competition projects such as Le Grande Bibliotheca National in Paris, and the Tokyo and Kyoto Forum projects. These and many other projects have been widely and internationally published.

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