Jackie Sadek – Chief Operating Officer
Jackie has over 30 years’ experience in property development, managing large-scale urban regeneration projects and public private sector partnerships. She is a national spokesperson on regeneration matters, a speaker and broadcaster on regeneration issues. In 2010, Jackie was founder and Chief Executive of UK Regeneration (UKR), an organisation developing new models of delivery for regeneration projects. From March 2014 to July 2016 Jackie held the position of Specialist Regeneration Adviser to Greg Clark, Minister for Cities and then Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government. Jackie is an original member of the Grimsey Review team, looking at what should be done now in order to better prepare our High Streets and Town Centres for the 21st Century.
Gill Marshall – Head of Stakeholder Engagement
Gill Marshall has spent more than 30 years in regeneration, and in particular inward investment, including the London Docklands Development Corporation; setting up east London ‘landing net’, ‘DEaL’; and as Deputy Chief Executive at Gateway to London. Gill has been working with UK Regeneration since 2011 managing the UKR Business Forum, and heading up its community relations and stakeholder engagement programme.
As both the developer and long- term manager of its schemes, UKR guarantees the quality long term management essential to ensure that the community objectives of the scheme are sustained over the long term. UKR sees its developments as contributing not simply homes for its new villages, but also community and economic regeneration. By designing the entire proposition from the outset, the UKR villages will stimulate economic growth by offering a genuine alternative for a new community with a wide tenure mix on offer.
We intend to prove that this concept works well for a wide-range of sections of the community and we will be building a brand and a long-term relationship with the people who live in UKR homes. Land East will be a place which offers all residents a combination of personal privacy and space, within a convivial social and working environment, creating an active and engaging neighbourhood; and villages will have a social hub: a square which will offer a natural focus for the place where the Land East and wider communities overlap, and come together for a range of activities, both formal and informal.
At the centre of this social hub will be a community hall which will be open from morning through to late evening and will further offer a highly flexible, multi-use, multi-purpose space; accessible to local residents and small to larger community groups to meet, and for planned activities.
Forming part of the community hall, it is envisaged that UKR will have an on-site business hub which will support and create opportunities within our community for small business creation and growth for our residents whether they are entrepreneurs, new business start-ups or those looking to grow their business. With access to hot-desk facilities, and meeting facilities, our business hub will be connected to our own super high-speed broadband.