CTBUH Chapter Event

CTBUH UK Chapter Presents: Buildings by Boat 2023

Thursday, 14 September 2023 | Temple Pier Temple Pier Victoria Embankment London WC2R 2PN United Kingdom | London

It's back... 'Buildings by Boat' summer networking event including a tour of London's tallest buildings along the River Thames, brought to you by our Headline sponsors Lindner Group.

You will hear from the CTBUH London Chapter followed by a set of short presentations discussing a brief history and key technical facts about a handful of the key buildings along the route.

Keynote Speakers to be announced.


The route starts at Westminster (Temple Pier) to Battersea Power Station, back down past the City of London & Bermondsey, Canary Wharf and onto the Greenwich Peninsula, before circling back to Tower Bridge Pier to allow some guests to disembark and subsequently returning to Temple Pier.


The event ticket provides entry, BBQ food, an allowance of drinks per person and networking until disembarking at Temple Pier at 22:00.

We look forward to bringing together all CTBUH London Members and Non Members.

*The Future Leaders registration price is for young professionals under 35.


Steve Davidson, Technical Director, Parmarbrook

Steve is an accomplished chartered engineer who has worked on a large number of varied and complex projects during his 16-year career. He has an extensive track record working on commercial offices and mix use residential developments. His commitment to deliver projects that address the climate issues are core to his and Parmarbrook’s philosophy.

Steve has a passion for unlocking the potential of existing buildings through sustainable refurbishments, which both reduce embodied carbon and bring the architectural vision to life.

Chris Edgington, Associate Director, Arup

Chris Edgington led Arup’s multi-disciplinary design team at 8 Bishopsgate. An MEP engineer by background, he started on the project in 2013 at the outset of the feasibility stage and has been fortunate to remain engaged with the building throughout its design and construction period. 

Chris will share his observations gained from nearly a decade of working on the project, and will offer insight into some of the technical challenges and successes of the 50 storey building which achieved practical completion in June 2023.



We are delighted to run this event with our Headline Sponsors


and secondary sponsors