The Alastair Ross Goobey Memorial Lecture 2017: 'Politics, Planning, Finance and City Making - Becoming Easier?
Roger Madelin joined Argent in 1987. He became a Director in 1989 and, for the ten years that followed, was responsible for delivering all of Argent’s developments, including Green Park and Thames Valley Park in Reading, Brindleyplace in Birmingham, Piccadilly in Manchester and significant office buildings in the City of London.
He became CEO in 1997 after an innovative acquisition by British Telecom Pension Scheme and, due to the dramatic expansion of Argent’s business, his long-term colleague David Partridge joined him as Joint CEO in 2006. At the end of 2012 Argent restructured as a Limited Liability Partnership and Roger stepped back from new Argent business and concentrated on specific delivery aspects of King’s Cross including the design and delivery of 3 major buildings for the Aga Khan Development Network.
In January 2016, after 29 years, Roger formally left Argent and joined British Land as Head of Canada Water, a 46-acre development opportunity in Central London. He maintains a consultancy role at King’s Cross with Argent in connection with the Aga Khan buildings.
Roger is an Honorary Fellow of RIBA, an Honorary Fellow of the College of Estate Management and was awarded a CBE for ‘services to sustainable development’ in the 2007 Honours List. He is an Honorary Vice President of CULS