Battersea Power Station Development Company , director of communities
Sarah Banham is Head of Communities & Sustainability for the 42 acre Battersea Power Station project and is responsible for the overall delivery of the sustainability vision for the project, in particular stakeholder and community engagement, local employment and skills, business procurement, and environmental management and biodiversity.
Previously Sarah worked for Treasury Holdings Properties managing and developing their UK portfolio of commercial assets and worked on the acquisition of Battersea Power Station in 2006 and subsequent masterplan which is now being delivered.
The Communities and Sustainability Team play a long term and pivotal role in the placemaking vision for the new town centre being created at Battersea Power Station. Working in partnership with contractors and local stakeholders they ensure that the benefits of this huge regeneration project have meaningful and positive impacts within the wider community. With over 17,000 new jobs being delivered as a result of the development, Battersea Power Station has established Battersea Academy for Skills & Employment (BASE) to ensure access for local people to the range of jobs at the Power station.
Sarah also has a wider role within the local community. She is a governor of Chesterton Primary School, Vice President of Wandsworth Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Nine Elms Business & Employment Working Group, a Trustee of BBODance and sits on the South London Skills & Employment Board.