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Alex Russell

Alex Russell

Executive Director - Augarde & Partners, Hackney Wick & Fish Island Community Development Trust

Alex is a pioneering practitioner in asset management for social good and workspace innovation. She has strong track record of delivering inclusive growth through establishing private, public and third sector partnerships to drive performance and facilitate change.  

Alex is working with the Greater London Authority and London Legacy Development Corporation to establish the Hackney Wick and Fish Island Community Development Trust, formed to secure affordable creative and local workspace in perpetuity within the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park area. The HWFI CDT is currently establishing a circular economy strategy for East London, and has recently set up two demonstrator circular economy hubs - clustering SMEs, HEI and community groups tackling waste in the QEOP area. Recent work includes supporting Margate’s Creative Land Trust on a property strategy, establishing a place identity and activation strategy in Tottenham Hale; and advising the Old Oak & Park Royal Development Corporation on its strategy for securing affordable workspace through a social value vehicle and inward investment. Alex is a retained consultant with Locality and advises the GLA’s Culture at Risk Team.