Mark Wheatley re-elected to lead Barbican Residential Committee



Mark Wheatley re-elected to lead Barbican Residential Committee

Mark Wheatley has been re-elected as Chairman of the City of London Corporation’s Barbican Residential Committee.

The body oversees the management of all residential and commercial premises for the Barbican Estate, which comprises a mixture of homes and small business properties in the heart of the City. 

Its role is also to hear any representations made to it by the Barbican Estate Residents’ Consultation Committee, ensuring that residents’ views are accounted for in its decision making.

The site is an iconic Brutalist residential complex of around 2,000 flats, maisonettes, and houses.

It is situated next to the Barbican Arts Centre, the Museum of London, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, the Barbican public library, and the City of London School for Girls.

Chairman of the City Corporations Barbican Residential Committee, Mark Wheatley said:

“I’m delighted to continue chairing this important committee.

“The Barbican Estate is a major success story and a thriving 'City village', attracting people from all walks of life, and from all parts of the world, to enjoy its unique environment.

“I will continue to work hard with my colleagues to ensure that our residents and visitors’ interests are supported.”

Mark was elected to represent the Ward of Dowgate in March 2013.

He was born and brought up in Africa and took his secondary schooling in Lancashire before reading for a degree in History and Politics at Edinburgh University.

He relocated to London in 1989 and worked in the City as a banker before moving into consultancy services.

Mark is a director of a consulting and headhunting business. He is a Freeman of the Drapers' Company and lives in southeast London with his family.


Notes to editors

The City of London Corporation is the governing body of the Square Mile dedicated to a vibrant and thriving City, supporting a diverse and sustainable London within a globally-successful UK. www.cityoflondon.gov.uk