City of London planning boss on the future of the Square Mile

On a bright summer morning in London, Alastair Moss acknowledges that there are more attractive locations for an interview than the Fleet Street offices of law firm Memery Crystal, where is he co-head of real estate. “We could have this meeting sitting in Guildhall yard,” he says. “Or on a bench out there on a roof garden, or on a terrace.” Moss points this out not by way of an apology, but to highlight how much the streets, buildings and public spaces in the City of London have changed over the