Housing Zones Network: Expert insight on monster programmes

What does it take to successfully deliver a complex, long-term housing or regeneration programme, and live to tell the tale? To give Housing Zones teams insight into managing some of London’s big multi-year beasts, Future of London is bringing together a senior cross-sector panel on 26th November, as the first session in the Housing Zones Network … [Read more...]

Capturing Value – Briefing

Everything in the London Infrastructure Plan 2050 comes back to investment. Upgrading and building the systems required to accommodate London’s growth to 2050 could cost up to £1.3tn. This means almost twice the current expenditure by 2025, a gap which cannot be covered by the public sector. New mechanisms are needed – and the property market … [Read more...]

Delivering Estate Renewal: Thamesmead site visit

On 5th March, Future of London visited Thamesmead and Abbey Wood with member organisation Peabody, to hear about estate renewal, Crossrail and Housing Zones in this large riverside area. Perhaps best known for featuring as the dystopic setting for A Clockwork Orange, Thamesmead is currently home to around 40,000 people. In fact, the area … [Read more...]

FLL learn about Crossrail, commerce at Canary Wharf

Delivering new infrastructure is critical to accommodating increasing demand on the transport network, but it can also be instrumental in unlocking development and regeneration opportunities across the Capital – the latter of which was the focus of our Crossrail as Catalyst report, released in April 2014. Crossrail is set to deliver on both of … [Read more...]

Surface Tension: Underground London’s impact on the world above

On 26th November, Future of London held the third event in our London 2050 series, Surface Tension: Underground London’s impact on the world above. This half-day conference was kindly sponsored by Arup, and brought together public- and private-sector planners, transport experts, engineers and archaeologists to discuss best practice in managing … [Read more...]

Getting on the map

BBC Two’s The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway has mesmerised viewers with insights into the huge engineering challenge of building Crossrail. The three-part documentary series follows the technical complexities of constructing Crossrail, from the 140m tunnel-boring machines to treating archaeological finds unearthed along the way. The programme … [Read more...]

Crossrail as Catalyst: Realising regeneration around stations

On April 23rd, Future of London launched Crossrail as Catalyst at the King’s Fund. This new report examines how London communities can grasp the regeneration and development potential of Crossrail stations – and of future infrastructure projects. As with any major infrastructure project, part of Crossrail’s promise has been to generate or … [Read more...]

Crossrail report launch – April 23

Future of London is pleased to announce the launch of our new report on the regeneration potential around Crossrail stations – and future infrastructure projects. Supported by  Crossrail,  Arup,  GVA and  London Communications Agency, this multi-platform programme is focused on delivery. It is designed to share best practice from areas which … [Read more...]

Crossrail report launch – save the date!

Crossrail as Catalyst A Future of London report on how London communities can grasp the regeneration potential of Crossrail stations – and of future infrastructure projects. Report launch:  Wednesday, April 23rd, 08:30 - 11:00 AM Location: The King’s Fund, 11-13 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0AN Confirmed speakers: Fiona Fletcher-Smith, … [Read more...]