Workspace that Works: Brixton

Brixton, in the London Borough of Lambeth, is a popular south London retail and leisure destination, with a thriving high street attracting 70m people a year. The area has excellent transport links but has poor accessibility in places and lacks office space. As with elsewhere in London, existing workspace is under threat from rising rents and … [Read more...]

London workspace workshop

With employment land under increasing pressure from housing, and with the coming devolution of business rates opening opportunities for revenue generation, workspace provision is an increasingly hot topic for local authorities. On 13th June, Future of London brought together public-sector practitioners involved in workspace provision to share best … [Read more...]

Workspace that Works: Camden visit

LB Camden has strong demand for workspace, ranging from large multinationals in central London and King's Cross, to small creative industries in Camden Town, a jewellery cluster in Hatton Garden and a growing life sciences sector around Euston Road. Transport-led development has been a significant driver of workspace provision, with 3.4m sqft in … [Read more...]

Workspace that Works: Dalston

As part of Future of London’s Workspace that Works programme, we are visiting successful SME workspace clusters across London. On 19th April, we visited Dalston, LB Hackney – a summary of the visit is below. Dalston Dalston is one of Hackney’s growth areas, and the council’s 2013 area action plan identifies the cultural and third sector … [Read more...]

Workspace that Works… workshop

On 13th June, Future of London will host a workshop as part of our Workspace that Works programme, exploring the links between SME workspace provision and regeneration. This workshop will give public sector planning, regeneration and economic development professionals a better understanding of what workspace operators need and how to support … [Read more...]

Workspace that Works: best practice in SME workspace provision

Small and micro businesses account for 98% of businesses in London and nearly 50% of all employment. SMEs have capacity to deliver significant jobs and growth in London. In recent years, London has seen an explosion in alternative workspaces catering to small and micro businesses (GLA 2014). The new generation of SME workspace tends to be more … [Read more...]

Chrisp Street market key to regeneration in Poplar

Chrisp Street market in Poplar (LB Tower Hamlets) is a long-running food and convenience goods market which is being used to anchor regeneration plans in the wider area. On 24th September, we visited the area as part of our Communities in Transition series, to see how the market is being used to deliver regeneration programmes and hear about how … [Read more...]

Communities in Transition: Barking

Future of London’s next Communities in Transition field trip will be to Barking on 22nd July. This visit will look at public space and new housing developments around Barking town centre, with a focus on how civic amenities and investment can stimulate quality placemaking. Barking & Dagenham’s 2010 Core Strategy envisions the borough … [Read more...]

Life science sector drives regeneration in Whitechapel

On 28th May, Future of London visited Whitechapel as part of our Communities in Transition field trip series, to hear about the impact of the life sciences sector in the area and broader plans for regeneration and development. Just outside the eastern fringe of the City of London, Whitechapel is a thriving area in its own right. A … [Read more...]

Communities in Transition: Croydon

Future of London’s next Communities in Transition field trip will be to Croydon on 16th June, to look at the impact of large-scale retail development on local regeneration plans. Croydon’s town centre is a strategic priority for the council. The Local Plan envisions the town centre supporting significant growth, with up to 7,300 additional … [Read more...]