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...]

Spotlight: The Mayor’s Crowdfunding Programme

In our Spotlight series, we cover innovations in regeneration, community engagement, ways of working and more being undertaken by Future of London members. This Spotlight is focused on the Mayor’s Crowdfunding Programme, an initiative managed through the GLA to provide funding to community projects. Background Established in early 2015, the … [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...]

Funding climate change resilience

On 24 May, Future of London brought together senior representatives from local authorities, housing associations, developers and other organisations to discuss mechanisms to pay for schemes that address short-term environmental stresses and long-term resilience in London - and to explore how equity can be built into these programmes. This was … [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...]

Future of London welcomes new BIDs

On Thursday, 5th May, Future of London and research partners Rocket Science held an event to showcase three new central London BIDs and consider the impact they might have on their areas. Following the launch of The Evolution of London’s Business Improvement Districts in March, Future of London director Lisa Taylor and report authors Jo Wilson … [Read more...]

Making the Most of Build to Rent in London

As part of our three-year research programme, Engaging London’s Private Rented Sector, Future of London is reviewing the Build to Rent landscape in London and investigating the opportunities the sector presents for local authorities and their housing association partners. As London’s reliance on the private rented sector continues to grow, many … [Read more...]

Conference: Doing More with Less

  Our June 23rd conference focused on sustainable revenue at local level. Full programme here [PDF]   Our June 23rd conference was an energising day of strategy, skills and connections with Tony Travers, David Lunts, Geeta Nanda, Jo Negrini, Cllr Darren Rodwell, commentator Adam Fineberg, BID chief executives Ros Morgan and … [Read more...]

Effective Partnerships for a More Resilient London

On 20 April, Future of London brought 18 senior representatives from local authorities, housing associations, consultancies, law and insurance to discuss partnership working to improve London’s resilience to climate change. This was the second roundtable in our major research project, Managing London’s Exposure to Climate Change. (A summary of … [Read more...]

Future London Leaders Round 13 launches

  On April 20th, Future London Leaders welcomed its 13th cohort of promising candidates from across the London public sector. The straight-to-business induction included a welcome from FoL board chair and mentor Lyn Garner, director Lisa Taylor and Andy Collyer of programme co-sponsor Lovell, followed by a course outline from Leadership … [Read more...]