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, Executive Director of Development and Environment, Greater London Authority
Pat Hayes, Executive Director, Regeneration and Housing, LB Ealing
Ian Lindsay, Land and Property Director, Crossrail
Joanna Rowelle, Associate Director, Planning, Policy and Economics, Arup
Martyn Saunders, Principal Consultant, GVA

As with any major infrastructure project, part of Crossrail’s promise was to generate or enhance economic opportunity in the areas it touches, particularly through regeneration around stations. And as with previous rail projects in and around the Capital, results – at least so far – have been mixed. Some communities are seeing direct and rapid benefits tied to planned stations, while others have yet to grasp Crossrail’s potential.

What are the key ingredients for getting public realm, development and regeneration efforts moving? What kinds of partnerships are required? Perhaps most importantly, what transferable strategies can be applied across Greater London? To tackle these and other questions, Future of London launched a major research programme on maximising regeneration potential around Crossrail stations.

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 have made the most of Crossrail and its predecessors; to identify further opportunities; and to see how stakeholders can work across sectors and boundaries to deliver resilient communities at these revitalised hubs.

The project is guided by a senior steering group representing the sponsors as well as the Greater London Authority, Transport for London, UCL, London Borough of Redbridge, Peabody Group and Urban Design London.

Registration is required. Please register your interest at and we will notify you if you have secured a place.

Details of our work so far, including reports from our two research seminars, can be found on our news page.