Workspace that Works: report launch

Small and micro businesses (SMEs) with fewer than 50 employees make up 99% of all businesses and 41% of employment in London, but workspace here is under threat from office-to-residential conversion and a historically rapid loss of industrial land. Future of London’s Workspace that Works report – based on a year-long programme of research and … [Read more...]

Opportunity knocks in Nine Elms

On August 20th, Future of London visited the Vauxhall, Nine Elms and Battersea (VNEB) Opportunity Area as part of our Communities in Transition series. VNEB, straddling the boroughs of Lambeth and Wandsworth, is one of the largest Opportunity Areas in the London Plan. As a former industrial district, for many years the area has had limited … [Read more...]

Communities in Transition: Nine Elms

Our popular field trip series, Communities in Transition, continues on 20th August with a visit to one of London's largest regeneration sites - the Vauxhall, Nine Elms and Battersea Opportunity Area. Stretched along the Thames and straddling the boroughs of Lambeth and Wandsworth, the 195-hectare site has the potential to provide up to 18,000 homes … [Read more...]

Embedding health in London boroughs

In April 2013, public health was transferred to local authorities under the Health and Social Care Act, 2012. Until then, public health in England and Wales was managed by the NHS, which had taken over responsibility for measures previously administered by local authorities in 1974. The government saw local authorities as better placed to … [Read more...]