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Working Space: Does London have the right approach to industrial land?

This paper sets out the initial conclusions of our Industrial Land Commission, which is exploring how London can make the best use of limited available land to meet the city's competing needs.

This paper reviews evidence gathered for our Industrial Land Commission about the use and value of industrial land, and how these spaces are likely to change in the future.

It presents our initial conclusions for feedback, which we will use to guide the development of our recommendations in the final report.

We gave the opportunity to give feedback on these conclusions following the paper’s publication. The deadline for feedback has now closed but you can still share your thoughts by completing this form.

The Commission

Centre for London is convening a commission on the future of industrial land, chaired by Liz Peace CBE, with Centre for London providing the secretariat. The Commission is exploring how London can make the best use of limited available land to meet the city’s competing needs. Our key areas of investigation include:

  • What role does industrial land play in London’s economy, and how is this changing?
  • How do we balance the need for industrial land with other uses?
  • How can London optimise its use of industrial land, and what can local, city and national government do to support this?

Principal Sponsor

This commission has been generously supported by