The authors would like to thank the many people who have shared expert advice and given feedback throughout this project, especially the members of the project’s Advisory Group: Cllr Timothy Barnes (Cabinet Member, Westminster City Council); Charles Begley and Rosie Day (Executive Director and Director, London Property Alliance); Patricia Brown (Director, Central); Cllr Stephanie Cryan (Cabinet Member for Jobs, Business & Innovation, Southwark Council); Ruth Duston, OBE, OC (Chief Executive, The Northbank BID); Jenny Gulliford (Senior Policy Manager, Central London Forward); Andrew Hicks (Estate Director for Covent Garden, Capital & Counties Properties PLC); Alexander Jan (Chair, Bee Midtown); Cllr Asima Shaikh (Executive Member, Inclusive Economy & Jobs); Jeremy Skinner (Assistant Director of Strategy, Insight & Intelligence, Greater London Authority); Steven Spires (Senior Insight Manager – Business, London & Partners); Tony Travers (Director, LSE London).
We are particularly grateful to the anonymous interviewees and roundtable participants who assisted our research. Huge thanks are also due to colleagues at Centre for London, particularly to Richard Brown, for helping to see this project through. The views in this report are nevertheless solely those of the authors, and all errors and omissions remain the responsibility of the authors.
This project would not have been possible without the generous support of our sponsors. We are grateful to our Major Sponsor: Capital & Counties Properties PLC; and to Supporting Sponsors: Bee Midtown, London Property Alliance (CPA/WPA) and The Northbank BID.