Supporting the urban logistics that keep the capital functioning
From distribution hubs to warehouses and factories, industrial development is vital for London’s economy, delivering the goods and services so essential to keep the capital functioning on a daily basis. The rise of e-commerce and changing buying habits continues to fuel this demand.
London’s economy is served by a critical and diverse infrastructure that comprises often hidden industries such as food processing, bicycle manufacture, printing, builders yards and vehicle repairs, among many others. In recent years we have seen a resurgence in the enthusiasm for making, crafting and locally sourced goods, while new processes are harnessing cutting edge technology to make manufacture quieter, cleaner and cheaper.
Retaining the highest quality industrial sites to provide modern warehouse and urban logistics space in the right locations is crucially important to keep London functioning as a global city.
This new year-round NLA Industrial & Logistics programme will bring together leading London experts across development, property, policy and planning to examine the evolution of London’s industrial and logistics sectors which support London as a world-leading centre and in its post-COVID recovery.
Core Lines of Enquiry
- Co-location of industrial sites, making efficient use of land and innovative approaches to delivering homes and jobs
- Delivering quality space with a focus on placemaking, health and wellbeing
- Responding to changing consumer demands, remaining responsive and adaptive
- Sustainability and the environment – meeting the net zero challenge
- To support the development of new industrial sites and retaining of exiting logistic hubs within the capital.
- To provide thought leadership about latest legislation and regulations affecting industrial sites, logistics, freight consolidation and deliveries.
- To showcase best practice of mixed-use industrial buildings successfully incorporating other uses such as residential and contributing to the urban fabric and local context.
- To encourage high-quality design and inclusive placemaking in and around industrial buildings.
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