Creating the right type of spaces for London’s diverse workforce
In the age of coronavirus and social distancing, telework becomes a reality for almost everyone in the world, transforming the way we produce, consume and live in cities. What will workplaces look like after the pandemic?
London is a global powerhouse of commerce – with particular strengths in finance, tech, media and the service industry – yet this status is being threatened by growing pressures on land, market uncertainty following the EU referendum vote, and rising business rates. The capital is suffering from an accommodation crisis, not just a housing crisis, so how do we ensure development is balanced to create vibrant mixed-use neighbourhoods for workers and residents? Are we providing the right types of workplaces in the right places, and are they flexible enough to adapt to future needs?
This year-round programme explores the future for integrating industrial, commercial and affordable workplaces in the evolving city through bringing together key experts to explore the scope for co-location, attracting and retaining talent, and making the best use of land.
- Maximising remaining industrial land
- Factory design, servicing and the city
- Workspaces: variety, land, affordability, wet/dry labs, co-working
- Impact of Brexit
PROPOSED UPCOMING ACTIVITY
- Work Expert Panel – July 2020
- Digital research 'Workplace Revolution' – 2021
2019 – The Future of London’s Industrial Space’, Breakfast Talk
2018 – Delivering Affordability, Think Tank
2018 – What Workers Want, Half-day Conference
2018 – London Made, Film Screening and Panel Discussion
2017 – Work/in London: Can we mix resi with productive workplaces?Half-day Conference
2017 – The Future of Industrial Integration, Think Tank, May 2017
RESEARCH & EXHIBITIONS
2017 – London Made, Installation showing London’s industrial and cultural heritage at the Seoul biennale
2016 – Work/London: Shaping London’s future workplaces, Publication
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