Holly and Melissa both spoke on the subject of industry in London at recent events, for Estates Gazette and RTPI London respectively.
Melissa spoke at EG’s Industrial and Logistics Summit, on the subject of the light industrial uses in London, alongside Hawkins\Brown, Colliers, CAG Consultants, Marchmont Investment Management and Maples Teesdale. The panel covered issues of investor confidence and demand for industrial stock, the implications of the New London Plan on industrial floorspace supply, and what future industrial workspace delivered through intensification schemes might look like, drawing on We Made That’s recent work on industrial intensification for the Greater London Authority. See more of the discussion at #EGSummit.
Holly also spoke at the RTPI London Summit about the challenges of delivering on the Mayor’s vision for ‘Good Growth’ in London’s suburbs. Inevitably, this brings the use of London’s industrial land into question, particularly when boroughs are faced with intimidating housing numbers. Speaking alongside Heather Cheeseborough of LB Croydon, Jane Custane from LB Waltham Forest and Rob Kryzyszowski from LB Brent, Holly advocated for careful consideration and intensification of London’s industrial areas in the face of development pressures.