The Mayor of London and SELEP, with Bexley, Lewisham and the Royal Docks Enterprise Zone, commissioned We Made That as part of a multidisciplinary team comprising Regeneris and Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy to develop a plan for the Thames Estuary Production Corridor. It aims to make the Estuary a global centre for digital, cultural and creative production, leading global innovation, developing talent and cultivating world changing ideas.
The Creative Industries are the UK’s biggest growth sector and are recognised within the UK Industrial Strategy and new Creative Industries Sector Deal as a key driver of the future UK economy. Over 1.3m people work in the creative economy across the South East alone and it is estimated that 1.2 million new workers will be needed in the sector over the next decade.
The ultimate aim of the commission is to create a compelling case to attract large scale investment to the Estuary, to support research and innovation and to highlight potential schemes, areas and opportunities. In doing so, it will help to maximise the future contribution that the creative industries can make to the economy of the UK, as well as locally in London, Essex and Kent.
More info: The Thames Estuary Production Corridor Vision