We Made That were commissioned by the Greater London Authority to explore the potential for intensifying use of London’s industrial land, in response to new policies in the draft London Plan. This study is based on a range of model sites, selected to typify London’s industrial areas in scale, value and accessibility.
The study investigates the design challenges, underlying costs and viability of ambitious mixed-use. This study provides guidance on approaches to industrial intensification including co-location with residential and tests the viability and deliverability of various proposals. This is done through reviewing policy and defining industrial intensification, developing specifications and construction costs, providing urban scale guidance and using model sites to test typologies and understand the viability of co-location across London.