Industrial intensification: the new revolution?
18 October 2023
Earlier this year, we convened key stakeholders and policymakers for a roundtable discussion on the opportunities, challenges and best practice of industrial intensification – a topic We Made That has looked at with the Greater London Authority and many others. We’ve been proud to produce the Industrial Intensification and Co-Location Design and Delivery Guidance, and to have supported a number of pilot schemes in their development.
Understanding the key role industrial land plays in supporting local economies and communities, we sought to continue this conversation through a short film outlining why industrial intensification is important for our cities, what we’ve learned and how we think it should be approached.
With landmark industrial schemes coming to fruition, it is an exciting time to be talking about this. Alongside our Co-founding Partner, Holly Lewis, filmmaker Dion Barrett spoke to other experts who are working on some of London’s key industrial intensification projects, Yip Siu, Senior Project Officer, Regeneration at Greater London Authority and Caroline Harper, Deputy Managing Director, Place & Design at Be First.
- Barking Industria, supported by £1m from Round 2 of the Mayor of London's Good Growth Fund, with Be First Regeneration Limited
- Charlton Workstack, supported by £700,000 from Round 3 of the Mayor of London's Good Growth Fund, with Greenwich Enterprise Board
- Lockwood Way, supported by £600,000 from London Borough of Waltham Forest leading on from the wider Blackhorse Lane programme