London is an internationally competitive, successful city but it is in the depths of a housing crisis.
To deliver the 65,000 homes London needs each year, we are calling for three things to happen:
government to invest more money to get homes built
the Mayor to use the full weight of his powers tobring more land forwardfor development
better ways of building- boroughs to make better use of their land through embracing density; and industry to apply innovation through modern methods of construction
As part of our drive to address London’s skills gap, we’re also encouraging developers to collaborate with each other and across the supply chain to improve construction skills training. See more on our Skills work here.
Building more homes is not just common sense but business sense as well:
London needs more homes to remain globally competitive
Londoners want more homes
London needs to provide homes for all its workers to maintain social cohesion and diverse communities
Our report with Volterra Partners shows a worrying £20bn funding gap that needs plugging to deliver England’s 300,000 new homes a year. In London, the situation is even more acute. Read the findings here.
“We’ve been working very closely with London First, because we all recognise the fact that, socially and economically, to succeed, London needs those new homes.”
James Murray, Deputy Mayor for Housing
Housing — what we’re doing
Effective partnership working between the public and private sectors has resulted in the delivery of new homes across London and the successful regeneration of some of the capital’s estates. We’ve organised a series of roundtables to explore the challenges and opportunities of joint ventures.