At the London Festival of Architecture we’ve always known London is the greatest place on earth to be an architect – and now we have the evidence to prove it, thanks to new research we’ve produced in partnership with the Mayor of London’s economics team. We’re launching the research at MIPIM 2017 – if you are going to be there we would be delighted if you could join us.
Our research reveals for the first time the massive contribution that architecture makes to London and the wider UK economy. Architecture is a multi-billion pound industry, making a huge contribution to the UK’s balance of payments and enjoying a rate of growth that is steaming ahead of many other parts of the economy. There’s lots to celebrate – but tricky questions to ask too, as Brexit looms over the diversity of London’s architectural workforce and its huge exports success.
This MIPIM panel discussion, chaired by Peter Murray, will launch London’s Architectural Sector – setting out the huge economic and social contribution made by architecture to London and the wider UK economy. The session – hosted by LFA in partnership with New London Architecture – will also examine the themes in NLA’s Spring Insight Study ‘London: Design Capital’ which will celebrate the capital’s exceptional design, engineering, urban planning and consultancy skills around the world; highlight the new skills and technologies being developed for global markets; and examine the future for London’s creative economy in a post-Brexit world.
- Fiona Fletcher Smith (Executive Director Development and Environment, GLA)
- John Bushell (Principal, KPF)
- Laura Mazzeo (Partner, Farrells)
- Geoff Baker (Director, ASF)