Published: 28th Apr 2021

Empty office space could be converted into flats and homes in the heart of London’s Square Mile, as part of a new recovery plan. The Square Mile: Future City report produced by the City Corporation’s Recovery Taskforce in partnership with Oliver Wyman, sets out a vision to turn the financial district into an innovative and inclusive centre. The recommendations include exploring new ways to use vacant space and aim for at least 1,500 new residential units by 2030. The City Corporation will curate an ecosystem of high-potential tech-led businesses. According to the report, it will introduce them to City networks that can help them establish and grow. And the City will also facilitate data-sharing that can be used by data-driven businesses to test solutions. A newly rebranded Small Business Research and Enterprise Centre – replacing the existing City Business Library – will open its doors to start-ups and SMEs on … (To read the full article, subscribe below)