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Shortlist of London’s best new buildings revealed

Media centreNews Including a park built on disused railway coal sidings, the UK’s first pop-up village and a new vision for the West End, the contenders for London’s top planning awards have been revealed. Organised by London First, in partnership with the

November 24, 2016 0 comments

Autumn Statement paints positive picture for London – we now need the Government to deliver

Media centreNews While the Chancellor’s first Autumn Statement offered no big surprises, there were positive announcements on key London First priorities. London First is campaigning hard for the capital to start building the homes it needs through ongoing policy work and the

November 23, 2016 0 comments

The London Property Summit 2016

Media centreNews The 5th annual London Property Summit took place yesterday bringing together some 400 delegates and speakers from local and national government, the planning and development sector and housing associations. This year’s theme was, ‘The Building Blocks for London – Entering

November 11, 2016 0 comments

London’s new Night Czar

Media centreNews The Mayor’s Night Time Commission has announced London’s first Night Czar: Amy Lamé. Amy is a writer, television and radio presenter and performer and a leading figure in the London’s night time industry. She was Mayoress of Camden between 2010

November 4, 2016 0 comments

Clear decision on airport expansion sends signal that Britain is open for business

Media centreNews London First has enthusiastically welcomed the government’s announcement backing a new runway at Heathrow airport. This decision sends a message to business that the government has heeded calls for improved and increased international air links. Now that a decision has

October 26, 2016 0 comments

BREAKING: Government gives green light to Heathrow expansion

Media centreNews The Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling, has announced that the government is backing expansion of Heathrow Airport. London First welcomes this decision. In its next steps, the government has to look at better links to all our airports and plan for

October 25, 2016 0 comments

We must remain open to international talent

Media centreNews While the fallout from the Amber Rudd party conference speech was reverberating across business, our chief executive, Baroness Jo Valentine, was meeting the immigration minister, Robert Goodwill, at the Conservative Party Conference to cut through on all the noise and

October 5, 2016 0 comments
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