London will grind to a halt without Crossrail 2

Media centreNews Responding to the Mayor’s announcement of a preferred route for Crossrail 2, London First Infrastructure Director David Leam said: “In a city growing by over 100,000 people a year we need to expand our transport links if the capital is

October 28, 2014 0 comments

London Planning Awards shortlist unveiled for 2015

Media centreNews London Planning Awards shortlist unveiled for 2015 From a community developed Hindu Temple to a plan to regenerate London’s disused tunnels into pedestrian and cycle links, the developments vying for London’s top planning awards have been unveiled today. Organised by

October 27, 2014 0 comments

Lyons review reflects change in political mindset over housing crisis

Media centreNews London First has made its initial response to a housing report published by former BBC Trust chairman Sir Michael Lyons and commissioned by Labour Party leader Ed Miliband. Lyons’ assertions that a lack of house building is damaging the prospects

October 16, 2014 0 comments

London faces ‘reverse brain drain’ as housing costs mount

Media centreNews Workers could quit London in their droves in the future as many struggle to pay rocketing housing costs, according to new research commissioned by global construction consultancy Turner & Townsend and London First. It raises serious concerns about a ‘reverse

September 26, 2014 0 comments

The time is right for overnight Tube journeys

Media centreNews London First has welcomed the announcement that 24-hour ‘Night Tube’ services at weekends will begin operation from 12 September 2015, transforming night time journeys across London for millions of people. The announcement comes as independent research into the economic benefits

September 24, 2014 0 comments

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