Keeping London Functioning
An effective infrastructure network is essential to London’s, and the UK’s, continued competitiveness and future economic growth yet much of the capital’s infrastructure is ageing, heavily crowded and contains little resilience.
Infrastructure supports agglomeration benefits, raises productivity, improves global and national connectivity, enhances competition by lowering transport and communication costs, and supports labour markets by enabling people to travel to work. If London is to remain a leading world city, continued investment in its infrastructure is essential.
London First and its members work to ensure London has the necessary transport, planning framework and wider infrastructure to underpin economic growth.
Find out more about our Infrastructure work
Connectivity Commission – Examining London’s transport links – rail, high speed rail, road and air – with the rest of the UK and wider world.
Infrastructure Commission – Investigating the challenges and opportunities involved in the provision of strategic infrastructure for London, including energy, water, waste and ICT.
Energy – Looking at the challenges developers experience in securing an electricity connection for new development, and cutting London’s carbon footprint.
Other related work
Transport – Making the case to government to protect investment in London transport, our activities encompass the Tube, Crossrail, rail, roads, air and river transport.
Planning and development – Influencing national and regional policy and implementation, to ensure it encourages the development needed to support London’s economic and population growth.