High Street London London

High Street London London

Recognising that London’s high streets play a vital role across the capital, but are neglected and poorly-understood, Design for London (DfL) and the London Development Agency (LDA) commissioned Gort Scott and UCL to carry out a research study to assist in the development of the LDA's emerging High Streets Agenda. 

Client: London Development Agency
Project Status: Completed

Using existing and original research, the High Street London project furthers understanding and insight into the functioning of high streets, identifying the current and future role of high streets from a very local to a city-wide scale, thereby identifying the role of high streets in supporting London’s sustainable growth and development.

Research, analysis and conclusions were compiled into an extensive report in collaboration with UCL/CASA. Six case-study high streets were then selected for more detailed spatial, land-use and economic analysis, and on-the-ground observation. The outcomes of the research were then directed into a small, self-contained, site-specific pilot study carried out by Gort Scott, proposing a series of interventions and funding mechanisms for the Roman Road in Redbridge. 

The high streets agenda, now spearheaded by the London Mayor’s organisations, the General London Authority (GLA) and Design for London (DfL), has evolved to influence the Outer London Fund and Regeneration Fund, both specifically aimed at stimulating the regeneration of London’s high streets and town centres. 

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