We help make things happen

2016 was memorable for having too much news; we are still adjusting to the new world, like everyone else. But in the middle of upheaval, it was good to see some of our work take physical shape.

There are now housing developments under way at North Walsham, Loddon and Little Plumstead in Norfolk assisted by loans from New Anglia LEP and Greater Norwich Growth Board.  The New Anglia Enterprise Zone – for which we helped  bid – already has developments under way at Norwich Research Park and Ipswich as well as a first tenant announced at Suffolk Business Park in Bury St Edmunds. The Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre at University of Suffolk is now open for business.

In Greater Cambridgeshire and Greater Peterborough, Trinity College’s Sir John Bradfield Centre in Cambridge is almost finished as is the Fletton Parkway road scheme in Peterborough. The EZ site at Lancaster Way Business Park, Ely has new road infrastructure and a major new tenant while the Agritech grant scheme has several completed small rural projects.

In Hertfordshire, the South Oxhey town centre regeneration is on site; road infrastructure has been put in at the Watford Health Campus and Elstree Studios has opened the George Lucas stages.

Local Economy

The Local Economy Policy Unit at London Southbank University was started in the 1980s. LEPU is responsible for publishing “Local Economy” a peer-reviewed academic journal. Dominic Williams is a member of the editorial board of Local Economy and has contributed a number of articles including “Spatial Dimensions of Social Mobility”, the article that was awarded the 2010 Sam Aaronovitch prize.  Continue reading “Local Economy”