London’s biggest city is preparing to get its new office towers built by 2020, with a new scheme that is designed to lure more staff to the capital.
The first phase of the scheme is set to open in 2020, when the first phase will see more than 400 towers built across the city, according to the city’s Mayor Sadiq Khan.
The plan has been dubbed Illuminate London, and it is designed around the idea of making the city more welcoming and inviting.
“It’s a huge step in the right direction, it’s a real step forward, but the real change is the arrival of the first tower,” Mr Khan told the BBC.
“If you look at London, it is a big city, it has the world’s tallest buildings, but it is also one of the most segregated and most hostile places to work.”
So this is a very important step in terms of giving people more opportunities to be here, to be part of a more diverse city.
“In addition to the new towers, the first two phases of Illuminate L.A. will also see the creation of a “sophisticated innovation hub”, with an innovative research institute, as well as the introduction of a new cultural hub.
The project is part of London Mayor Seddique Matej-Balibar’s bid to make the city a “better place for business” and attract investment.”
There is a lot of demand for innovation in the city,” Mr Matej of the city said.”
The city is a great place to do business, but we need to be able to create jobs in London.””
In London, we are really struggling to attract good talent and the city has the lowest rate of university places.
“And that’s what the Illuminate project is going to make a big difference in, to attract and retain the best and brightest.”
Mr Matej said the new tower would also create “a more inclusive environment” for the “most disadvantaged sectors”.
“This is really a very progressive and progressive approach to change and we want to take the lessons of the Illumine project and bring it to London.”