The City of London is the historic core from which the rest of London developed. It is the world’s leading international financial and business centre and a global hub for innovation, providing employment for over 542,000 people. Offices form over 70% of all buildings, but the City also houses arts and cultural facilities of international renown, acts as a centre of higher education and health services, and is a retail and visitor destination with a distinctive environment combining modern architecture with historic landmarks and conservation areas.
Preparing for significant growth, the City’s Local Plan adopted in 2015 and the draft City Plan 2036 require the protection of existing and the provision of additional offices that are adaptable to meet the demands of different types of business occupiers in the new hybrid working world. Office space will be complemented by a mix of other commercial and leisure uses adding vibrancy to the City’s streets.
Population projections 2021 10,165
Population projections 2050 11,994
London plan new homes (ten-year target) 1460
Building council homes for Londoners (four-year programme) 156
Simon McGinn, Head of City Property Advisory Team
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“The City of London has adapted to major challenges throughout its history, so we are confident the City’s fundamental strengths mean it has a bright future. Our dedication to a green recovery and the recently adopted Climate Action VStrategy, with its vision to be net zero by 2040, have underlined the City of London’s role as a world leader in the fight against climate change. ”
Catherine McGuinness, Chair of Policy and Resources, City of London