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Offices in London are the battleground used by tenants in the ongoing ‘war for talent’. Staff are voting with their feet and seeking out buzzy, facility-rich environments in interesting locations with wellbeing increasingly a deciding factor, alongside cycle storage, showers, cafes and bars.

Yet London’s status as a global powerhouse of commerce – with particular strengths in finance, tech, media and the service industry – is challenged through rising business rates and a lack of supply resulting from policy changes and greater demand for residential uses. 

What does London need to maintain its position, and how can we plan and create workplaces fit for future needs? How do we ensure the future provision of affordable workspaces, and space for industrial and service uses to support a vibrant capital? And how far can businesses be successfully co-located with other uses to create vibrant neighbourhoods?

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