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London’s Infrastructure 2050: progress update

We are taking action on the Growth and Infrastructure issues facing London, from launching an updated version of our mapping application, to setting up a new group to coordinate infrastructure projects. Explore our progress here.

1. The Mayor's Infrastructure High Level Group

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, has established a High Level Infrastructure Group to oversee construction activity in the capital, and agree a common vision for long term infrastructure planning.

2. Launching the Infrastructure Mapping Application 2.0

We have launched Phase 2 of the Infrastructure Mapping Application (IMA). The online tool is a major step forward, bringing together data from across sectors so that users can explore current and future development and infrastructure projects. Industries can use the map to coordinateplan better and save resources.

The map also helps local authorities and regulators understand places where infrastructure is lacking and highlights the need for investment.

The IMA uses up-to-date data from the public and private sectors, for use by a wide range of infrastructure stakeholders, like engineers, regulators, and developers. 

With some new features you can:

  • filter down to a point or area you're interested in
  • export open data
  • upload your own data to create a personalized map
  • search (with more complete results)
  • adjust the map’s visual presentation to suit your preferences

Right now the IMA is tool for exploring data. We're working on even more new features, like an: interactive dashboard (to give users more insights on the data), 3D modelling and information on underground assets.

3. Growth and Infrastructure Forum

In July 2017, the Mayor held a growth and infrastructure forum to engage with development and infrastructure leaders. The Mayor and his team outlined the vision for London, called on business to work together to deliver the infrastructure the city needs, and listened to the sector’s response.

4. London Strategic Infrastructure Requirements

We've also released the ‘London Strategic Infrastructure Requirements’ report, a programme of investments needed to meet London’s growth. This follows the London Infrastructure 2050 strategy by exploring where infrastructure should be built and improved to respond to rising demands.

5. Infrastructure and Development Coordination Unit

We are currently exploring ways to better coordinate infrastructure and development across London.

We gathered responses on this topic from utilities, engineers, architects, developers, consultancies, homebuilders, contractors, and others until 30 September 2017, and have considered their ideas.

In April 2018, we produced a business case proposal for a new Infrastructure and Development Coordination Unit. Further details will be published soon.