Working with Camden - the story so far
Since our appointment as MDP in March 2018, we have worked closely with the council to understand their priorities for the Euston area. These priorities are set out in the Euston Area Plan – a joint piece of work between the Council, the Greater London Authority and Transport for London that was adopted in 2015.
Alongside the Euston Area Plan (EAP), Camden has been working to develop the Draft Euston Planning Brief, which looks more closely at the HS2 and NR site, and the opportunities it could bring. Lendlease has been part of this process through formal consultation and discussions with Camden regarding the concepts which could be brought forward in delivering a comprehensive masterplan at Euston.
Lendlease shares the ambitions and many of the priorities set out in the EAP, including making the best use of space by delivering comprehensive development, increasing and improving open space, creating better connections between Euston and its surrounding neighbourhoods, streets and spaces, and providing new housing and employment, retail and community space.
How we will work with the Knowledge Quarter
We are really lucky to be working on a project with neighbours who, like us, are committed to our surrounding communities, and who share our ambition in creating places where people from all sorts of backgrounds come together. Camden is home to thousands of talented students, entrepreneurs, academics and world-famous institutions like the British Library and the Crick Institute. Many of these institutes are members of the Knowledge Quarter - a cluster of over 100 academic, research, cultural, scientific and media organisations concentrated within a mile radius of Kings Cross.
We want to build long-term relationships with the Knowledge Quarter and Camden’s leading institutions and work together to make sure Camden is a beacon of culture, knowledge, and community, and that all members of the community can participate in, and benefit from, an inclusive knowledge economy.