Identifying opportunities for local people to prosper during Euston’s regeneration

Lendlease supports a citizen-led research project to create a prosperity and wellbeing index for Euston

  • 7 May 2021
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  • Lendlease Author Better Places

Lendlease has partnered with Camden Council, Camden Giving and University College London’s Institute for Global Prosperity (IGP) to develop a prosperity and wellbeing index for Euston. 

The index will be used to measure and track the long-term impact of regeneration on communities in and around Euston. This will help to identify opportunities for local people to prosper while regeneration is underway.

Prosperity is about the opportunity for people to live a good life, and it means different things to different people. 

Good Life Euston is an 18-month collaborative research project designed to identify what a ‘good life’ means to those living in Euston and the wider Camden area. This will inform the creation of a set of specific indicators for measuring prosperity and wellbeing for Euston. A group of local residents have been employed and trained as citizen social scientists to conduct the research in their communities.  

This research builds on the work conducted by Euston Young Voices (EYV), which employed 11 young people from Camden to uncover what prosperity and inclusive regeneration means to local people. The valuable findings from EYV and Good Life Euston will help to build the Euston Prosperity and Wellbeing Index. 

Euston is one of London’s largest urban renewal projects. The redevelopment plans span 22 hectares, and include new offices, homes, retail, leisure, and entertainment spaces. From 2026 Euston station will also be the home of the UK’s new high-speed rail link, HS2. 

Lendlease is the Master Development Partner for the Euston project and strongly believes in active community engagement. Involving local people within the decision-making process ensures that their communities can continue to thrive. This is an integral part of the company’s sustainability approach.  

Lendlease’s Project Director for Euston, Phil Gould said “This research provides an excellent opportunity to record the experiences and aspirations of local residents. But most importantly to be able to find out what they believe is most important for this project, which will help us plan a transformation of Euston that delivers for everyone.”

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