Living legacy: Creating thriving places

We are committed to creating a legacy of high quality sustainable homes, mixed use buildings and thriving places across London. Through collaboration with local stakeholders, our approach to place shaping will bring economic prosperity and healthy, sustainable lifestyles for residents, occupants and visitors.

Objective 1:

Create a Living Legacy framework using best practice placemaking principles

Following a detailed review of existing policies, emerging urban design frameworks, socioeconomic and environmental standards, and the emerging consultations of the London Plan, we have developed a comprehensive Living Legacy framework.

The framework consists of 10 principles and a series of supporting objectives, which we believe are vital towards creating strong communities and encouraging sustainable lifestyles:

Objective 2:

Trial the Living Legacy development framework on one new project

We have trialled the framework within several new mixed use schemes of varying scales in differing London boroughs such as the LEB Building in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. Initial stakeholder reviews are helping us to test the principles and its flexibility. We will continue to test it and gather important feedback to inform our approach moving forward.

Objective 3:

Develop a Living Legacy toolkit

We have created a toolkit that will inform project briefings and live throughout the development lifecycle to embed Living Legacy principles at each project phase.

It is likely that the toolkit will be further developed during the emerging consultations of the London Plan in 2017/18, and nuanced on live projects.

Monitoring trends to create a Living Legacy

To safeguard our strategy and to deliver a positive long term contribution to London’s built environment, we have undertaken a detailed analysis of the socioeconomic and environmental priorities in a cross-section of London boroughs including Brent, Enfield, Hackney, Newham, Southwark and Tower Hamlets.

We will continue to monitor societal trends such as the demographic expectations of Baby Boomers and Generations X, Y and Z, which are increasingly important, to ensure that our BLL strategy delivers on our ambitions.