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Industrial & Logistics

Supporting the urban logistics that keep the capital functioning

Industrial developments are vital for London’s economy, delivering the essential goods and services to keep the capital functioning, fuelled by the continued rise of e-commerce and shift in buying habits. Retaining the highest quality industrial sites to provide modern warehouse and urban logistics space in the right locations is crucially important for the resilience of London. 
London’s economy is served by a critical and diverse infrastructure that comprises often hidden industries. In recent years we have seen a resurgence in the enthusiasm for making, crafting and locally sourcing goods, while new processes are harnessing cutting edge technology to make manufacture quieter, cleaner and cheaper.
The NLA Industrial & Logistics programme brings together leading London experts across development, property, policy and planning to examine the evolution of London’s industrial and logistics sectors which support the capital as a world-leading centre and in its post-COVID recovery.

Core Lines of Enquiry 

  • Co-location of industrial sites, making efficient use of land and innovative approaches to delivering homes and jobs
  • Delivering quality space with a focus on placemaking, health and wellbeing
  • Responding to changing consumer demands, remaining responsive and adaptive
  • Sustainability and the environment – meeting the net zero challenge

Programme Aims

  • To support the development of new industrial sites and retaining of exiting logistic hubs within the capital.
  •  To provide thought leadership about latest legislation and regulations affecting industrial sites, logistics, freight consolidation and deliveries.
  •  To showcase best practice of mixed-use industrial buildings successfully incorporating other uses such as residential and contributing to the urban fabric and local context.
  •  To encourage high-quality design and inclusive placemaking in and around industrial buildings.


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Industrial and logistics: is London delivering?


Industrial and logistics: is London delivering?

Watch back as our latest evening talk spotlights the latest updates in policies and guidance a year on from our research...

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Industrial & Logistics: Can London Deliver?


Industrial & Logistics: Can London Deliver?

NLA's latest report draws on research, interviews, and insights from sector leaders, making recommendations of practical...

Industrial and resi co-location


Industrial and resi co-location

Next month NLA launches its Industrial and Logistics Report. Here, Expert Panel member Tim Ward of Chetwoods talks to Pe...

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