The Enterprising Whitechapel local economic report

31 July 2015

The Enterprising Whitechapel Study was commissioned by LB Tower Hamlets in late 2014, to create a better understanding of the economic and business opportunities which could be delivered by development emerging from the Whitechapel Vision Masterplan.

Since the launch of the Vision developments have proceeded at pace and the Council have recognised that to inform these discussions and to facilitate a coherent, impactful and equitable response, a clear strategy is required.

To respond to this need, the ‘Enterprising Whitechapel’ report is intended to build upon the Masterplan’s findings, consider these in the light of current policy drives, providing more definition on the requirements of different sectors and how these can be supported. Importantly, it also makes recommendations on the way forward to ensure the positive impacts of Whitechapel’s evolution are maximised.

The Enterprising Whitechapel report also informs the development of meanwhile uses in the town centre, which will provide an opportunity to test out new ideas, introduce relevant activities into Whitechapel, change perceptions of the area and to stimulate interest and confidence in the delivery of the vision.  To support this implementation good practice has been identified, which could be implemented not only to support positive activity, but also to develop the specific commercial visions articulated within the Whitechapel Vision document.

Regeneris Consulting and We Made That were commissioned for this work, which will continue to inform activities around flexible/affordable workspaces under the Whitechapel High Street Fund project.

To read the full document (139 pages, 6MB pdf) please click on the link below.

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