In partnership with Bidwells, New London Architecture (NLA) has today (June 10) launched its long-awaited research paper ‘Knowledge Networks: London and the Ox-Cam Arc’.
Research paper explores ‘Knowledge Networks: London and the Ox-Cam Arc’
This research paper examines London’s relationship to Oxford and Cambridge, the world leading knowledge-intensive region known as the ‘Golden Triangle’ and analyses the key factors influencing the growth of the knowledge economy in a fast-moving sector.
The project showcase presents exemplary projects and schemes having a transformational impact on the education, healthcare, technology and innovation sectors in the UK.
- London, Oxford and Cambridge — ‘the Golden Triangle’ — have demonstrated global leadership in the response to the COVID-19 crisis. The region’s strengths in life sciences have been at the forefront in developing testing, treatments and, ultimately, a vaccine.
- This unique knowledge cluster has produced some of the most high-profile innovations through the research excellence, collaborations and cutting-edge applications developed by world-leading universities, researchers and companies located in the region.
- This region will play a significant role in the post-COVID economic recovery of the UK. The £1.25 billion support package announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in April 2020 confirms the central role of the tech, life science and related sectors.
- The current lack of a regional plan and coordination across the Golden Triangle poses significant challenges for the future of the region. Unlocking opportunity for housing, transport and workspaces in a coordinated approach will maximise growth.
- Over the last two years, we’ve seen significant investment in spaces for knowledge intensive industries in this area. Over 90 projects are showcased in this report.
- The impact of COVID-19 will result in new challenges for the knowledge sector, as universities adapt to remote learning and flexibility of spaces will become even more important.
- What can we do to future-proof the region to future shocks?
- How might COVID-19 impact the education, science and healthcare sectors in the short to medium term?
- And what longer term implications we may see on the way we plan, design and build for these sectors?
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