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The Creative Industries in London

Place Spaces Work

The Creative Industries in London

Place, Spaces, Work: The Creative Industries in London is a new publication from Store X Publica. Through research, mapping and illustration Publica has explored where, why and how creative production thrives in the city, and the facts behind one of the fastest growing sectors of the UK economy. 

‘Place’ is an atlas that maps the locations of the creative industries in London, the civic and cultural activities that surround them, the proximity of these places to the centre, and the significance of clustering. ‘Spaces’ presents illustrated case studies of buildings and communities that house the creative industries and the adaptive reuse of existing building stock for creative workspaces. ‘Work’ unpacks the value of the creative sector to the UK economy and major factors that will affect the future of these industries, from education to international trends in digitisation and co-working spaces. 

Publica’s research, conducted over the past year, reveals that if London is to retain its competitive edge, its creative talent, and its vibrancy, current development models and policies must evolve. Creative practitioners need access to markets, clients and networks, as well as room for experimentation and affordable spaces. The creative industries in London require investment in education, digital and physical infrastructure, innovative models of development and tailored policies. ​

This is the moment for decision-makers in both the public and private sectors to ensure creative production and culture are supported, to make them central to new development and policy, and to take a hard look at what works and what is needed for them to continue to flourish. Place, Spaces, Work: The Creative Industries in London is intended as a compelling and engaging look at this subject, and a resource for debate and discussion.

  • Title: Place, Spaces, Work: The Creative Industries in London
  • Location: London
  • Year: 2018
  • Client: Store Studios, 180 The Strand