New plan launched to connect more residents to Camden’s world-leading institutions

Last week, Camden Council launched a new plan to help more residents gain access to world class institutions based in the borough including Google, University College London, and the British Library.

The Knowledge Quarter, an area located near King’s Cross, Euston Road and Bloomsbury, brings together world leading science, arts, technology and charitable organisations, including Google, the British Library, UCL and Lendlease.

To ensure as many residents as possible can connect to the many world-leading organisations in the borough, Camden and Islington Council’s launched a new Knowledge Quarter 2050 strategy to give residents more opportunities to learn and gain valuable skills and employment. 

The key actions outlined in the new plan include making it easier for residents to access education and employment opportunities within the Knowledge Quarter, and support local organisations to be inclusive and fair employers.

Councillor Danny Beales, Cabinet Member for New Homes, Jobs and Community Investment

As the Knowledge Quarter continues to thrive as a hub of innovation, we are excited with what’s to come in the future. Together with the many world leading organisations based in the borough, we can make the Knowledge Quarter the leading hub of inclusive innovation in Europe, driving research and collaboration, and a place that benefits all of its residents and the wider communities. It’s essential that future developments in the area benefits communities in Camden and supports local growth, and this new strategy will help us achieve that.

Councillor Danny Beales, Cabinet Member for New Homes, Jobs and Community Investment

To further grow the Knowledge Quarter, Camden Council is also in the process of finding a development partner for the £500million regeneration project to build new housing and research facilities in Camley Street, a new neighbourhood located near King’s Cross.

The Camley Street redevelopment aims to deliver new affordable workspaces which promote an inclusive economy and benefits local communities, as well as help fund vital council services and build more affordable housing in the borough.

Councillor Beales added: “We want to see Camley Street become a place where our residents can access new employment opportunities in the life sciences sector, where they can live in brand new affordable and high-quality homes, and where children have access to new green spaces.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for a Development Partner to work with us and the local community to create a new sustainable and inclusive legacy for this key part of central London that has great connections to our city, across the country and beyond.”