General view of the redeveloped canal basin near King's Cross station, Euston Road, London.

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The redeveloped canal basin near King's Cross station, Euston Road, London where 20 historic buildings have been restored and refurbished. The mixed-use development will support a new population of over 42,000 people © Historic England DP149040.

London's Heritage is Vital for Good Growth

From a former vinyl factory in Hillingdon transformed into housing, to a church in Hackney Wick now used as homes and a community centre, a new report from Historic England demonstrates how heritage can successfully underpin London's growth.

The report 'Translating Good Growth for London's Historic Environment' also argues that heritage-led regeneration and heritage inspired design not only creates interesting buildings, spaces and places, but creates jobs, increases footfall to areas, boosts communities and well-being and can be more environmentally sustainable.

Continuing our work in preparation for the consultation on the London Plan in 2017, the report's 15 case studies from across London illustrate best practice and the benefits that can be achieved when the protection and enhancement of historic assets is coupled with innovative and creative solutions.

Read the report

The report is part of our Keep it London campaign, promoting London's historic environment as a key element of London's future.

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