Last edited 20 May 2021

London infrastructure plan

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, commissioned the London Infrastructure Plan 2050 in 2013 to ensure that the city has the infrastructure it requires to remain one of the best places to live, work and do business.

Projections suggest that in 2016 the population of London will exceed 8.6 million, surpassing the city’s previous peak in 1939. By the year 2050 the population of the capital is forecast to rise by 37% to more than 11 million people.

The London Infrastructure Plan is the first attempt to strategically map London’s infrastructure in terms of:

The plan addresses infrastructure investment requirements up to the year 2050. In particular the it focuses on:

The plan aims to develop:

Over the next 35 years, more than £1 trillion of capital expenditure will be required.

In the foreword to the London Infrastructure Plan 2050, A consultation, The Mayor signified the importance of the plan by stating, “London’s needs are stark. In order for Londoners to get the homes, water, energy, schools, transport, digital connectivity and better quality of life they require and expect, our city must have continued investment. By its very nature, infrastructure underpins everything else. We all use it every day”.

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