London Property Alliance research update

25 Aug 2023

As part of our ongoing research programme, the London Property Alliance will be releasing a series of exciting new research projects delving into the growing role of AI in the sector,  how we can make the industry more accessible for people of all faiths, and the evolution of London’s Knowledge Clusters.

If you would like more information or to share your ideas on any of the below projects, please email

AI & the built environment

The CPA and WPA NextGen committees have commissioned a new report which aims to understand how AI will affect the built environment sector, and crucially how it will affect jobs and skills in our industry. This research is kindly sponsored by NextGen champion Gardiner & Theobald. 

The research will explore a number of questions, including:

  • How is AI currently being used in London’s built environment sector?
  • What future opportunities are there for AI in the built environment sector?
  • In addition to interviews and roundtables we are seeking case studies and personal reflections.

Knowledge Clusters: From emerging to maturing

This new research project follows on from our 2018 report on London’s Knowledge Clusters, areas of the capital based around the life sciences and associated industries. The research reviews how they have evolved over the last five years and examines the micro and macro changes that have impacted their growth. Amongst other things, the report will explore:

  • How London’s life science market is maturing and meeting occupier demand
  • How London compares to other life science locations including Oxford-Cambridge, Europe and the US
  • How the industry and local authorities can support London’s life science market to grow

This research is kindly sponsored by British Land, Charles Russell Speechlys, Derwent London, Gerald Eve, The Howard de Walden Estate, King’s Cross Central Limited Partnership, Landsec, Precis Advisory and  Stanhope & Mitsui Fudosan.

Diversifying Real Estate: Faith

The last guidebook in our Diversifying Real Estate series will focus on faith and religion. These guides are designed to promote inclusivity and encourage wider diversity within the property sector and placemaking in central London. 

The first five guidebooks focused on Gender, Race, Sexuality, Disability and Social Mobility and feature case studies and recommendations on how the built environment can be more diverse, equitable and inclusive. This series has been kindly sponsored by NextGen champion Gardiner & Theobald.