A group of eight founding partners from across the property and business sectors, alongside the Mayor of London, have launched Property X-Change, a new platform to help create ‘High Streets for All’ and revitalise London’s 600 local centres.
The initiative is part of the London Recovery Programme and ‘High Streets for All Mission’, led by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and London Councils in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Property X-Change is for everyone, from landlords, to business, to communities looking for space to support local priorities. The platform aims to:
- Surface and share stories where property has been at the heart of fresh approaches to common high street challenges
- Promote diverse voices in an inclusive forum to discuss how we might to secure a fair recovery and bright future for London’s high streets
- Create a network to bring high street landowners, tenants and users together and invite anyone with an interest in successful high street futures to contribute
- Build an open and accessible resource for everyone to use and learn from
- Signpost to other valuable resources to help share things that work
Property X-Change will curate a programme of webinars, case studies and thought leadership alongside an open call for contributions, for the next nine months. Design practices Hassell and Gort Scott have been commissioned to curate the programme.
The Founding Partners are encouraging anyone with an interest in the recovery of London’s high streets to join the network, contribute content via the website (https://propertyxchange.london/) and help demonstrate how high street assets can player a greater role in a fair and sustainable future to support local people and business.
The founding partners are: Bloomberg Foundation; British Property Federation; CBI; Cross-River Partnership;Federation of Small Businesses; Guardians of the Arches; London Councils; Business LDN; Mayor of London; andTransport for London.