Knowledge Quarter 2050
Knowledge Quarter 2050 was published in May 2023 and its purpose is to help businesses, investors, developers and institutions understand how to work with Camden Council and partners to secure inclusive economic growth in the area within one mile of Kings Cross. This includes Somers Town and Bloomsbury.
The vision is that by 2050;
“we want the Knowledge Quarter to be and be known as the best place in Europe for collaboration, innovation, and research; a place that delivers inclusive opportunities for local residents, regardless of their means, to fulfil their social and economic potential within the KQ area.”
Knowledge Quarter 2050 sets out three principles and recognises the need to balance supporting economic growth and innovation with securing solutions to the social and environmental impacts of development. It is the framework for collaboration and action towards our shared vision and achieving that balance.
View KQ 2050: A Knowledge Quarter Unlocked (PDF)
Why invest in Camden
Camden is a world-class centre of business growth and the gateway to Europe and the rest of the UK. Our video showcases the borough, and the advantages for businesses locating in Camden:
Camden Council is committed to working with industry to make Camden the best place in London to do business and to work. We work with business groups, investors and developers to secure inclusive local growth.
Camden offers twenty two square kilometres of opportunity and diversity in the heart of London. World leading businesses have chosen to base themselves in Camden for its dynamic environment, opportunities for collaboration and access to skilled talent. Camden enjoys high growth industries life sciences, tech, professional services, and the creative industries.
With more universities than anywhere else in the UK, Camden is a centre for learning and skills. It’s also the home of the Knowledge Quarter, an emerging Innovation District across King’s Cross and Euston. An unprecedented cluster of higher education and research institutes and global headquartering companies such as Google has recently been bolstered by the arrival of pharmaceutical firm MSD.
Jobs and businesses thrive in our high quality and healthy environment, with excellent transport links and a central location in London. King's Cross, St Pancras International and Euston stations provide excellent rail connections locally, nationally and internationally, as well as direct access to three of London's five airports.
Camley Street, part of Camden’s £1 billion Community Investment Programme, is set to deliver 350 new homes in a highly sustainable new neighbourhood. It includes genuinely affordable homes, an uplift in employment space for the knowledge economy and job opportunities for local people, along with new public green and open space.
The redevelopment of Euston Station is a unique opportunity to create a new world-class transport hub, while creating a new piece of city with thousands of new homes and jobs created in the area.