Having provided key evidence in support of RBKC’s successful application for a borough-wide exemption from office-to-residential permitted development rights, in this project we updated our analysis of key sectors and the relationship between commercial premises and employment across the borough. This study used new techniques to join business data together with premises data, creating an empirical link between the commercial premises offer and the businesses on the ground.
Agglomeration economies, Clusters, Completed projects, Local economic profiles, Research, analysis and evidence, Sector specialisims
The Ortus team (whilst at TBR) delivered this ground-breaking study for GLA which delivered an updated overview of the nature and distribution of economic activity and employment in London, along with a detailed analysis of London’s specialisms, clustering, agglomeration economies, and sector distribution.
Design Council commissioned our team, whilst working at TBR, to undertake research which articulated the value of design in the UK. The research followed a similar methodology to that used in the DCMS Creative Industries Economic Estimates but developed a broader definition of design in order to deliver a robust and comprehensive assessment of the full economic impact of design in terms of employment, GVA and exports, the impact of design micro-businesses, the shape and size of the design sector and the use and under-use of design throughout the economy. The research drew extensively on secondary data sources identified during a scoping study previously undertaken by the team.
We are developing a forecasting tool that Luton Borough Council will use to examine the impact of planned investment on the skills pipeline. Luton has recently launched an investment framework that seeks to secure up to £1.5bn in inward investment that will be applied to a range of physical developments. These developments are estimated to generate up to 18,500 jobs over the next 10 years.
Following on from the ground-breaking Design Economy study in 2015, Design Council has commissioned us to deliver new insight into the skills held by designers across the Design Economy and how these link to productivity, innovation and economic performance.
We are generating the third iteration of our analysis of the economic value and impact of Heritage to the UK economy. This year we are also including estimates of the value of heritage volunteering to develop further the insight delivered by this project. The outputs will include an interactive tool to present the range of indicators address through the study.