Amidst all the uncertainty thrown up by the election result, one of the few remaining certainties is the ongoing housing crisis. All parties went into the election promising to build more houses, and whoever forms the next government simply has to get on with it.
As the LFA’s research showed earlier this year, London’s architecture sector is hugely dependent upon a talented workforce drawn from all over the world. We hope the absence of a mandate for a harsh Brexit will now make a new government take a more pragmatic approach to overseas workers, by negotiating a deal with the EU that does not choke off UK architecture’s ability to draw upon global talent. The London Festival of Architecture looks forward to working with the next government and newly elected MPs to champion architecture and protect the needs of our brilliant architecture sector.