Revitalising the Lifeblood of London

Canals are a vital part of London’s industrial heritage and a rich source of urban biodiversity and community wellbeing. The priority of Urban Life will be to preserve the historic waterways that run past our units. We will be using our expertise to revive these incredible resources, improve access for the community, enhance water ecology and support canal heritage education. The preservation of London’s industrial past is part of our journey to a responsible industrial future.

* In collaboration with the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC) and the Canals and Rivers Trust.

Preserving London’s
Industrial Heritage
Educating
Future Generation
Reviving
Community Access

Bringing Canals Back to Life

Repairing and landscaping the canal towpath, improving canal access for local communities to enjoy is central to the plan. Urban waterways are also vital to London’s ecology, a designated site of importance for nature conservation. By installing floating ecosystems, we will improve water quality and attract more wildlife, further regenerating the environment of London. We will:

  • Help with towpath repairs, widening and landscaping
  • Improve signpost wayfinding
  • Install floating ecosystems to improve water quality

Shaping the Future of London

Urban Life will help resource expert educators to visit local schools and lead field trips in collaboration with the Canal & River Trust. We believe deepening an understanding of our industrial heritage and the importance of urban waterways in the next generation is key to shaping London’s future. We will:

  • Support the Explorer programme for school children (via the Canals and Rivers Trust)
  • Sponsor educators in canal ecology and industrial heritage to work with local schools
  • Support canal recreation (canoeing, cycling and other activities)