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The London Stansted Cambridge Corridor is one of the most exciting and dynamic opportunities in the UK.

The London Stansted to Cambridge Corridor covers the area from the Royal Docks Enterprise Zone, Tech City, Kings Cross, and the Olympic Park, up through the Lee Valley and M11/A10 and West Anglia Rail corridors, to Harlow and Stansted, and through to Cambridge and Peterborough.

A jobs and growth agenda for the corridor

The consortium has set out its early thinking on a jobs and growth agenda for the corridor.  The LSCC Growth Agenda report looks at the key features of the corridor, as well as the objectives for the consortium.

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Great connections

With an extensive rail and tube network it has excellent links into the heart of the London and northward to Cambridge.  St Pancras and Stratford International Stations provide high speed rail links to destinations in mainland Europe, with plans to expand services to Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Frankfurt. The arrival of Crossrail in 2019 will bring even greater rail connectivity to the corridor, including a direct link to Heathrow Airport – 35 minutes from Liverpool Street.

The M11 / M25, plus A10 and North Circular means the area is a major hub for logistics and distribution, with excellent road links to the UK’s ports and the north.

Stansted Airport

Stansted, the UK’s third busiest airport, provides international connections to over 100 destinations.  The new owner has ambitious plans to double its capacity, adding a range of new, long haul destinations.

Business success

The London – Stansted – Cambridge corridor is home to a diverse range of successful businesses. We have strong clusters in digital technology, bio-medical, logistics, advance manufacturing and low carbon industries.  With a huge range of business locations the corridor can provide affordable, flexible space for industry.

A skilled population

We have a population of 2 million and growing, with nearly 40% of our working age population educated to degree level or above.  With central London at the south of the corridor and Cambridge to the north we have access to the world’s leading Universities.  Our 11 Further Education colleges are focused on delivering the skills business need.

Opportunity sites

The area has a series of major opportunity sites with the potential to accommodate tens of thousands of homes and jobs between the global centers of central London and Cambridge.