Thames Estuary Production Corridor
The Thames Estuary Production Corridor is a significant new programme to unite East London, the North Kent coast and South Essex to create a world class centre for:
- creative and cultural production
- leading global innovation
- creating new jobs
- developing local talent
- supporting the rapid growth of the creative economy.
The bold industrial vision was launched by the Mayor of London in 2017 in partnership with the London Economic Action Partnership, the South East Local Enterprise Partnership (South East LEP) and the South East Creative Economy Network (SECEN).
Since the vision release, the Thames Estuary Production Corridor has seen momentous development and investment.
Building on the area’s manufacturing legacy, this ambitious programme is developing a series of large scale, state-of-the-art creative and cultural production centres across the estuary, creating opportunities for strategic skills programmes and putting local talent at its heart.
The potential of the corridor has already unlocked over £4.6million investment from central government into the estuary, including £4.3 million for the bold Creative Estuary programme using culture as the catalyst for growth.
It will now play a crucial role in London and the South East’s social and economic recovery after COVID-19. It will contribute to longer term growth through forward thinking investment in culture and the creative industries, helping create thousands of jobs in a time of need, building world-class cultural infrastructure and developing local skills opportunities that will be crucial to deliver sustainable and equitable growth.