Four major developers have urged politicians to “get on with Crossrail 2” to aid development in the capital.
Speaking at Construction News’ inaugural Developer Forum, Derwent director Paul Williams said the length of time it took to build Crossrail was a problem and urged politicians to “get on” and build the second rail line.
Asked on his thoughts on a developer levy to help pay for the line, he said: “If we have to pay some tax, ok, but get on with it.”
He was joined on a panel with Land Securities development director Tom Venner, Helical Bar senior development executive Pavlos Clifton and British Land head of planning Adrian Penfold, who all came out in support for Crossrail 2.
Mr Venner said being able to connect their tenants to other parts of the UK could “only be a good thing”, while Mr Penfold urged politicians to also recognise the need for social infrastructure in the UK.