Liddell Road is an example of what is happening throughout London: land with low density uses is being redeveloped for private housing. Small businesses are forced to move further out. It is now almost impossible for people on modest incomes to work and live in inner London because London's prosperity is driven by finance and property development.
In 2015 Camden Council closed its successful Liddell Road industrial estate, which it had built in the 1980s to support small businesses. The site is being redeveloped with a new primary school and private housing. There will also be some workspaces for small businesses but these will not be suitable for the small businesses whose leases were terminated. The Liddell Road businesses had less than a year to find new premises, with higher rents, further out of London and in some cases on other sites planned for redevelopment. Some of them had to close down.