With the pandemic leaving many of our workspaces deserted, the City of London is planning to convert empty offices into housing in a bid to revive the area after the Covid crisis. The City of London Corporation, which looks after the bit of the capital known as the Square Mile, is aiming for at least 1,500 new homes by 2030. At least 35% would be affordable housing, it said, with plans to use a mixture of new schemes and refurbishments of old buildings to meet its housing target.