27 Mar 2014

City of Westminster - on Location

Westminster is aiming to retain its role as ‘champion of raising the bar in high quality design, delivered for the benefit of the city’ – but must build more office space, even in the face of challenging permitted development rights changes imposed by government.

26 Mar 2014

NLA tall building research results: good design is important but we don’t want to live in them – what Londoners really think of tall buildings

To coincide with the exhibition London’s Growing Up! NLA have conducted an in-depth poll in conjunction with Ipsos MORI, to establish how Londoners really feel about the increasing number of tall buildings planned for their capital.

20 Mar 2014

Overseas Investment: What does it mean for London?

London’s love affair with foreign property investors shows no sign of abating as they capitalise on the UK capital’s ‘safe haven’ status, stable political system and attractive returns.

17 Mar 2014

Supurbia Think Tank

Could the densification of London’s outer suburbs come to the aid of the capital’s ever more concerning housing need?
A special Think Tank on the so-called Supurbia, co-hosted at the NLA by HTA Design, sought to debate the issue to see what could, or should, be done.

14 Mar 2014

New River Thames Crossings and the Garden Bridge

Building bridges in London gets more complex the further east one goes because of the increasing width of the Thames and the need to go higher for large ships to pass beneath them.

12 Mar 2014

Independent study reveals over 230 new towers planned for London skyline

New London Architecture (NLA) has released the results of an independent survey to uncover the number of towers planned for the capital and how this will affect the people who live and work in the city.

5 Mar 2014

‘Long life, loose fit’: Office design for London - NLA Think Tank co-hosted by Buro Four

Reports of the death of the office have been greatly exaggerated.
So said Buro Four’s Ian Roberts – paraphrasing Mark Twain – at an NLA Think Tank on office design for London.

3 Mar 2014

Transforming Tottenham

Tottenham is aiming to transform itself into what could be London’s first ‘21st century suburb’, armed with over £1 billion of private and public investment, the planning expertise of figures who masterminded the Olympics and the determination of the London mayor.