1 Jul 2015

Heatherwick hails ‘human scale’ approach

Thomas Heatherwick wowed a packed audience at the NLA’s first annual lecture with a talk that explored projects from his first student structure of ‘twisting glass’, to the Olympic cauldron, to the Garden Bridge – a human-scaled ‘place’ for lingering and looking out across the city.

30 Jun 2015

Reimagining the Royal Academy

The Royal Academy is working hard with David Chipperfield Architects to get more out of its site for visitors and the wider Mayfair public alike, helping to develop the area as a recognised cultural district as well as a luxury shopping one.

29 Jun 2015

BIDs braced for challenges of next decade

BIDs have made a major contribution to London’s physical environment in the ten years since their inception, with a wide variety of services provided to make the capital a cleaner, greener, and more liveable place.

22 Jun 2015

New funding mechanisms needed to feed London’s infrastructure

With a population growth now measured at nine new residents every hour, London must continue to invest in infrastructure across the board to stay globally competitive. And while plans for Crossrail 2 are well advanced, the capital needs new and innovative sources of funding to enable it and schemes like the Bakerloo Line Extension to go ahead.

17 Jun 2015

International ideas competition launched to solve London's housing crisis

New London Architecture (NLA), in partnership with the Mayor of London, have today lau nched an international competition to tackle the ongoing demands of London's housing shortage.

17 Jun 2015

Good places make money

Building high quality public realm has real, tangible benefits for people’s wellbeing and a city’s liveability – and can bring financial rewards too.

9 Jun 2015

Clive Dutton (1953-2015)

The NLA is saddened to learn of the death of Clive Dutton (1953-2015), a member of NLA’s New London Sounding board and from 2009 to 2013 Director of Regeneration at LB Newham.

1 Jun 2015

Developers told: ‘be ready’ for knowledge economy boom

London developers must be nimble, flexible and open-minded to new areas in the capital if they are to reap the rewards being offered by the burgeoning knowledge economy market. But they should avoid being over prescriptive and above all ensure they are ready to meet the challenges being demanded by such a growing and diverse sector.