30 Jul 2018

Tom Dixon reveals city planning ambition

Tom Dixon had a surprise up his sleeve for an audience gathered to hear his musical choices at Spiritland in King’s Cross last week – the Tunisian-born designer has a secret desire to go from micro to macro by becoming a city planner.

27 Jul 2018

Time to ‘bust the myth’ of ‘green and pleasant’ Green Belt land, MP tells APPG

London could contribute a million more homes to the goal of easing its ongoing housing crisis if it de-designated and used some of the scrappier, less ‘green and pleasant’ parts of its considerable Green Belt land.

23 Jul 2018

NLA Study Tour: Compact Living – Town Flats

At NLA we’re always keen to explore the newest projects, investigate new ideas, and open the doors to innovation so that our membership can experience what’s new within London’s built environment. That’s why we’ve developed a new series of NLA Study Tours to ensure our members get on the pulse updates of emerging schemes, projects and ideas.

23 Jul 2018

Learning Programme Update

2017-18 has been an extremely busy and successful one for the NLA and The City Centre Learning programme. Through the generous support of The Sackler Trust our schools programme has reached a total of 2,379 pupils from 59 schools this academic year. These groups have engaged in our model talks, taught sessions, workshops, tours and bespoke careers projects run across NLA, The City Centre, Schools Outreach and the London Real Estate Forum.

20 Jul 2018

New ideas for transport: how London will move in the future

From drones to electric vehicles, to making London more conducive to walking and cycling, we heard a broad range of ideas for the future of London’s transport in our quick-fired presentation evening on Wednesday 18 July.

18 Jul 2018

Workplaces should concentrate on creating the right culture

The workplace of the future will be more about creating a ‘community’, both inside and out of buildings, with developers and architects becoming more ‘facilitators’ and ‘encouragers’ to create the right culture in which workers can thrive.

18 Jul 2018

NLA preview the new Tottenham Court Road Elizabeth Line station

The NLA team recently had the honour of visiting the new Tottenham Court Road Elizabeth Line station whilst under-construction – realising a dream we’ve all had for years. We eagerly gambled down the road from the NLA offices to the new Dean Street entrance, where we were met with the new purple roundel – our first glimpse at the Elizabeth Line which will soon transform London’s transport network. Over 600 people are working on the station at the moment, with station architects HawkinsBrown and contractor Laing O’Rourke leading the project.

4 Jul 2018

Do more on diversity, Mayor Sadiq Khan tells industry at New London Awards 2018 ceremony

London's development industry must do more to improve diversity levels to better reflect the city it builds in, said Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, in a keynote address today to over 700 built environment professionals.

2 Jul 2018

More than housing - South East bids to raise quality

How can the wider south eastern region of the UK complement and help London’s growth whilst still maintaining quality and avoiding the alienation of its existing communities?

27 Jun 2018

Isle of Dogs glimpses ‘ultra-high density’ future

The developers and architects creating what will be the densest area of the UK must strive to provide enough social infrastructure or risk losing both its essential character and the living standards of the strong local community.