London's Growing Up! - Exhibition

Thursday 3 April – Thursday 12 June 2014

©CPAT/Hayes Davidson/Jason Hawkes

London is about to see an explosion in the number of tall buildings, as the capital's population increases and investors pour money into London real estate. There are now more than 230 tall towers over 20 storeys in the pipleine for London, which, if all complete, will have a signficant impact on the London skyline, streets and public spaces.

This NLA exhibition, based on the findings on an NLA Insight Study into tall buildings in London, examines the impact that this growth will have on the capital, through a series of images, models and interactive displays. It examines where this growth is taking place and why, the key organisations that have a say in tall building policies and how the planning system is responding.

Free to enter and on view until 12 June, the exhibtiion is supported by a series of NLA events, including roundtable discussions, conferences, breakfast talks, walking tours and site visits.

Check the Events page on the NLA website for more details of all forthcoming events.

Late night openings
The Building Centre will be open from 18:00-20:00 on:
Tuesday 20 May
Tuesday 27 May

No prior booking required

Click here to download the full NLA Insight Study and Project Showcase.

Visit the Guardian Datablog for a full breakdown data produced by GL Hearn into the number of tall buildings coming forward in London

NLA have also conducted in an-depth poll with Ipsos MORI into Londoners' views on high rise towers - for details go to


With thanks to all supporters of the NLA Insight Study:

Sponsored by: GL Hearn, Ian Simpson Architects, JLL, Montagu Evans, Turner & Townsend 
Supported by: British Land, Canary Wharf Group, European Land, TIAA Henderson Real Estate 
Associate sponsors: AECOM, Arup, Nullifire, RIBA, Savills
Visual partners: Hayes Davidson

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NLA, The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, WC1E 7BT

Free Entry

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NLA and the Building Centre

Monday to Friday: 9.30 am - 6.00 pm
Saturday: 10.00 am - 5.00 pm

We are closed on Sundays, Bank Holidays, Easter Saturday and for the Christmas period from 24th December to the first working weekday of January.

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