Friday 3 November – Tuesday 28 November 2017

Free exhibition

NLA Guest Galleries

This exhibition from Pollard Thomas Edwards shows how you could get involved in the design of your home and neighbourhood and enjoy genuine choice about how you live.

Public discourse voices people’s frustration about lack of influence over our domestic environment, and expresses a yearning for something more than generic products. Even well-intentioned initiatives to raise design quality (for example the London Housing Design Guide, specialist build-to-rent homes and a renewed drive towards off-site fabrication) can have the unintended effect of narrowing the range of what is on offer.

We look at three case studies by Pollard Thomas Edwards showing how consumers of housing can enjoy real influence over some very topical areas of demand:

– Community-led estate regeneration: how a twelve-year collaborative process has transformed a ‘problem estate’ into a connected urban neighbourhood

– Cohousing for our ageing population: how a determined group of older women have joined forces to shape their own futures

– Custom-build family houses: how buyers can create their own homes from one million options

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

Please note, from Monday 4 September until late next year, there will be exit only and no entry to Goodge Street Tube station between 07:30 and 10:00 on weekdays. Please use nearby Tottenham Court Road or Warren Street Tube stations for the Northern line.

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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