The NLA Programme

NLA’s year-round programme examines all sectors of London’s built environment from housing to commercial development, regeneration to infrastructure, as well as major areas of opportunity across the capital.

A carefully curated mix of research, events and exhibitions provides comprehensive coverage of the issues affecting London’s changing physical environment.

Download our programme topics and a more detailed 3 month programme, April - June 2018 here.

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Free London Model Talk

Model Talk, Friday 22 June 2018

12:30-13:00

NLA’s giant interactive model of central London brings the story of London’s historical and physical development to life.

Store Street Social

, Friday 22 June 2018

at The Building Centre from 5:30pm

Join us on Fridays from 5:30pm throughout June at our new Barista Bar and enjoy end of the week drinks and conversation. The Gentlemen Baristas, The Building Centre and New London Architecture have joined forces to host Store Street Social with drinks, snacks and live music.

Knowledge Capital: spaces for health

Lunchtime Talk, Friday 22 June 2018

13:15-13:45

A detailed focus on current and future transformations in medical and health facilities in London. Hear from key stakeholders on updates to major institutions across the capital, exploring the complex and detailed design necessary to create successful, safe and sustainably facilities for the future of the capital’s health sector.

The New Royal Academy

Free Breakfast Talk, Friday 22 June 2018

08:30-09:30

Following an extensive 10 year redevelopment project, The Royal Academy of Arts' RA250 project is complete and thriving, linking Burlington House with 6 Burlington Gardens.

Don’t Move, Improve! Design Surgeries - This Week!

Free Event, Saturday 23 June 2018

10:30-13:30

Don’t Move, Improve! Design Surgeries offer FREE advice and inspiration to Londoners looking to extend their homes.

Under 5s Morning

Free Event, Monday 25 June 2018

11am - 12.15pm

Attend one of our special creative, hands-on and sensory sessions to introduce your little ones to the inspiring buildings all around them.

Isle of Dogs: London’s emerging metropolis

On Location, Tuesday 26 June 2018

12:30-19:30

Guided by a new OAPF launching this spring, and aided by the imminent arrival of Crossrail, the Isle of Dogs is experiencing unprecedented change, creating a unique set of challenges.

New London Neighbourhood Tour - Canary Wharf

Walking Tours, Wednesday 27 June 2018

10:30-12:30

Just 28 years after construction began, Canary Wharf is one of London’s planning success stories. This walk will explore new developments in the area as it prepares for the arrival of Crossrail in 2018.

UCL Campus Tour: the heart of Bloomsbury

Campus Tour, Wednesday 27 June 2018

10:30-12:30

Join NLA for a site visit of University College London’s Bloomsbury campus, for a detailed update on campus development strategies and major new building projects, both in progress and recently completed.

Beyond London boundaries: growth in the wider South East

Half-day Conference, Thursday 28 June 2018

09:00-13:00

London and the Wider South-East region accommodate one third of the population of England, and the growth projected for the next decades will mean the provision of millions of additional new homes, infrastructure and jobs.

Free London Model Talk

Model Talk, Friday 29 June 2018

12:30-13:00

NLA’s giant interactive model of central London brings the story of London’s historical and physical development to life.

Estate Regeneration: empowering communities

Working Group , Tuesday 3 July 2018

Invitation only

Examining the future of one of London’s most vital infrastructures – public housing estates – this think tank will discuss the future of community engagement and the role this will play in creating successful regeneration projects going forward.

Knowledge Capital: spaces for innovation

Lunchtime Talk, Friday 6 July 2018

13:15-13:45

A detailed focus on current and future transformations in research and innovation facilities and the effect on the wider regeneration of their area. Hear from key stakeholders on updates to major innovation and research institutions across the capital.

NLA Study Tour: Compact Living - Town Flats

NLA Members Event, Tuesday 10 July 2018

08:30-09:45

The housing shortage is one of the biggest crises facing this generation. Compact living is a lifestyle choice for those who prioritise a central location over space, and it is already an important part of the mix in global cities like New York, Hong Kong and Tokyo.

Sir Peter Hendy's Routemaster Bus Tour: South-West Crossrail 2 route

NLA Members Event, Wednesday 11 July 2018

17:30-20:30

Join Sir Peter Hendy and our very own Peter Murray at this exclusive Hendy Routemaster Tour, open for NLA members only.

New London Neighbourhood Tour - Shoreditch

Walking Tours, Saturday 14 July 2018

14:00-16:00

Join NLA as we explore Shoreditch, London’s creative urban neighbourhood with an ever-changing supply of start-ups, independent cafes, event spaces and pop-up retail. Discover an area of east London undergoing unprecedented transformation through infrastructure, innovation and mixed-use development.

What workers want

, Tuesday 17 July 2018

09:00-13:00

It is becoming increasingly accepted that the workforce is the most valuable asset of any business, with companies throughout the globe seeking to create the kinds of spaces that attract and retain talent, whether this is through location, access, or wellbeing initiatives – or ideally a combination of the three.

New London Neighbourhood Tour - King's Cross

Walking Tours, Wednesday 25 July 2018

10:30-12:30

The dramatic renewal of this key two-station transport hub kick-started the regeneration of King’s Cross Central, 67acres of old railway and industrial land being transformed into a vibrant new neighbourhood for living, working, learning and play.

New London Neighbourhood Tour - The City

Walking Tours, Saturday 11 August 2018

14:00 - 16:00

Traditionally the historic and financial heart of the capital, The City of London continues to experience ongoing regeneration. Home to some of London’s largest and most high-profile tall buildings, this ever-changing neighbourhood offers bustling excitement alongside creative public realm projects and cultural buildings.

New London Neighbourhood Tour - West End

Walking Tours, Wednesday 29 August 2018

10:30-12:30

World famous for its theatres, retail and night life, discover London’s West End as it undergoes massive transformation and new placemaking projects.

New London Neighbourhood Tour - Bankside

Walking Tours, Saturday 8 September 2018

14:00-16:00

This area of London, along the south bank of the Thames, offers some of the most exciting and diverse spaces in the capital. With a generous supply of cultural buildings, transport links and river-side public realm, Bankside continues to see increased development of residential and workspace projects together with museum, gallery and theatre improvements.

New London Neighbourhood Tour - Canary Wharf

Walking Tours, Wednesday 26 September 2018

10:30 - 12:30

Just 30 years after construction began, Canary Wharf is one of London’s planning success stories. This walk will explore new developments in the area as it prepares for the arrival of Crossrail in 2018.