21 Jun 2017

Peter Murray - Grenfell Tower fire: Londoners must be safe in our city of towers

After every major tower block fire in recent history, guidance has been issued.

Following the fire in 14-storey Lakanal House in Camberwell in July 2009, in which six people died and more than 20 were injured, the expert coroner suggested a string of changes to the regulations covering residential towers that included installing sprinkler systems.

19 Jun 2017

‘The demand is out there – why aren’t you?’

Built environment professionals were at the NLA last week to get valuable hints and tips on how to work abroad from the UK’s Department for International Trade – and from those who make it happen in five separate hotspots around the world.

16 Jun 2017

Housing takes centre stage – LREF day 2

With the tragic Grenfell Tower disaster setting housing issues into sharp relief, the topic was a key strain in day two of LREF – but with more of an emphasis on the continuing quest for an answer to how and where London can attend to its supply deficit.

15 Jun 2017

Talent is the key for London, LREF hears

Talent was the thread running through a number of talks at LREF today as the show got into gear – how London can attract, grow and retain it to keep its competitive edge on the world stage.

14 Jun 2017

London Real Estate Forum told – listen to ordinary Londoners

The GLA’s David Lunts made a plea for developers to remember the needs of the communities they build in as he launched this year’s LREF in Berkeley Square last night.

13 Jun 2017

Annual lecturer Adjaye makes case for greater diversity

The built environment sector specifically – and society more generally – should aim to make ‘big jumps’ rather than incremental changes to secure greater diversity.

9 Jun 2017

Engaging people - communicating architecture

Leading figures from architecture centres in New York, Chicago and Washington DC were at the NLA this morning to share their experiences in communicating built environment issues to the public.

8 Jun 2017

New London Awards 2017 Shortlist - Press Release

New London Architecture reveals 160 strong shortlist for the New London Awards, and invites Londoners to vote for their ‘People’s Choice’

8 Jun 2017

London: designing the world

A special Pecha Kucha celebrating London’s strength in design this week showed how the UK capital continues to export its rich array of built environment talent and expertise to the world.

7 Jun 2017

London looks to Europe on active design

London can learn valuable lessons from Paris, New York and Copenhagen in the art of integrating active travel and wellbeing into their new and existing pieces of cities.