16 Dec 2012

Meeting London’s carbon reduction targets

Londoners need to get to grips with using their buildings more efficiently if we are to meet tough carbon reduction targets as laid down in the London Plan.

4 Nov 2012

Briefing Note: Delivering London’s Housing Needs

The housing sector in London is facing a shortfall of supply, seismic changes to affordable housing funding and provision, and ongoing financial challenges from mortgages through to local authorities.

6 Dec 2011

London's Future Office Occupier Requirements

The office occupier of the future will require more adaptable, efficient and technologically progressive spaces to get the most out of their assets and lure the best staff.

1 Dec 2011

Water, water everywhere?

London may have to resort to building a ‘Bazalgette 2’ system – which would make the Thames Tideway Tunnel ‘look like a Lego kit’ – if it does not attend to pressing water management concerns.

28 Nov 2011

Design review advice must be a material part of planning process, says Design Council Cabe

Design Council Cabe is lobbying government hard to get officials to recognise the discipline of design review and have it enshrined as a material planning consideration.

22 Nov 2011

NLA Education Conference Report

London is facing a shortfall of some 70,000 school places over the next four years, but providers could improve the process of meeting that demand by looking at higher densities, building tall, and by using a greater degree of standardised components. Those were some of the key findings of an NLA conference held on 17 November, which looked into the aftermath of the James Review into school capital spending.

14 Nov 2011

NLA City of London Development Conference

London needs to sort out its aviation issues and ease the regulatory burden on companies if The City’s predominance in world rankings is to be maintained. But it must also capitalise on the quality of the Square Mile as a place, with refurbishments likely to hold the key for the next phase of development.

11 Nov 2011

Build the Thames Hub or continue losing £1 billion a year

The cost to the UK of doing nothing about our ‘creaking, leaking’ transport infrastructure amounts to some £1 billion a year, said Halcrow’s Europe director Ben Halmer. Halmer was talking alongside Foster + Partners partner Huw Thomas at a special NLA breakfast briefing this morning, detailing the two firms’ £50 billion plans for a new Thames Hub.

31 Oct 2011

Press Release: Time for action on the private rented sector, says New London Sounding Board

Housing needs fresh stimuli – both economic and in terms of high level backing for the private rented sector – if it is to avoid taking a ‘serious tumble’ in the next few years, even from its precarious current position.

12 Jul 2011

Winners announced of first ever New London Awards to celebrate the capital’s best projects

NLA today honoured the capital’s best projects as the centre for London’s built environment announced the winners of the first ever New London Awards at a lunchtime ceremony at Guildhall in the City.