23 Jan 2014

Competing Pressures: Balancing conservation and commercial viability

Conservation is not the polar opposite to commercial viability it is often portrayed as in regeneration projects, however convenient that might be to the development community.

10 Dec 2013

SE1 - London Bridge, Waterloo, Blackfriars Road & Elephant and Castle

The next phase of development in London’s SE1 will seek to bring regeneration from the river deep into its heartlands, with Blackfriars Road and Elephant & Castle a particular focus. But the redevelopment of Elizabeth House and Shell Centre are ‘vital’ and undersupplied sectors such as workplace need to be addressed if the wider area is to become a truly mixed use neighbourhood.

6 Dec 2013

News release - Don't Move, Improve! 2013, Londonʼs best new home and small office extensions announced at NLA

A 2.3m-wide house in Clapham, a converted warehouse in Bermondsey, a garden pavilion in St John’s Wood and a rooftop office in King’s Cross have been announced as overall winners of NLAʼs fourth ʻDonʼt Move, Improve!ʼ competition to find Londonʼs best and most innovative new home and small office extensions.

3 Dec 2013

Working for the Great Estates

Three leading architects were at the NLA this morning to show how projects they are designing are all beneficiaries of the Great Estates’ long-termist philosophy and the way that lends itself to effective placemaking.

29 Nov 2013

How to deal with the legacy of 1960s university buildings

A high proportion of the UK’s many 1960s university buildings can be effectively updated as part of a sustainable approach that builds on their qualities of character, good floor-to-ceiling heights and natural light. But some are so riddled with deep-seated problems that they must make way for new, low-energy buildings that make the most of the public realm and have a lifespan of 100 years or more.

21 Nov 2013

Delivering homes for an ageing population

The UK must change its attitude towards ageing and deliver homes to serve older people so that their accommodation is treated less like a hospital environment and more as an aspirational choice.

11 Nov 2013

Don't Move, Improve! 2013 - Shortlist announced!

NLA, supported by the British Institute of Interior Design (BIID), Heal’s and RIBA London is once again running Don't Move, Improve! 2013 - a competition, now in its fourth year, to find the best and most innovative home extensions, small office conversions and interior design in London.

5 Nov 2013

Adonis spells out UK’s pressing infrastructure needs

The UK government needs to set up an independent commission to cater for the nation’s pressing infrastructural needs and must end the adversarial approach that worsens its short-term attitudes.

25 Oct 2013

NY-LON Simultaneous Seminars #4: Historic Preservation and City Renewal

London and New York are both seeking to delicately balance the forces of preservation and creative change as schemes such as the redevelopment of Smithfield Market and Park Avenue edge closer.

24 Oct 2013

Lessons from the Great Estates

The Great Estates are London’s most attractive places in which to live and work, thanks to their careful ‘curation’ and the ‘enlightened self-interest’ driving their long-term involvement.