30 May 2013

Pecha Kucha: Meanwhile…

A strong group of speakers gathered on Wednesday night at Squire and Partners’ St Chad’s Place near King’s Cross to loudly proclaim the virtues of ‘meanwhile’ development.

22 May 2013

Unlocking the Capital: How will future transport investments support London’s growth?

London needs at least £1.8 billion of investment in transport infrastructure every year just to do the bare minimum. But the challenge is on with a government that must be convinced into shifting from consumption to investment.

26 Apr 2013

The London Office Market: Protecting London’s Diverse Workplace Mix

London’s office market is changing fast and developers need to adapt. The market – increasingly driven by the Technology, Media and Telecommunications sector – is demanding smaller, more diverse, higher density, more flexible office spaces. Meanwhile, new centres are emerging, creating a “polycentric” picture.

17 Apr 2013

NY-LON simultaneous seminar

London is powering ahead of New York in its transport infrastructure provision with projects like Crossrail, high speed rail and underground upgrades set to have a transformative effect on the city. But despite New York having struggled to find the money and political will to get modernisation onto its programme, the UK capital is still trailing behind in its quest to sort out its aviation capacity shortfall.

15 Apr 2013

Thames Tideway Tunnel Update

The Thames Tideway Tunnel promises to tackle the major problem of 39 million tonnes of untreated sewage being discharged into London’s major river every year, whilst bringing with it new above-ground additions to the capital’s public realm.

10 Apr 2013

Farrell Review of the Built Environment

Sir Terry Farrell kicked off his review of architecture and the built environment at the NLA this morning with a promise that it will be as wide in scope as possible and look to the best exemplars from across the world.

27 Mar 2013

Waterloo Think Tank

Waterloo must capitalise on new investment in the station and surrounding area and reinvigorate its public realm. But it must do so without neglecting its local population or affordable housing.

6 Mar 2013

Development Economics: Making regeneration stack up in the era of CIL

The Community Infrastructure Levy can be harnessed as a potent force to get development moving, but a balance must be struck to allow for viable schemes and to create infrastructure, affordable housing and places that people want to live in.

27 Feb 2013

NLA opens submissions for New London Awards to find the capital’s best built and proposed projects of 2013

Press Release: NLA opens its annual London-wide awards to entries on Wednesday 27 February, to recognise the very best in architecture, planning and development in the capital.

14 Feb 2013

The Square Mile – London’s CBD

The City of London is preparing itself for a future with a more diverse make-up than just the financial institutions that have provided its bedrock in recent years.