24 Oct 2016

Housing for the third age

London needs a concerted campaign ‘on a grand scale’ and a widespread change of mindset if it is to avoid a ‘tidal wave’ of housing need from older people. The profession has failed to provide enough high quality, affordable, and flexible accommodation for its older citizens, must learn from countries like Denmark, Holland and Germany, and the city must better appreciate the widespread benefits and more balanced communities that intergenerational housing can bring.

19 Oct 2016

Cllr Davis – let us retain more business rates to reinvest in West End

Westminster City Council has lodged a bid with central government to retain more of the business rates it raises and use the cash to improve the West End.

13 Oct 2016

Press Release: London’s global competitiveness at stake...

Major study reveals the changing nature of work in the capital and makes recommendations to secure its long-term economic success

13 Oct 2016

Next London Plan to protect the capital’s workspaces

The next London Plan will include greater protection for the capital’s workspaces against major threats including permitted development rights. That was according to Deputy Mayor for Regeneration, Planning and Skills Jules Pipe last night as he launched NLA’s new insight study, exhibition, and programme of events on the fast changing world of work, WRK/LDN.

12 Oct 2016

Bike ride to Birmingham - Raising money for Construction Youth Trust

NLA chairman Peter Murray, Wates Director Andy Wates, Studio Egret West's Christophe Egret, and dRMM Architects Director and design Chair of HS2 Sadie Morgan are cycling 125.7 miles from London to Birmingham on October 17th to raise money for Construction Youth Trust (CYT).

5 Oct 2016

Construction must improve image to plug housing skills gap

The construction industry must ‘take a look at itself and change’ in order to plug a skills gap that is contributing to London missing its housing targets.

29 Sep 2016

Keep ahead of the culture club, London

Culture pays dividends to developers and cities alike. But London must continue to keep ahead of the field or risk losing ground to other cities embracing creative placemaking.

27 Sep 2016

NextGen Speed Mentoring

Inspiration, words of wisdom, and a wealth of experience filled the NLA galleries last night as we hosted our first ever Speed Mentoring event as part of the NextGen Programme.

23 Sep 2016

Stop viewing estate regeneration as asset management, councils told

Local authorities involved in regenerating London’s ageing housing estates must avoid seeing the process as ‘asset management’ and instead adopt sensitive and honest engagement with affected communities.

23 Sep 2016

Crossrail already transforming the outer boroughs

Crossrail was hailed as both the best infrastructure project the UK has ever produced and a catalyst for development which is already transforming outer London at an NLA conference on the subject this morning. But the process by which the stations are procured must improve further to allow architects to be free to flex their creative muscles and produce schemes which are places as well as stations.