14 Sep 2016

NLA gets Quizzical for a good cause

Maggie’s has been on our radar for a long time now. When I first moved to London to start a new job at NLA five years ago, I knew little about architecture and development, let alone the capital.

9 Sep 2016

Tech City 'must not kill the goose that laid the golden eggs'

Old Street and Shoreditch must avoid killing the goose that laid the golden egg as it seeks to balance growth with the retention of the tech companies that have made it what it is today.

23 Aug 2016

The City Centre celebrates inaugural Summer Academy

The City Centre launched a new offer for 14-19 year olds this July with the Summer Academy: Think, Design, Make, pioneered to inspire the next generation of Architects and Engineers.

16 Aug 2016

Back-to-back come back

Speaking at the NLA recently, Peter Barber, overall winner of the New London Awards presented his McGrath Road project in Newham which relies the idea of back-to-back housing, a form of housing that was outlawed in the 1909 Housing Act.

15 Aug 2016

A sense of place

What does ‘placemaking’ actually mean? And how can London do it better? A Think Tank organised by NLA last month sought to find out.

12 Aug 2016

Smithfield will be new ‘centre of the City’

The team behind the competition-winning scheme to create a new home for the Museum of London was at the NLA this morning to talk through the project and help reposition West Smithfield as the new centre of the City of London.

9 Aug 2016

Brexit and Beyond - NLA Sounding Board update

Brexit, we are told, means Brexit. But how should London’s built environment industry respond? How can it remain, in mayor Sadiq Khan’s words, Open for Business? And how can it pull together to deliver the development and integrated community that the capital needs?

8 Aug 2016

Barber cuts it at the NLA

New London Awards overall winner Peter Barber was at the NLA last week to talk through his distinctive, public-spirited projects and philosophy on life.

4 Aug 2016

Make cycling ‘a national priority’, MP tells NLA summit

The momentum and political will is in place to power London’s cycling revolution throughout Sadiq Khan’s time in office. And the creation of more Superhighways, Quietways and mini Hollands must be reframed as not just good for bike riders, but for the city as a whole.

29 Jul 2016

The Olympic Effect

The London Olympics had a transformative effect on the way the UK capital delivers major projects, providing a ‘bench-strength’ that stretches back through politics to built environment expertise. Now it must adopt that same mindset to tackle sizeable schemes like Old Oak Common and attend to London’s ongoing housing crisis.