Press Release - London’s best building designs to be announced by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan

Tuesday 19 June 2018

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The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan will address over 700 leading professionals and decision-makers in the built environment and announce the winner of the Mayor’s Prize, at the prestigious New London Architecture (NLA) New London Awards ceremony on 4 July at The Guildhall.

The New London Awards, supported by the Mayor of London, recognise projects that make a real contribution to the London’s wider social and economic wellbeing, spanning 15 categories. The best architecture, planning and construction schemes that help to make the capital a better place in which to live, work and play in London will be revealed.

The Mayor will address the industry –awarding the project that best reflects his ambition for ‘Supporting Diversity’ in London, as expressed through his Good Growth by Design programme, for the Mayor’s Prize. It will be selected from submissions across all categories, awarding a project that is actively designed for different needs, promoting a built environment for all Londoners. 

NLA chairman and chairman of the judges Peter Murray said: “We are very pleased to be welcoming The Mayor to NLA’s New London Awards. He has placed design quality at the heart of the new London Plan so it is very appropriate that he should join us to celebrate the best of architecture and placemaking in the capital.

“Our shortlist this year demonstrates not only the breadth of architectural talent working in London, but also constructive ways in which we can meet the Mayor’s ambition to deliver new development based on his concept of ‘good growth’.”

The shortlist includes projects that best reflect high-quality design and contribute to placemaking, improving the social, cultural and economic character of places in the capital. Among others, sustainability principles, consideration of long-term uses and innovation in skills and knowledge around the design, delivery and construction are the key criteria looked for in the entries. Shortlisted and winning projects will also feature in an exhibition at the NLA Galleries at The Building Centre, London WC1, from July-September 2018, and in a special publication.   

Prize categories include: Conservation and Retrofit, Culture & Community, Education, Homes, Hotels & Hospitality, Housing, Masterplans & Area Strategies, Meanwhile, Mixed-Use, Offices, Public Spaces, Retail, Transport & Infrastructure, Wellbeing and Workplaces. 

NLA are also calling for the public to have their say and vote for their favourite building to win the People’s Choice award, part of London Festival of Architecture. This award celebrates what London means to Londoners, with all shortlisted schemes across all categories automatically included in the competition. Voting is open to the public here now. 

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