5 Apr 2017

Club class

A select group of architects, designers and other luminaries from the built environment sector gathered at the Corsica Studios club in south east London last week to pose some Pecha Kucha ideas to stem London’s loss of clubs, theatres and bars and stimulate the night-time economy.

4 Apr 2017

Tall storeys

The NLA has welcomed news that the GLA is looking at creating a virtual three-dimensional London-wide model to inform developers, architects and communities about the tall buildings they can expect to see. And the new London Plan provides a key moment to commission this. But the city stands on the cusp of a ‘paradigm shift’ in how they can contribute to the housing crisis through providing more rented rather than bought apartments.

4 Apr 2017

Offsite manufacturing hailed as part of housing solution

Central government and City Hall have laid the ‘building blocks’ to address the housing crisis, with funding and guidance as part of its ‘no silver bullet’ approach. But any momentum on the benefits that might arise from modern methods of construction may be affected by a drop off in labour as Brexit uncertainties are causing many of the younger, migrant workforce to leave these shores.

4 Apr 2017

The business case for diversity

Last Wednesday saw the inaugural Inspiring Women Working Group meet to discuss ideas about NLA’s Inspiring Women programme, what support women across the NLA network need and how NLA and its members and partners can work together to deliver this.

31 Mar 2017

Tall Buildings Survey - read the full results…

New London Architecture (NLA) and GL Hearn’s London Tall Buildings Survey (fourth year) looks at how the capital’s skyline continues to change

30 Mar 2017

Young Peoples’ Laureate for London visits The City Centre

The City of London is the perfect tool for teaching children about London’s Built Environment but recently the Learning team got the chance to use it to inspire pupils’ creative writing skills too.

23 Mar 2017

Great Estates form single voice to stake claim for better infrastructure

The task of improving London’s digital capability whilst preventing the public realm from being continuously dug up was one of the main points on the agenda of a new group formed to galvanise growth in the capital.

14 Mar 2017

NLA’s postcards from MIPIM - A round up of the London Stand

This year’s MIPIM began in a sunny mood as developers, architects, agents and other city-makers packed into the London stand to hear about their city, despite the rays outside.

10 Mar 2017

Sounding Board welcomes Housing White Paper’s multi-pronged approach

Government moves to improve the speed and quality of housing supply in London are a welcome and logical change of direction, focusing on several different measures including a diversified market, not just home ownership.

8 Mar 2017

Cross-sector collaboration is key

A working group for NLA’s NextGen came together last week to discuss the future of London’s built environment professionals and how we work towards a more collaborative and dynamic industry.