9 May 2019

Procurement and money hindering quality public housing

Getting good design quality into public housing is being hampered by two main problems in both London and New York – systems of procurement and a lack of money.

30 Apr 2019

NLA Nights at One Crown Place

On Tuesday 30 April over 100 NLA members gathered for drinks and networking at One Crown Place. The latest installment of the popular NLA Nights was hosted by CBRE, as part of the NLA Tall Buildings programme.

26 Apr 2019

Follow the Old Kent Road – and engage communities

London needs more genuine engagement and communication between the public and plan-makers in order to bring more certainty – and less risk – to both parties.

24 Apr 2019

End the bland BCO office spaces, sustainable workplace conference hears

London must do better in the creation of a new wave of stimulating, sustainable office spaces and on lifting the quality of the air that its residents breathe. But there is also a need for whole lifetime carbon targets and far more research on how buildings perform to feed back into the process.

24 Apr 2019

NLA Learning round-up

NLA Learning have had a busy start to 2019 welcoming 24 school groups during the winter term to a range of workshops supported by volunteers from NLA’s membership.

4 Apr 2019

Euston sets out future for the station – and its communities

Public and private organisations are working hard to ‘heal’ the scarring and dislocation created by Euston Station over the years to communities, such as Somers Town and Regent’s Park Estate, through a comprehensive redevelopment scheme.

29 Mar 2019

London must prepare for tall buildings ’avalanche’

Tall buildings are the ‘Formula One’ of construction, leading innovation and paving the way. But London needs to think about strategies of how to deal with the ‘avalanche’ of 541 towers to come to the capital – or risk it getting ‘out of control’.

26 Mar 2019

Museum of Us launches a new community space for Old Kent Road

NLA have been commissioned by Southwark Council to create 'Museum of Us' – a free exhibition and programme of events, workshops and tours on Old Kent Road, to enable conversations and engagement on the long-term plans for the area.

25 Mar 2019

How do we deliver more and better quality schools for London?

That was the question posed to a special NLA Think Tank group of experts and practitioners who gathered at the offices of NBBJ.

15 Mar 2019

MIPIM day three – grappling with diversity

The final day of this year’s MIPIM had more than a tinge of diversity to it as built environment professionals discussed how the sector could start to get its house in order to create a more accessible city – in every sense.