12 Dec 2016

Lambeth and Lendlease looking for more workspace

Local authorities across London should mirror Lambeth’s approach to encouraging developers to build more workspace, while forming educational ‘clusters’ and knowledge quarters is already proving a viable draw for those building new offices.

8 Dec 2016

Make space for work, London and New York told

London and New York are facing up to similar issues over population growth and a lack of affordable housing but must each make greater efforts to retain and grow workspace in the city without destroying their respective characters.

5 Dec 2016

Don't Move, Improve! Shortlist Announced!

A kitchen on wheels, a sunken garden bath and a £25k extension all feature on New London Architecture’s ‘Don’t Move, Improve!’ 2017 shortlist. The annual competition, which this year received a record number of entries, showcases London’s best extensions and home improvement projects that demonstrate exceptional innovation in the creation of new living spaces for Londoners. ‘Don’t Move, Improve!’ was recently recognised by Dezeen’s inaugural Hot List as one of the world’s most popular design awards programmes.

2 Dec 2016

Making industrial land work in London

London is facing unprecedented pressure on its industrial land, with the added threats of permitted development rights making the situation worse. So how does the city begin to accommodate the kinds of uses that, ultimately, help to make the capital tick?

30 Nov 2016

New London Sounding Board - Autumn Statement Response

‘A modest first step’, but icebergs loom for London from Hammond’s Autumn Statement

28 Nov 2016

Regeneration needs ‘reset’ to forge good placemaking

London must emulate the words of former Bogota mayor Enrique Peñalosa and create a city that is successful for children, and therefore for all people. To get there, however, it needs to allow for creativity and play at a local level via the creation of flexible places, managed with tolerance. But it must start with a root-and-branch ‘reset’ of how the world of property engages with those it designs for.

28 Nov 2016

Made in NLA: Resident maker Nick Rawcliffe, Raw Studio

Celebrating London’s role in enabling a vibrant and diverse ecology of makers, NLA is hosting a series of resident makers as part of our WRK / LDN insight study. We spoke to Nick Rawcliffe, our third resident maker, about how he sees the resurgence of artisanal products and what London has to offer.

25 Nov 2016

The changing office

The offices of the future should be leased by volume rather than square feet, while a sui generis approach could skirt outdated planning rules.
Those were just two suggestions to emerge from a wide-ranging lunchtime pair of talks at NLA last week on ‘Live to work? – Investigating the live-in office.

24 Nov 2016

Making in London

Small scale making and manufacturing in London is growing. Serious measures must now be taken to ensure we maintain the spaces which provide work, culture, social integration and entrepreneurship, in order to avoid future inequality and division in the sector.

18 Nov 2016

GLA housing chief James Murray pledges action on viability assessments

The GLA is forging ‘alliances’ across the industry and is poised to publish new Supplementary Planning Guidance to end the ‘confusion, uncertainty and delays’ caused by viability assessments.