NLA’s year-round programme examines all sectors of London’s built environment from housing to commercial development, regeneration to infrastructure, as well as major areas of opportunity across the capital.
The NLA Programme
Forthcoming events Toggle
NLA on Location: Barking & Dagenham
On Location, Thursday 23 February 2017
NLA visits Barking & Dagenham for an in-depth look at upcoming development across this key East London Borough.
Neighbourhood Planning: 5 years on…
Breakfast Talk , Friday 24 February 2017
08:30 – 09:30 (Registration from 08:00)
In the five years since the introduction of Neighbourhood Planning in 2011’s Localism Act, London appears to be lagging behind the UK average, with a significantly smaller proportion of plans compared to the rest of the country, and only a scant few having reached the final hurdle.
Don’t Move, Improve! Design Surgeries
Open Day , Saturday 25 February 2017
NLA’s Don’t Move, Improve! Design Surgeries return on Saturday 25 February 2017, offering FREE advice and inspiration to Londoners looking to extend their homes.
Game, Set and Match! for LandAid
Charity Games Night, Tuesday 28 February 2017
18:00 - 21:00
In order to raise funds for LandAid, we are throwing a Games Night in the NLA Galleries here at The Building Centre on Tuesday 28 February. The Galleries will be transformed into a gaming heaven with everything from nostalgic games such as Kerplunk, Hungry Hippo's and Jenga to a competitive arena with virtual tennis, ping pong and various other challenges. Prizes will be awarded for the leaders of each arena game and there will also be a raffle on the night.
New London Neighbourhood Tour - The City
Walking Tours, Saturday 11 March 2017
14:00-16:00 (Registration at 13:45)
Traditionally the historic and financial heart of the capital, The City of London continues to experience ongoing regeneration. Home to some of London’s largest and most high-profile tall buildings, this ever-changing neighborhood offers bustling excitement alongside creative public realm projects and cultural buildings.
New London Neighbourhood Tour - Canary Wharf
Walking Tours, Wednesday 29 March 2017
10:30-12:30 (Registration at 10:15)
Just 28 years after construction began, Canary Wharf is one of London’s planning success stories. This walk will explore new developments in the area as it prepares for the arrival of Crossrail in 2018.
Housing Innovation: New methods of construction and delivery
Half-day Conference, Thursday 30 March 2017
Are we doing enough to reverse the “inexorable decline” predicted for the construction industry in The Farmer Review? Major new efforts in the delivery of affordable housing are being made, but how can we push these modern methods to deliver at the pace required?
Current and forthcoming exhibitions Toggle
Don't Move, Improve! 2017 Exhibition
Friday 27 January 2017 – Wednesday 29 March 2017
Celebrating London’s best-designed and most innovative home extensions completed in the last two years across the capital, this free exhibition displays a wealth of inspiration for those looking to embark on their own home improvements.