The NLA Programme

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.

A carefully curated mix of research, events and exhibitions provides comprehensive coverage of the issues affecting London’s changing physical environment.

Download the programme up to February 2017 here, and the 2017 programme themes here.

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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

11:00 -16:00

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?