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 our programme topics and a more detailed 3 month programme, October - December 2018 here.

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Factory-made Housing: a tour of NU Build Factory

Study Tour, Wednesday 21 November 2018


As part of the series exploring factory-made housing, Swan Housing are opening it’s factory doors to NLA members, providing a tour of their NU Build factory. Expect behind-the-scenes exploration and insight into their innovative approach to housing production.

Coal Drops Yard: coal shed to retail destination

Inspiring Women, Wednesday 21 November 2018


Celebrating the landmark new retail quarter at King’s Cross and its female team, this evening event will hear from Argent’s Anna Strongman and Heatherwick Studio’s Tamsin Green as they discuss the innovative project in depth.

Culture Capital? Late Debate: Race for space

Evening Discussion, Thursday 22 November 2018


London is growing – housing, commercial, transport and hospitality development are all competing for increasingly scarce space. Will there still be room for culture? For artist studios, creative workspaces, galleries, performance spaces and public art?

Borough Strategies: targets for delivering growth

Breakfast Talk , Friday 23 November 2018

08:30-09:30 (Registration from 08:00)

In an effort to help stem the housing crisis, Mayor Sadiq Khan’s new London Plan has increased housing targets almost unilaterally across London’s local authorities.

New London Neighbourhood Tour - Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Walking Tours, Wednesday 28 November 2018


Following the huge success of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and surrounding areas now continue to grow as one of London’s newest neighbourhoods, adapting the sustainable legacy of the park's buildings and transport links to meet future needs.

Embedding the circular economy in London

Half-day Conference, Thursday 29 November 2018


Circular Economy responds to the need to create less waste and manage the limited resources we have on our planet in a more efficient way. Principles include replacing the end-of-life concept with restoration, a shift towards the use of renewable energy, the elimination of toxic chemicals and the overall aim of eliminating waste.

Factory-made Housing: small sites and MMC

Lunchtime Talk, Friday 30 November 2018


This lunchtime talk will explore the role of modern methods of construction in unlocking small sites for development. How we can improve and aggregate procurement for small sites through digital platforms? Can we package up sites and explore standardised units to remove planning and building regulation delays?

New ideas for factory-made homes, powered by PechaKucha

Free Pecha Kucha, Tuesday 4 December 2018


A night of speedy presentations will look at innovative new ideas from both established housing professionals and representatives from NLA’s NextGen cohort.

Joined-up London: infrastructure and development

Half-day Conference, Wednesday 5 December 2018


With major infrastructure investment shaping large parts of the capital, from Euston to Old Oak Common, how is London realising the potential for good growth around these key nodes?

Factory-made Housing: curator-led tour

Curator-led Tours, Friday 7 December 2018


How are we employing innovative models of construction and delivery to meet the homes needed in the capital each year? How do we achieve a truly ‘modular mindset’ to realise the potential of these innovations?

New London Neighbourhood Tour - King's Cross

Walking Tours, Saturday 8 December 2018


The dramatic renewal of this key two-station transport hub kick-started the regeneration of King’s Cross Central, 67acres of old railway and industrial land being transformed into a vibrant new neighbourhood for living, working, learning and play.

Estate Regeneration: what do we mean by quality?

Working Group , Thursday 13 December 2018


Examining the estate regeneration sector, we ask how quality is evaluated by residents and how public and private sectors can work together to achieve successful outcomes.

Checking in: London hotel update

Breakfast Talk , Friday 14 December 2018

08:30-09:30 (arrivals from 08:00)

With 2019 forecasts predicting slower growth due to economic and political uncertainty, we explore trends and demands for the coming year and look at key projects.