Factory-made housing: a solution for London? - Call for entries

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New London Architecture is inviting submissions of live housing projects, products, and prototypes employing innovative or new manufacturing processes in their construction and delivery.

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NLA are investigating how far modern methods of construction can support in improving the delivery, viability and quality of London’s housing. This call for entries asks for exemplars of innovation and design quality, those which are making a positive contribution to London’s housing needs.  

In addition to London-based projects, you can also submit UK and International exemplar housing projects that use innovative or new manufacturing processes, as well as projects across other sectors that employ new thinking in this field. However, your submission must demonstrate how these projects illustrate particular lessons or applications for the London housing market. 

All projects submitted can be either completed or in the design stage. All submitted projects will go through a curatorial selection process for entry into a publication, payment will only be requested on selection.  

This call out forms part of Factory-made Housing: a solution for London– a major NLA Research Paper examining the design, construction and delivery of factory-made homes, investigating the innovative methods and systems that are reshaping how we deliver homes in the capital. From individual homes to masterplans, from a kit-of-parts to full modular units, from offsite to onsite production, this Research Paper will capture the key housing projects utilising modern methods of construction. 

The Project Showcase will highlight the exemplar developments and products, with all selected submissions featuring in a major research publication, distributed to key policy makers, the NLA network, visiting delegations and Londoners. 

The results will be launched in October, supported by an accompanying exhibition in the NLA Galleries at The Building Centre, WC1, from October – December 2018, alongside a series of supporting events. 

How to enter

For each submission that you wish to enter please provide:

1. ONLINE FORM SUBMISSION - fill in here 
(Supporting files should be sent via file transfer, Dropbox or WeTransfer. Alternatively, please send the digital version via CD or USB with your printed version.)

2. PRINTED SUBMISSION - please send a printed version of your submission to, in unbound A4 format to Lucie Murray at NLA

Download Submission Guidelines here

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This Research Paper forms a key part of NLA’s Housing programme, a year-round programme which tackles the key pressures on London’s education and health sectors including lack of available land, rising demand for education places and the growth of emerging research districts. 

Support starts at £4,250+VAT

For further details contact Rebecca Keane or call 020 7636 4044


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