2017 Shortlist

160 projects across 15 categories have been shortlisted for the New London Awards 2017, recognising the very best new and proposed architecture, planning and development in the capital.

All category winners, Overall Winner and the New Londoner of the Year will be announced on 5 July at the NLA Annual Lunch at the Guildhall, attended by 700 of the capital’s leading decision-makers and professionals across development, design, planning and construction.

People's Choice

In conjunction with the London Festival of Architecture, Londoners are invited to select their favourite from the shortlist for the People’s Choice Award.

Voting has now closed, the winner will be announced on Wednesday 5 July.

Any votes cast after 26th June will not be counted.

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Conservation & Retrofit

The restoration and reuse of buildings, across any sector, where efficient use is made of existing fabric and embodied energy: from historic restorations to contemporary insertions and recycled buildings.

Culture & Community

Public buildings, museums, galleries, theatres, libraries, sports facilities, community hubs and youth centres of all kinds – the best examples of civic projects for local residents and international visitors.


Educational establishments of all kinds – nurseries, schools, academies, universities, training centres – where design enhances the learning experience.


The best examples of individual new homes across the capital, from one up to five units.

Hotels & Hospitality

Hotels, restaurants and bars that enhance the leisure offer for tourists, business people and Londoners in the capital – from budget to boutique to luxury.


Multi-unit residential developments of any tenure – from social housing to PRS to prime resi, creating exemplary new places for people to live.

Masterplans & Area Strategies

Placemaking at its best – area-wide regeneration strategies and the creation of new parts of the city.


Projects that embrace the city as a work in progress, enlivening spaces, places and high streets over a short-term period, while supporting long-term ambitions.


Buildings with a complementary mix of uses, designed holistically to meet the needs of a number of different activities and users.


Office buildings that create exemplary places of work and meet the needs of business, technology and the individual.

Public Spaces

New or rediscovered spaces; parts of London that have been given new life through improvements to streets, squares, playgrounds, waterspaces or parks.


Markets, shopping centres, shop fit-outs and high street strategies – exemplary new places for the exchange of goods and services.

Transport & Infrastructure 

Transport projects and related architecture that improve the experience of moving around the city and add to the quality of the environment; and infrastructure projects – water, waste, energy – that help London work more efficiently and sustainably.


Projects that are designed to improve the health and wellbeing of Londoners, young and old, from healthcare facilities to housing for an ageing population.


From office interiors to co-working hubs to affordable workspaces for making and manufacturing, new projects that create inspiring working environments while supporting London’s diverse economy.

Ashden Prize

Awarded in association with worldwide sustainability charity Ashden, this prize will recognise projects deemed most efficient in their use of energy. Selected from submissions across all categories, successful projects will embrace sustainable design – whether through passive design, renewable generation or reducing embodied energy – and the innovative use of materials, technologies and techniques, creating exemplary schemes for London’s low-carbon future.

Mayor’s Prize

The Mayor’s Prize will be awarded in association with the Mayor of London to the project that best reflects the Mayor’s ambition for ‘good growth’ as expressed in A City for All Londoners. Selected from submissions across all categories, it will recognise projects that actively seek to maximise outcomes across the three key areas of empowering people, regenerating places and growing prosperity.