New London Architecture

New London Awards 2023 - Shortlist

The New London Awards, organised by NLA and supported by the Mayor of London, celebrates projects of varying scales across London. Shortlisted projects are built and unbuilt; their common thread is a sustainable, well-designed and considered approach. 

Following this shortlist announcement, an international jury will select winners for each category. Winning projects will be announced at the Annual Lunch, taking place in November at the Guildhall and will include a three-course meal and Official After Party (sponsored by Lockton).

Find the full shortlist below. 


Sponsored by Urban Space Management.
Looking closely at the restoration and repair of historic buildings and preserving London’s heritage; carefully balancing old and new, alongside improving energy efficiency of our historic structures.


Civic buildings, museums, galleries, theatres, libraries, sports facilities, community hubs and youth centres – projects that put cultural experience at the heart to create better places for local residents and international visitors.


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


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


Sponsored by Cumming Group.
New and improved parts of the city, where placemaking sits at the core; intentionally designed to create a destination, offering a mix of uses, activities and a new lease of life to a place.


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 work-live-play, designed holistically to meet the needs of several different activities and communities, where there is a maximum of 10 minutes walking distance between core activities. 


Sponsored by Maylim.
New or rediscovered public spaces; parts of London that have been given new life through improvements to streets, squares, playgrounds, water spaces or parks. 


Retail and shops, restaurants and bars, hotels and markets that welcome guests, creating new experiences and offering fresh approaches to enhance the leisure offers and hospitality experience for visitors and Londoners alike.


Sponsored by REHAU.
The adaption of buildings repurposed to demonstrate sustainability, efficiency, and viability across any sector, where efficient use is made of embodied energy and the existing fabric, restoring historic buildings.


Sponsored by Zest.
Transport projects and related architecture that improve the experience of travelling around the city and infrastructure projects which through the transport of water, waste or energy, help London work more efficiently and sustainably. Including active travel projects that celebrate active mobility and non-motorised means from small, low traffic streets to larger scale, low traffic neighbourhoods.


From office buildings and interiors to co-working hubs and affordable workspaces for making and manufacturing – new projects that create inspiring working environments. 


Sponsored by Airflow.
Projects that put wellbeing at the heart of the design, this prize will be awarded to the scheme that best shows how design approaches that consider key spatial conditions – such as the quality of air, water, light and comfort – can aid mental and physical wellbeing of the people that live or work in them. Selected from submissions across all categories, successful projects will be exemplar in finding ways to create spaces which make people feel better when they inhabit them.


Sponsored by Commonplace.
Celebrating community-driven design and collaboration, the Community Prize will be awarded to the scheme that demonstrates the most positive and meaningful impact on the place where it is located. Selected from submissions across all categories, successful projects will be exemplary in their response to the social context, contributing to a sense of local identity and helping communities to thrive.


Sponsored by Carrier.
Recognising the most sustainable projects in the capital, the Environmental Prize will be awarded to the scheme that shows design strategies that minimise environmental impact as well as an efficient use of materials, a low carbon footprint and innovation. Selected from submissions across all categories, successful projects will be exemplar in creating a more socially and environmentally sustainable net-zero city.



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