New London Architecture

NLQ Issue 35

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This issue has a tall buildings focus, including a building review of a scheme that has for decades acted as a wayfinder for the eastern end of Oxford Street – Centre Point.

If we are to truly attend to London’s need for 66,000 homes per year, many say that tall buildings need to be part of that picture. But we must by the same token ensure
that the London we create is not one where the ground plane suffers for the sake of height, and that heritage buildings and wider areas are not blighted. And, a year on from Grenfell,
the focus on safety and maintenance in tall buildings is perhaps more acute than ever before.
Need to know
The quarter – our potted summary of all the key news events this term

News extra
Robert Gordon Clark reflects on the impact of the London elections

Viewpoint
We ask: are 500 tall buildings good for London?

Soundbites
Who said what at the main NLA events this quarter

Learning from...
Peter Murray on what London can learn from Milan, and Stefano Boeri’s Vertical Forest

New Londoner
NLA Annual lecturer Amanda Levete talks to David Taylor

NLA Research
Sir Malcolm Grant kicks off NLA’s Knowledge Capital season

Opinion
Opinions from Ryder, Battersea Power Station Development Company, Gensler, and the West London Alliance

Tall Buildings Special
Tall storeys – our coverage of this year’s tall building’s events

Update
Game changer – the first in a series of reports on the Elizabeth Line’s impact

From the team
NLA head of events Lauren Bennett on charity giving at Store Street

Top of their game
Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design on making ‘people-friendly places’. By David Taylor

The user experience
One year on at The Ned – architectand client give their appraisals

Practice profile
MICA Architects talk Croydon, Centre Point, and context with David Taylor

Letter from the boroughs
Hackney mayor Philip Glanville extols the borough’s virtues

Briefing notes
The low-down on all of NLA’s recent conferences and events

Coffee break
Whitbread’s Joanne Moon answers the questions
 
Building review
Office to resi – letting Centre Point live again

The directory
Our guide to the companies and properties in London, complete with agents’ views on specific areas

My London
Mount Anvil’s Lisa Ravenscroft on Whitechapel

Issue details

Published June 2018.

Team credits
Editor, David Taylor. Editor-in-chief, Peter Murray. Group Editorial director, Debbie Whitfield. Editorial director, Catherine Staniland. Sub editor, Julia Dawson. Editorial support, Jenine Noble, Aurelia Amanitis. Publisher, Nick McKeogh . Production, Michelle Haywood and Merry Arnold. Photography, Agnese Sanvito.

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