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Market cools for tall buildings but will the temperature rise high again?

Tall Buildings

24 June 2024

Market cools for tall buildings but will the temperature rise high again?

Stuart Baillie, Head of Planning at Knight Frank, discusses the significant change in investor and developer sentiment towards 20-storey plus tall buildings.

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Ealing’s plan-led approach to tall buildings.

Tall Buildings

17 June 2024

Ealing’s plan-led approach to tall buildings.

Mandar Puranik, head of Ealing Borough's Regeneration Team, discusses the borough's significant growth and development, including tall buildings, over the past decade.

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London Tall Buildings Survey 2024: 10 Years of Building Tall

Tall Buildings

11 June 2024

London Tall Buildings Survey 2024: 10 Years of Building Tall

Kate Hart, CEO of EC BID Primera, discusses London's skyline, emphasising tall buildings' economic importance sustainability challenges, and role in shaping the city's future growth.

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Navigating challenges in urban architecture

Tall Buildings

04 June 2024

Navigating challenges in urban architecture

Deb Ray, Head of Design at Knight Dragon, explores how architects tackle challenges in tall urban living, focusing on sustainability and community development in London.

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Building Upward, Thinking Forward

Tall Buildings

23 May 2024

Building Upward, Thinking Forward

Kelsey Stewart, from Pilbrow & Partners, discusses that while tall buildings pose challenges, innovative designs and low-carbon materials can make buildings more efficient.

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A decade of change

Tall Buildings

14 May 2024

A decade of change

Hayes Davidson, the Visualisation Studio, who provided images for NLA’s Tall Buildings survey in 2014 and its tenth anniversary in 2024, reflect on the changes over the past decade.

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Ten years of progress in building tall

Tall Buildings

13 May 2024

Ten years of progress in building tall

Stevan Tennant, Managing Director Development, Ballymore, discusses how the NLA’s tall buildings survey has generated conversation around London’s planned and proposed skyline.

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London's changing skyline

Tall Buildings

13 May 2024

London's changing skyline

Claire Locke, commercial director of VU.CITY, reflects on how the skyline in London is constantly changing, with tall buildings becoming increasingly prominent features.

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Are height and sustainability mutually exclusive?

Tall Buildings

02 May 2024

Are height and sustainability mutually exclusive?

Sharon Giffen, head of design at Earls Court Development Company, discusses the sustainability of tall buildings, highlighting their role in addressing urban challenges.

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A Decade of Progress and Innovation

Tall Buildings

29 April 2024

A Decade of Progress and Innovation

Director of ECDC, Marta Galiñanes García, discusses the reasons behind the tall building industry considerable progress and innovation over the past decade.

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Our journey should begin at the pavement, not tall buildings.

Tall Buildings

22 April 2024

Our journey should begin at the pavement, not tall buildings.

Eric Parry, Principal at Eric Parry Architects, discusses that while tall buildings take us skywards, as designers, our journey should start at the pavement.

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What’s driven our changing skyline?

Tall Buildings

15 April 2024

What’s driven our changing skyline?

Ahead of our 'London’s Growing Up! A decade of building tall’ report launch, Brian Smith of AECOM discusses the evolution of London's tall buildings over the past decade.

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Going tall with timber

Tall Buildings

29 June 2023

Going tall with timber

The use of timber as a sustainable structural building material: is it possible for tall buildings? Sukriye ‘Rae’ Robinson of SOM reflects on our latest webinar.

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Sustainable Skylines

Tall Buildings

26 May 2023

Sustainable Skylines

Denise Chevin, Researcher, reports from the launch of our latest edition of the annual London Tall Buildings report, including insights into planning policies, and sustainability.

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Delivering affordable and sustainable tall buildings

Tall Buildings

16 May 2023

Delivering affordable and sustainable tall buildings

Tina John, Creative and Architectural Design Manager at Pocket Living breaks down the challenges facing the tall buildings sector and the importance of building within the context of a site.

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Future tall buildings need to do more with less – here’s how

Tall Buildings

16 May 2023

Future tall buildings need to do more with less – here’s how

Gensler's Luke Askwith's viewpoint from the recent London Tall Buildings Survey report outlining the impact of embodied carbon in new buildings and how tall buildings can do more, with less.

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Tall Buildings Expert Panel

Tall Buildings

07 March 2023

Tall Buildings Expert Panel

Our Tall Buildings Expert Panel discussed innovative and sustainable approaches for delivering tall buildings in London, Ender Ozkan of RWDI reports.

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Is building tall becoming a tall story?

Tall Buildings

21 November 2022

Is building tall becoming a tall story?

The NLA Expert Panel on Tall Buildings reconvened this month to consider the justification for tall buildings and what criteria are being used to assess them, Knight Frank's Stuart Baillie reports.

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A year in summary: Tall Buildings

Tall Buildings

14 August 2022

A year in summary: Tall Buildings

As we wrap up the latest cycle of NLA Expert Panels, we summarise strategic areas from the Tall Buildings Expert Panel that they will take forward into the next cycle.

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NLA Expert Panel on Tall Buildings

Tall Buildings

10 June 2022

NLA Expert Panel on Tall Buildings

In the last meeting of the Expert Panel on Tall Buildings of this cycle, and after the launch of the latest NLA London Tall Buildings Survey, the group met to discuss the findings and suggest new ways...

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High-rise housing: challenges and solutions

Tall Buildings

10 June 2022

High-rise housing: challenges and solutions

This NLA half-day conference on tall buildings at the City Centre brought together six experts, writes Andrew Beharrell of Pollard Thomas Edwards, who presented a report on high density housing and op...

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London’s Tall Buildings: The Survey, The Plan and The Master Brewer

Tall Buildings

03 May 2022

London’s Tall Buildings: The Survey, The Plan and The Master Brewer

Victoria Du Croz, Partner, Head of Planning, Forsters LLP, shares her thoughts on the 2022 edition of NLA’s annual Tall Buildings report.

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For safer tall buildings

Tall Buildings

28 March 2022

For safer tall buildings

Joanna Bacon of Allies & Morrison reports from the recent meeting of the NLA Expert Panel on Tall Buildings.

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London is ahead of Paris in delivering the 15-minute city

Tall Buildings

26 July 2021

London is ahead of Paris in delivering the 15-minute city

Gerard Maccreanor looks at how tall buildings relate to the adoption of concepts such as the 15-minute city following the meeting of the NLA Expert Panel on Tall Buildings.

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HomeViews: residents say tall buildings are better

Tall Buildings

03 May 2021

HomeViews: residents say tall buildings are better

For the first time, HomeViews has revealed the resident perspective on what it is really like to live in London’s tall buildings, as part of the NLA Tall Building Survey 2021. CEO and Co-founder Rory...

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Tall buildings march enters new phase

Tall Buildings

16 April 2021

Tall buildings march enters new phase

NLA launches its Tall Buildings Survey 2021, revealing a pipeline and permissions on the up but extra work required by local authorities on planning policy change.

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London Plan tall buildings policy and impact on Boroughs

Tall Buildings

04 March 2021

London Plan tall buildings policy and impact on Boroughs

The NLA Expert Panel on Tall Buildings met this week to discuss the impact of the new London Plan on high rise developments.

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Going tall, staying sustainable?

Tall Buildings

28 January 2021

Going tall, staying sustainable?

Can tall buildings be a sustainable building typology? A special NLA Think Tank with experts from the field sought to find some answers – unearthing in the process that there are moves afoot to self-i...

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Perceptions and sustainability of tall buildings

Tall Buildings

07 January 2021

Perceptions and sustainability of tall buildings

The second meeting of the NLA Expert Panel on Tall Buildings picked up on two of the pivotal themes identified in the initial panel meeting, namely; the perception of tall buildings in London and the...

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Creating Universal Tall-Buildings

Tall Buildings

26 November 2020

Creating Universal Tall-Buildings

Tall buildings are a product of our modern world. They are enabled and driven by technology, fuelled by economics and globalisation, and are thus sensitive to social, political and financial events, w...

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Should we do tall at all? Tall Buildings Expert Panel discuss

Tall Buildings

10 September 2020

Should we do tall at all? Tall Buildings Expert Panel discuss

The first meeting of the NLA Expert Panel for Tall Buildings brought together a world class group of experts from the fields of Architecture, Engineering and Town Planning with experience of designing...

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NLA is 15 from the team: Catherine Staniland, Director

Tall Buildings

21 July 2020

NLA is 15 from the team: Catherine Staniland, Director

Catherine Staniland reminisces about London's Growing Up, NLA's first London Tall Buildings Survey, the only study to provide a comprehensive analysis of tall buildings in London. "This was a key mome...

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A fast track reality to net zero carbon tall buildings

Tall Buildings

18 June 2020

A fast track reality to net zero carbon tall buildings

Has the COVID-19 pandemic given us a glimpse of what a net zero carbon future could actually feel like? Vince Ugarow, director at Hilson Moran writes about how Tall buildings can lead the way to net z...

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Delivering Community Infrastructure with Tall Buildings: Dudley House by Child Graddon Lewis

Tall Buildings

15 May 2020

Delivering Community Infrastructure with Tall Buildings: Dudley House by Child Graddon Lewis

Viewpoint from NLA's Tall Buildings Survey.

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COVID-19 could trigger ‘radical’ planning and tall buildings rethink

Tall Buildings

01 May 2020

COVID-19 could trigger ‘radical’ planning and tall buildings rethink

‘Radical’ planning reforms, a rethink of tall buildings, and a shake-up of public transport systems were some of the COVID-19-influenced predictions made in NLA’s State of the Market webinar this week...

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Critical Urban Infrastructure: The Role of Tall Buildings in a Changing Environment

Tall Buildings

30 April 2020

Critical Urban Infrastructure: The Role of Tall Buildings in a Changing Environment

London, like many global cities, has adopted density as a strategy to address a range of global and urban challenges, many of which are interconnected. Overall, higher urban densities are considered i...

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Londons Tall Buildings 2020

Tall Buildings

21 April 2020

Londons Tall Buildings 2020

The 2020 London Tall Buildings Survey, examines the pipeline of tall buildings due to be built in London, looks at the 60 that reached completion in 2019 and thinks about the political and environment...

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Record number of tall buildings added to London's skyline in last year

Tall Buildings

21 April 2020

Record number of tall buildings added to London's skyline in last year

A record 60 tall buildings were completed in 2019, up 140% from 2018, according to New London Architecture’s (NLA) Annual Tall Buildings Survey, published in partnership with Knight Frank

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Committed Client involvement produces better Design Quality

Tall Buildings

20 April 2020

Committed Client involvement produces better Design Quality

Newfoundland is a new residential tower in Canary Wharf, topping out at its full height of 220 metres (729 ft.), 58 floors.

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Historic England sets out stall on tall buildings

Tall Buildings

17 April 2020

Historic England sets out stall on tall buildings

Historic England share a public consultation about tall buildings, an important advice note for the built environment in London, and nationally.

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Density and COVID-19

Tall Buildings

09 April 2020

Density and COVID-19

NLA curator in chief Peter Murray ruminates on what the COVID-19 pandemic might mean for the way we think about density in London, in the run up to the publication of NLA’s Annual Survey of Tall Build...

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NLA Nights at One Crown Place

Tall Buildings

30 April 2019

NLA Nights at One Crown Place

On Tuesday 30 April over 100 NLA members gathered for drinks and networking at One Crown Place. The latest installment of the popular NLA Nights was hosted by CBRE, as part of t...

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London must prepare for tall buildings ’avalanche’

Tall Buildings

29 March 2019

London must prepare for tall buildings ’avalanche’

Tall buildings are the ‘Formula One’ of construction, leading innovation and paving the way. But London needs to think about strategies of how to deal with the ‘avalanche’ of 54...

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2019 is the Year of the Tall Building – NLA Report launch

Tall Buildings

04 March 2019

2019 is the Year of the Tall Building – NLA Report launch

New London Architecture (NLA) and GL Hearn’s Annual London Tall Buildings Survey, now in its sixth year, shows that tall building delivery in the capital is at its highest poi...

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Tall buildings – ‘the new normal’ for London

Tall Buildings

04 March 2019

Tall buildings – ‘the new normal’ for London

NLA declared 2019 ‘the year of the tall building’ as it released new data on the numbers of such schemes set to be built in the capital. ‘Building tall buildings in th...

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