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Industrial & Logistics call for submissions

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Deadline for entries: 5pm Friday 30th September 2022

NLA is inviting submissions of projects that showcase best practice in the booming industrial and logistics sector, either built, currently in planning or under construction.
 
Projects will showcase a wide range of innovative approaches to the growing industrial and logistics sector within the UK and globally and demonstrate the developments happening within the sector. We are looking for exemplar projects that push the bar of high-quality sustainable design, placemaking and planning contributing to urban logistics. 
 
From masterplans of emerging industrial spaces and transport networks that support last mile logistics to co-location and multilevel buildings, schemes will showcase flexibility and adaptability to changing needs, sustainable design strategies that support logistics in urban centres, and contributions to placemaking. We’re looking for a variety of projects of different uses, typologies and scales.

Schemes including but not limited to:
 
  • mixed-use industrial spaces (co-location)
  • multilevel industrial buildings
  • makerspaces 
  • logistics strategies
  • placemaking schemes
  • innovative technology solutions 
  • infrastructure and freight networks
 
The project showcase will be part of a new report that examines the recent changes to urban logistics and the industrial and logistics sector, following an acceleration in demand driven by changes in consumer behaviours since the pandemic. What are the latest trends in the industrial and logistics sector in terms of land use intensification, co-location, multilevel buildings, environmental performance and design quality? What projects best showcase the opportunities and challenges in the sector? 

Eligibility

— Timeframe: Projects that have been conceptualised or built within the last four years, are currently in planning or under construction.
— Location: London, UK and global projects. 
— Type: schemes need to have at least one main use supporting the industrial and logistics sector
— Permission: where applicable submitters must secure proper permissions from the client prior to submission. There is no limit to the number of submissions from any one company, however submitters are encouraged to consult with other team members before submitting to avoid duplicate entries
 
Entrants agree that NLA is granted non-exclusive reproduction rights to all successful submissions for NLA’s advertising, promotion, publication and online purposes directly related to the NLA Industrial and Logistics research. Entrants must have permission from the photographer for the reproduction of all imagery for use relating to these purposes.

Submission costs

Please note submissions are ONLY charged if selected for inclusion as part of the report
 
Payment will only be required for submissions successfully selected for inclusion. Within six weeks of the closing date, NLA will confirm whether your submission has been selected for inclusion in the publication. On confirmation that your submission has been selected, NLA will invite you to make the payments by invoice, issued to New London Architecture Ltd. Payment terms are strictly 14 days from invoice date.
 
Selected projects will feature in the Industrial and Logistics publication, while submissions will stay in the NLA permanent online projects directory.
 
NLA Partners, charities and not-for-profit organisations are entitled to submit projects for free. If your company is a member, be sure you are attached to the company team to make use of the Business Member discount – see how here.
 
Project Submissions (half page)
A brief overview of the submission and key image, for a half page section in the report and listed in connection to the research in our permanent online directory.
     Partner members – Free
     Standard members – £249+VAT
     Non-members (full price) – £295+VAT
 
Case Study Submissions (full page)
A full-page in the report allowing for a full description of the submission, supporting quote, alongside additional imagery, and listed in connection to the research in our permanent online directory.
     Champions – 2 free case studies 
     Supporters – 1 free case study
     Partner members – £1,350+VAT
     Standard members – £1,575+VAT
     Non-members (full price) – £1,750+VAT
 
Additional Case Study projects thereafter
     Partner members – £500+VAT
     Standard business members – £750+VAT
     Non-members (full price) – £900+VAT

How to enter

Project Submissions
Case Study Submissions

1 – If your company is a member, be sure you are attached to the company team to make use of the Business Member discount, see how here.
2 – List your project
As part of our new online project directory, the first step is to list the basic information of your project. This can then be automatically applied for all future submissions.
3 – Submit research relevant information
Using your listed project, supply additional information as required for this study. Fields include additional description and a selection of images.

Deadline for entries: 5pm Friday 30th September 2022

NEED HELP? To submit projects, you must use the online form. If you need assistance with your submission or have any queries, please contact our team at info@nla.london

The research

Overview
 As part of the report WRK/LDN in 2016, NLA illustrated the critical role of modern warehouse and urban logistics space, explaining how crucially important high quality industrial sites are in order to keep London functioning as a global city. Six years on from that report and that argument has only gained traction. We’re seeing a growing need for more of these spaces and witnessing more innovation in where and how we build them. This report studies the evolution of London’s industrial and logistics sectors which support the city as a world-leading centre and in its post-COVID recovery.
 
Approach & Key Themes
To investigate the changes to the industrial and logistic sector we want to highlight the schemes involved in this growing sector and how projects coming forward are responding to the growth in demand of cities' consumer behaviour. 

Key themes will cover:
  • Urban logistics that support new ways of production and consumption
  • Co-location and industrial intensification
  • Transport and infrastructure supporting urban logistics 
  • Design quality, policies and guidance needed to support the sector
  • Innovation, upskilling and inclusion in the sector

Research questions
  • What are the latest trends in the industrial and logistics sector in terms of land use intensification, co-location, multilevel buildings, environmental performance and design quality?
  • How do industrial uses and logistics networks support economic growth at national, regional, city and neighbourhood levels?
  • What can London learn from global case studies of how industrial and logistics spaces intensify use and economic output while supporting local communities, building resilient places and protecting the planet? 
  • What are the changes that planners, architects and developers should bring to create innovative places within the industrial and logistics sector?
 

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