Local London - new deadline 13 October
How is your work transforming London’s high streets? Submit projects that showcase innovative approaches to rethinking the future resilience of local town centres
We are looking for exemplar projects that push the bar of high-quality placemaking and demonstrate future resilience as part of London’s post-pandemic recovery. We’re looking for a variety of projects, at different scales and of different typologies, exemplifying flexibility and adaptability to changing needs and a commitment to tackling the climate emergency.
Eligible projects fall into the following categories:
– Area strategies
– Town centre and high street regeneration plans
– Transport and infrastructure projects
– Placemaking and meanwhile projects
– Retail and hospitality projects on high streets and within town centres
The project showcase will form part of a new report that examines the resilience of local places across London. From reimagining 15-minute neighbourhoods to attractive placemaking in central London, what will be the future of the capital’s high streets and town centres?
Research launching in December 2021
DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: Friday 17 September 2021, 5pm
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 the invoice date.
NLA Partners, charities, and not-for-profit organisations are entitled to submit projects for free. If you have submitted a project to one of our reports or awards already in 2021 you will get a 10% discount on your entry fee – please select the option when submitting and this will apply once payment is required.
Selected projects will feature in the Local London: post-pandemic recovery digital publication, while submissions will stay in the NLA permanent online projects directory.
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 scheme 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 business members – £249+VAT
Full price (non-members) – £295+VATCase Study Submissions (full page)
A full page in the report allowing for a full description of the submission, additional imagery, and a comment piece, and is listed in connection to the research in our permanent online directory.
Partner members – £1,350+VAT
Standard business members – £1,575+VAT
Full price (non-members) – £1,750+VAT
Additional Case Study projects thereafter
Partner members – £500+VAT
Standard business members – £750+VAT
Full price (non-members) – £900+VAT
— Type: projects should respond to at least one of the categories above and submitters should demonstrate how the project contributes to the regeneration of the local area
— Status: submissions can be at all stages of delivery from design and planning, to under construction and completed. If completed, projects should have reached practical completion within the last 2 years (December 2019)
— Location: projects need to be in any of the 33 London Boroughs
— Permission: submitters must secure appropriate permissions from the client prior to submission. There is no limit to the number of submissions from any one company, however, the submitter is encouraged to consult with other team members before submitting to avoid duplicate submissions
You can choose to submit either a Project or a Case Study. After the selection process, only selected submissions will be charged the submission fee.
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 Local London research. Entrants must have permission from the photographer for the reproduction of all imagery for use relating to these purposes.
HOW TO ENTER
Enter using the online forms:
Project SubmissionsCase 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 about your project. This can then be automatically applied for all future submissions.
3 – Submit relevant information: Using your listed project, supply additional information as required for this study. Fields include an additional description and a selection of images.
For all submissions, you must use the online forms
. If you need assistance with your submission or have any queries, please contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org
London’s polycentricity has been brought to the fore during the global pandemic, with Londoners spending more time at home, and many rediscovering their local neighbourhoods, parks and facilities. Yet at the same time London’s outer town centres and high streets have been tested like never before, not to mention the strain this has also placed on London’s Central Activity Zone.
NLA has documented and illustrated London’s evolution as a polycentric city, celebrating the capital as incorporating many 15-minute cities, critical to the city’s recovery. In 2017 we called for better physical and digital connectivity, robust shared visions and plans, better use of local character, high-quality mixed-use developments, incremental, phased growth, and denser development that respects local character. Four years on, these recommendations for good growth are no less important and indeed underlined by what we’ve learnt this past year.
In this report, we investigate London’s flexibility and adaptability, looking ahead to how high streets and town centres are changing to integrate a new mix of uses, enhanced public realm and improved infrastructure. We look at the next wave of development that is shaping London’s centres and how we can strengthen London’s polycentricity and ultimately its resilience to future crises.
— Vision: How can an articulated vision across town centre regeneration initiatives drive a coordinated recovery? What public and private parentships need to be in place to deliver a polycentric vision for 2030?
— Infrastructure: What infrastructure is needed to improve physical and digital connectivity across London’s Towns? How will Crossrail and HS2 transform London’s Towns? Can London be a 15-minute city?
— Densification: Is denser more sustainable? Beyond tall buildings, what alternatives to densification could London explore? Can local character be protected and enhanced by new development?
— Communities: How can local communities be better involved, informed and empowered in the process of regeneration?
— Placemaking: How can public spaces better integrate new and existing local places? Can small-scale and meanwhile projects be a testing ground for innovative mixed-use developments?