New London Architecture

Londons Tall Buildings Survey 2020

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New London Architecture (NLA) is inviting submissions of London tall buildings that showcase the very best examples of design quality – from residential towers to office buildings to hotels or other mix of uses; buildings of 20 storeys or above, recently completed or at design and construction stage.

The call out forms part of the NLA London Tall Buildings Survey 2020, an annual report that analyses the tall buildings pipeline in London. The interactive digital report will include a project showcase of submitted tall building schemes in London. The report will be accessible to NLA’s UK and global network and all submitted projects will also be displayed on as part of our permanent directory. 

A selection of the submissions will be exhibited in a two-month public exhibition in the NLA Galleries at The Building Centre, WC1, and will form the backdrop to a supporting programme of events, including conferences, talks, debates and building visits

Tall buildings are increasingly becoming part of London, a city traditionally associated with a low-rise, low-density character. In the past decade major new clusters of tall buildings have emerged in Nine Elms, Elephant and Castle, the Isle of Dogs and the City of London. And still more are to come, with a pipeline of over 500 tall buildings either in planning, approved or under construction in the capital.
With a rapidly changing skyline and city shape, questions remain about the contributions that tall buildings bring to the capital: do we have the appropriate tools to ensure tall buildings are in the right place and of good quality design? How do tall buildings contribute to the streetscape, providing good quality public realm as part of their developments? And with over 100,000 homes to be in a tall building, how do we make sure that tall buildings really address London’s housing challenge?
The pioneering role of NLA research on tall buildings delivers up-to-date figures and analysis and a year-round programme inviting industry experts and the public to discuss one of the capital’s most debated topic.
  • All submissions should be located in Greater London
  • All projects must be 20 storeys or above, and can be at any stage of design or construction or recently completed
  • Payment will only be required for submissions successfully selected for inclusion. NLA will confirm whether your submission has been selected for inclusion in the project showcase within six weeks of the closing date. On confirmation that your submission has been selected, NLA will invite you to make the payments by invoice, issued to Pipers Projects Ltd. Payment terms are strictly 14 days from invoice date
  • NLA Partners, charities and not-for-profit organisations are entitled to submit projects for free
  • All selected projects will feature in the Tall Buildings project showcase, and a small number of these will appear in the curated narrative of the exhibition, allowing for curatorial discretion
  • Submitters must secure appropriate permissions from the client prior to submission
  • There is no limit to the number of submissions from any one organisation, however the submitter is encouraged to consult with other team members to avoid duplicate submissions
  • Entrants agree that NLA are granted non-exclusive reproduction rights to all successful submissions for NLA’s advertising, promotion, exhibition, print publication and internet purposes directly related to the Tall Buildings programme. 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 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, use types, height and storeys of the building, and a selection of images.

Submission costs

Submissions are ONLY charged if selected for inclusion as part of the report
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
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+VAT

Case Study Submissions
A full-page in the report allowing for a full description of the submission, additional imagery and a comment piece. Case studies will sit at the front of their Showcase section in the report and be listed in connection to the research in our permanent online directory. At the discretion of NLA curators, a number of schemes may also appear in the in the curated narrative of the exhibition.
     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

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