24/11/2020  |  article

What if… we took stock of what we have got?

Raheela Khan-Fitzgerald, Hawkins\Brown, sets the scene by asking us to imagine a ‘what if’ scenario where materials have passports, highlighting the value of reusing buildings materials.
Read More
24/11/2020  |  article

40 Ideas Revisited – The Green Belt

We revisit ‘40 Ideas for London’, a call out for ideas to shape a better London sketched on napkins. Ben Derbyshire, HTA Design, challenges the primary function of the Green Belt and proposes a pleasurable green lung surrounding London’s GLA boundary.
Read More
24/11/2020  |  article

Roadmap to a sustainable future

2050 is not soon enough. Gary Clark, Chair of RIBA’s Sustainable Futures Group, looks ahead at the long-term structural changes that need to be made to achieve a net zero future by 2030.
Read More
02/10/2020  |  article

Market Essay. The evolution of our town centres

Avison Young director for planning, development and regeneration Martyn Saunders takes a look at our town centres, and argues that they should adopt a locally relevant and authentic approach if they are to prosper after COVID-19.
Read More
09/09/2020  |  article

Real-time virtual collaboration – how digital technology is changing the way we design and collaborate in the built environment

Realtime simulation of projects can help optimise their designs and foster better collaboration across the industry, allowing stakeholders to test and optimise virtually before a single brick is laid. 
Read More
20/07/2020  |  article

The Quarter

A quick compendium of the more important stories affecting London development over the last few months.
Read More
13/07/2020  |  article

Market Essay. London – Getting back to business

Greg Mansell, head of UK research and insight, Cushman & Wakefield takes a look at an unprecedented time for London and its markets At the end of March, the London property market bore no resemblance to a few months earlier, with its empty streets and closed businesses symbolic of London under lockdown. ‘The market was …
Read More
28/05/2020  |  article

NLA is 15, from the team: Emma Jefferson, business development director, remembers her first LREF

Once upon a time in Marbella 2007 a Belgian Beach Club owner called Tops coined a phrase which has stuck with me for many years. In conversation I naively asked Tops if he’d owned a beach club before. Picture the Belgian accent if you please “Ha” he replied. ‘Zees ain’t my first BBQ”
Read More
26/06/2019  |  article

LREF Roundtable | Housing Alternatives

New London Quarterly Editor David Taylor writes up the LREF 2019 Roundtable on the alternatives sector. Historically, different corners of the alternatives sector have operated in ‘silos’ – with student housing, co-living and retirement living all attracting considerable investment over recent years. With continuing pressures to diversify to manage risk, find returns in a tough …
Read More
26/06/2019  |  article

LREF Roundtable | Space as a Service

New London Quarterly Editor David Taylor writes up the latest LREF Roundtable discussion on Space as a service The commercial property landscape for both tenants and landlords is evolving.  There is a growing call for more flexibility of the leasing model, including flexibility of space, locations and contracts. The way in which tenants interact with …
Read More