February 2017 Toggle

Meeting London’s school needs

Half-day Conference, Wednesday 8 February 2017

09:00 - 13:00

London is facing a dramatic shortage of school places, with a requirement for more than 62,934 new primary places and 47,430 new secondary school places over the next five years. NLA explores what steps can be taken now to ensure the future demands for school places are met.

New London Neighbourhood Tour - King's Cross St Pancras

Walking Tours, Saturday 11 February 2017

14:00-16:00 (Registration at 13:45)

The dramatic renewal of this key two-station transport hub kick-started the regeneration of King’s Cross Central, 67acres of old railway and industrial land being transformed into a vibrant new neighbourhood for living, working, learning and play.

Digital London: Making the planning system work for the 21st Century

Breakfast Talk , Friday 17 February 2017

08:30 – 09:30 (Registration from 08:00)

This NLA breakfast talk will look at how the planning industry can modernize to engage more people in the capital’s planning issues, looking at Future Cities Catapult’s latest ‘Future of Planning’ research identifying the current pinch points in London’s planning system for all users.

New London Neighbourhood Tour - West End

Walking Tours, Wednesday 22 February 2017

10:30-12:30 (Registration at 10:15)

World famous for it’s theatres, retail and night life, discover London’s West End as it undergoes massive transformation and new placemaking projects.

NLA on Location: Barking & Dagenham

On Location, Thursday 23 February 2017


NLA visits Barking & Dagenham for an in-depth look at upcoming development across this key East London Borough.

Neighbourhood Planning: 5 years on…

Breakfast Talk , Friday 24 February 2017

08:30 – 09:30 (Registration from 08:00)

In the five years since the introduction of Neighbourhood Planning in 2011’s Localism Act, London appears to be lagging behind the UK average, with a significantly smaller proportion of plans compared to the rest of the country, and only a scant few having reached the final hurdle.

Don’t Move, Improve! Design Surgeries

Open Day , Saturday 25 February 2017

11:00 -16:00

NLA’s Don’t Move, Improve! Design Surgeries return on Saturday 25 February 2017, offering FREE advice and inspiration to Londoners looking to extend their homes.

Game, Set and Match! for LandAid

Charity Games Night, Tuesday 28 February 2017

18:00 - 21:00

In order to raise funds for LandAid, we are throwing a Games Night in the NLA Galleries here at The Building Centre on Tuesday 28 February. The Galleries will be transformed into a gaming heaven with everything from nostalgic games such as Kerplunk, Hungry Hippo's and Jenga to a competitive arena with virtual tennis, ping pong and various other challenges. Prizes will be awarded for the leaders of each arena game and there will also be a raffle on the night.