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London’s Towns Insight Study

Shaping the Polycentric City

21 October 2017

London is growing. As central London becomes increasingly unaffordable and as the population continues to expand, many people and businesses are settling beyond the centre. This new NLA Insight Study – informed by in-depth research, interviews with key experts, and workshops – examines the future of the capital’s outer urban centres, exploring the next wave of development taking shape and looking ahead to how the capital could be strengthened as a truly polycentric city – creating a sustainable, liveable city.

Download NLA’s free Insight Study and visit the free exhibition from Wednesday 11 October – Friday 11 January at The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, WC1E 7BT. Keep an eye out for our featured projects!

TAGS London, NLA, Insight Study

Haringey Housing

Planning submitted

27 July 2017

We’ve submitted plans for 72 new homes at Plevna Crescent in Haringey. The development is arranged over four apartment blocks and offers a mix of studio, 1, 2, 3 and 4-bed apartments. The proposed scheme embraces the existing landscape and responds to neighbouring residential areas to create a strong sense of place and community for future residents.

A family of four lightweight pavilions, ‘float’ on top of a grounded stone plinth. At ground floor, gabion walls create a sturdy base that helps bed the scheme into the landscape. Cedar shingle cladding reflects the ecological setting and the irregular texture compliments the non-uniform arrangement of windows. Over time the walls will be inhabited by local wildlife, bringing nature and ecology into the development. Green roofs will also offer habitat for existing ecology.

TAGS Housing, London, Haringey

Stamford Road

Planning won

12 June 2017

Our plans for the redevelopment of an industrial site in North London have been given the green light.

The mixed-use scheme features 1000m2 of class B1 floor space at ground level with residential units above. The residential element sits on a communal landscape podium level and is made up of a mix of 1- and 2-bed apartments as well as 3-bed duplex houses.

The design uses materials that reference both the old industrial buildings and the new warehouses, including exposed metal cladding and brick.

TAGS Housing, London