NLA: Connecting Chairs

Tom Alexander, Director at Aukett Swanke, was delighted to be able to meet all the other New London Architecture (NLA) Expert Panel Chairs recently to initiate a really well informed debate and to explore a range of strategies for London’s sustainable future.

Issues discussed at the meeting ranged from the challenges that Covid brought to streets, public spaces, offices, schools, and high streets; to decarbonising the existing building stock, and unlocking barriers around the technical delivery of modern methods of construction.

Tom is chair of the NLA Expert Panel on Industrial & Logistics and Co Location.

Read a longer report of the discussion on the NLA website, here:


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