25th July 2023

Contributing to NLA Circular London Research


The latest report from New London Architecture (NLA) is out and we’re pleased to have played a part by contributing to the research which explores how we can build a renewable city. With the Mayor having set ambitious targets for London to be a zero-carbon city by 2030, priorities must include retaining buildings and infrastructure while making them more environmentally sustainable and replacing the end-of-life concept with re-use, re-purpose and recycle. The report looks at strategies, initiatives and projects that are pushing the boundaries to build a circular city.

Two of our projects are featured in the research; 318 Oxford St, London and outside the capital, Mayfield, Manchester and as member of the NLA Net Zero expert panel, our London Director, Gareth Atkinson has been involved in the research. He commented, “The Circular Economy is potentially the biggest opportunity for the construction industry since the industrial revolution. Why demolish and rebuild with new if there are materials available to reuse? How we look at buildings we dismantle is changing rapidly and that has to be the case. We must ensure we are being brave and understand how to explore and be innovative with existing materials. It has been a pleasure to contribute to this important research as considering circular use of material is up front and foremost in all of the projects we work on at Civic Engineers.”

To read the research visit

Contributing to NLA Circular London Research

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