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Don’t Move, Improve! Design Surgeries

25 February 11:00 - 16:00
Organized by: New London Architecture
The Building Centre
26 Store Street

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.


Thinking of extending your home and looking for inspiration and tips on how to get started? Join us for a day of FREE one-to-one consultations, expert talks on best design and making the most of your space, family walking tours and workshops, and much more!


Important information - please read! 

- All events are FREE to attend, but we will be asking for voluntary donations to architectural charity Article 25 on the day. 

- Places are limited and booking is highly recommended. 

- Note that you will have to complete a new booking for each consultation, talk and family tour

- Due to the popularity of the event, we ask that you restrict your consultation bookings to a maximum of one consultation with an architect, and one for any other discipline


Design Surgeries

Whatever question you have about an extension you’re looking to embark upon or are progressing with, our wide range of consultants will be on hand to help in 25-minute one-to-one sessions.


Consultants include this year’s shortlisted architects, and other practitioners including interior designers, engineers, party wall surveyors, and landscape architects.


Please bring along as much information as possible about your project on the day, such as plans, drawings and photographs.  


A further three sessions will be held later in the year on Saturday 20 May, Saturday 5 August, and Saturday 30 September. 


Architect consultations Engineer consultations 

Landscape Architect consultations - Fully Booked

Interior Designer consultations - Fully Booked

Party Wall Surveyor consultations 



Gain insight from our award-winning architects and hear their top tips on creating the best home extension. 


12:30 – 13:30Small intervention: big change 

14:30 – 15:30Do’s and Don’ts: How to improve your home


Family ActivitiesBring the kids and get involved in our exciting series of family activities happening throughout the day. 


Family Walking Tours Come and discover Bloomsbury with your kids! Join our special Family Walking Tours to hear stories of old London, secret sunken gardens, private squares and Egyptian mummies!11:15 & 14:15 (30 minute tours)

Family Workshops Drop in to our family workshop and let your child become the architect! Work together with our professional educators to design your ideal home and learn the basics of architectural design. 10:30 - 16:30 Drop-in, no booking required 


ExhibitionSee all 120 projects selected from this year’s submissions in detail, alongside the shortlisted and winning schemes. The free exhibition will be on display from 27 January to 29 March 2017.


CaféGrab a coffee and a bite to eat from the award-winning The Gentlemen Baristas café, 'the coolest baristas in the UK', according to the UK Coffee Stop Awards.


Free giveawaysStay local with discounts to shop and eat at neighbouring stores and restaurants, and take home associated trade magazines for further housing inspiration


To book your place in consultations, talks and walking tours please go to more details..