New London Architecture (NLA) are launching ‘Innovation Districts: Designing Inclusive Places’, their new research report, at a free breakfast talk on Friday 21st October.
The report provides an update on a sector that is driving the evolution of innovation districts models across London, the Golden Triangle and the wider UK towards inclusive places for innovation and follows NLA’s ‘Knowledge Networks: London and the Ox-Cam Arc’, published in 2020.
Penoyre & Prasad–a studio of Perkins&Will–has two of their most recent projects included in the case study. UCL PEARL, a first-of-its-kind research lab to simulate the urban environment, and Oriel, designed by AECOM, Penoyre & Prasad and White Arkitekter, an innovative building that will bring world-leading eyecare, ophthalmic research and education under one roof, enabling the seamless integration from lab to first-in-human trials to clinical treatment.
Rafael Marks, Penoyre & Prasad Principal and Oriel architecture lead will join the panel on Friday morning to discuss how Innovation Districts and Knowledge Quarters across London can be accessible to a wider audience, engage with communities and improve regeneration of these areas in the long term.
Perkins&Will’s Oxford Science Park and Milton Park have also been included in the report in recognition of their precedence for growth around knowledge-intensive industries within the life science sector that are bringing new opportunities for inclusive economic development.
Learn more about the report here.