Press Release:
Heal’s free style consultations in partnership with NLA

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As part of NLA (New London Architecture)’s “Don’t Move, Improve!” competition, Heal’s will offer free one-to-one style consultations at its Tottenham Court Road store on 24 January 2015, from 11am to 4pm.

Available to the general public, this event will include free industry advice from the Heal’s styling service. The in-house specialists will be available for advice on colour, texture and space planning with a focus on furniture, lighting and textiles.


On the same day, the NLA will run free consultations at The Building Centre with architects and interior designers*, all of whom have been shortlisted in its 2014 competition. The consultations are ideal for those looking for advice on how to extend or improve their home; from design and budgeting, to planning and construction.

To book your 25-min consultation at Heal’s or NLA, please click here.

Heal’s, 196 Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 7LQ; NLA, The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London, WC1E 7BT


Contact Details:


For further details please contact Caro Communications: – 020 7713 9388 @carocomms

Jessica Knowles:
Jeffrey Cheung:


For further information on the “Don’t Move, Improve!” free day of consultations, competition or exhibition, please contact Lucie Murray at or 020 7636 9077. To book a half hour consultation with a shortlisted architect, please click here.

Editor’s notes

Heal’s has been designing, making and selling quality furniture for more than two centuries now, so it’s no surprise that it’s known as ‘the home of modern and contemporary designer furniture’. Starting out as a bed-makers in 1810, and later embracing the ideals of the Arts and Crafts movement, Heal’s has a long history of collaborating with prominent designers. Heal’s is as passionate today as it’s always been about introducing new ranges, discovering stars of the future and pushing the boundaries of outstanding contemporary design.

New London Architecture
New London Architecture is an independent forum for debate 
about the future shape of the city
 and a permanent information
 resource about what’s happening in architecture, planning, development and construction across the capital. 
A year-round programme of events, exhibitions, research, awards and publications and exhibitions bring together politicians, professionals and the public to share knowledge, analyse policy, debate change and identify opportunities. Permanent exhibition galleries at The Building Centre in central London, featuring the Pipers Central London Model – a 1:1500 scale model of the city – are open free of charge six days a week. NLA’s membership now stands at over 400 organisations drawn from across the public and private sectors and the centre delivers over 150 events per year.

Don’t Move, Improve! 2014
NLA, supported by the British Institute of Interior Design (BIID), Heal’s and RIBA London, launched Don’t Move, Improve! 2014 – a competition, now in its fifth year, to find the best and most innovative home extensions and interior design in London.

The competition seeks to find the best ways to create more space to live in London, and is open to architectural practices, interior designers and members of the public who have completed extensions or refurbishment projects in London within the last three years.

All 44 shortlisted and winning schemes from NLA’s “Don’t Move, Improve!” competition are on display at the NLA galleries at The Building Centre, WC1 until 12 February 2015. The projects range from £35,000 to £1,900,000, and demonstrate a wide range of solutions for extending London’s typical dwelling types. A publication of all shortlisted and winning schemes can be purchased for £2 at The Building Centre café.

*Participating practices offering free consultations at NLA on 24 January 2015 include: Bradley Van Der Straeten Architects; Chance de Silva; De Rosee Sa; Emrys Architects; Gort Scott; Gundry Ducker; HUT; Kirkwood McCarthy; Lipton Plant Architects; MTA; MUSTARD Architects; MW Architects; Space Group Architects; Stiff + Trevillion; The Hopps Partnership; Zminkowska De Boise Architects