Building CATEGORIES 

What kinds of building make up London?

What are their size and shape? How are they made, and what of? Who built them and which are the most energy efficient? Where can you find different types? And which do you like most, and think should be reused, to make London more sustainable for the future?

Colouring London is collecting 12 types of information to help us answer these and many other questions about the city. Click on any box to find out more, or scroll down to view our detailed list.

SUBCATEGORIES 

Building CATEGORIES 

What kinds of building make up London?

What are their size and shape? How are they made, and what of? Who built them and which are the most energy efficient? Where can you find different types? And which do you like most, and think should be reused, to make London more sustainable for the future?

Colouring London is collecting 12 types of information to help us answer these and many other questions about the city. Click on any box to find out more, or scroll down to view our detailed list.

SUBCATEGORIES 

Within our 12 main categories we are collecting over 50 subcategories of information. These are shown below. If you'd like to help us just click on a building on our map, choose a category of interest (if ready for upload) on our map page and fill in an information you can. Every entry will help.  

Below we have put a star     by the easiest categories to fill in. 'Like Me?' for example just needs you to tick a box if you like the building. 'Age' and 'Demolitions' are probably the most difficult categories but perfect if you you're interested in historical research. Click any category to find out more. 

Location

Address data:

  • Building Name

  • Building Number

  • Streetname

  • Postcode

Mapping data:

  • OSM centroid, UPRN & TOID

Use

 

  • Choose how the building is used from our dropdown menu: Order, Group, Class

  • Is it Mixed Use?

  • How many units?

Type

  • Building Type/original use selected from a dropdown menu 
     

Age

  • What's the construction date 

  • Front/facade date

  • Source of age information

Size

  • Area

  • Height 

  • Storeys

  • Width

  • Plot Area

Construction

  • Construction method

  • Materials 

  • % Facade glazing

  • Development team

  • Major refurbishment teams

  • BIM reference

Shape

  • Plan shape

  • Roof type 

  • Attached/Detached

Energy

  • EPC 

  • BREEAM

  • DEC

  • Last major retrofit

Greenery

  • Gardens  

  • Trees

  • Green roofs

  • Green walls

  • Parks/Green spaces

  • Protected greenery

Planning

  • Planning portal weblink

  • GHLER weblink

  • NHLE weblink

  • Listed buildings

  • Locally listed buildings

  • Conservation area

  • Sites of special interest                     

Demolitions

  • Is demolition proposed?

  • Is demolition pending

  • Previous constructions & demolition dates

Like me?

  • Do you like the building and think it contributes to the city?​ 

During 2018/19 we will be releasing our 12 categories for testing in three 

stages. Firstly Location, Age, Size & Like me? Then Use, Type, Shape 

& Planning, and finally Construction, Energy, Greenery & Demolitions. Subcategories marked with an asterisk* are those for which we're planning to visualise collected data over the next year.

We need to keep our collection as efficient, effective and simple as possible but if there is high demand for a relevant additional subcategory we will try to include it. You can let us know here.

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LONDON