And the winners are: find out who won our London Planning AwardsFebruary 4, 2016
The winners of London’s top planning awards were unveiled on Wednesday night.
Organised by London First, in conjunction with the Mayor of London, the Royal Town Planning Institute and London Councils, the London Planning Awards is the most prestigious event for the planning and development sector.
Contenders were nominated by the property sector with the final shortlist judged by a panel of experts from the Greater London Authority, London First, the Royal Town Planning Institute and London Councils. The awards were presented by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, at a ceremony at City Hall attended by leading developers and prominent local government officials.
Best New Place to Work
Roundhouse Administration Building – Roundhouse, Urban Space Management
Best new public space
Holborn Circus and St Andrew Holborn Church Garden enhancement scheme Holborn Circus – City of London, Rupert Harris,
St Andrew Garden – City of London, St Andrew Holborn Church, Transport for London, J B Riney, Baily Garner, Bere Arch, Fountaineers, Ellis & Moore LLP, Jeremy Rye Studio, Compass Archaeology
Best Town Centre project
BL-NK Curtain Road – London Borough of Hackney
Best Community Led Project
Stamford Hill Area Action Plan – Community Panel, Stamford Hill AAP, Ivan Tennant, Plan Projects, London Borough of Hackney
Best Planning Authority
City of Westminster
Trafalgar Place, Elephant & Castle
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson MP, said:
“Top quality, creative planning is absolutely crucial if London is to continue to be the best city in the world to live, work and visit. Congratulations to the winners who are leading the way in innovative design to ensure we are creating the homes, offices, open spaces and cultural venues that are not only attractive to our communities, but will stand the test of time.”
Baroness Jo Valentine, Chief Executive of London First, said:
“Our built environment is vital if London is to succeed in meeting the challenges ahead but as these winners show, the strength of this sector in our capital is more than capable of keeping London a world class city.”
Cllr Claire Kober, London Councils’ executive member for infrastructure and regeneration, said:
“The London Planning Awards show how much outstanding planning work is happening to make our great city and its neighbourhoods even greater in the future. Councils, working in partnership with developers, public bodies and others, are uniquely placed to ensure that through new schemes, the maximum economic, social and environment value is unlocked and the right balance between these is achieved.”
Stephen Wilkinson, Vice President of the Royal Town Planning Institute said:
“Congratulations to all the winners. Once again the awards featured an excellent array of outstanding planning projects. They demonstrated how planners are helping to make London an even better place to live, work or visit.”
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