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Awards shortlist showcases London’s best new projects
15 November 2019
Building London Planning Awards 2020 contenders include affordable family homes and innovative community cultural resources.
The shortlist for the Building London Planning Awards 2020 has been unveiled, including work from WSP, Arcadis, and the London Boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark.
The Building London Planning Awards, now in its 17th year, is organised by London First in partnership with the Mayor of London, London Councils, the Planning Officers Society London, the Royal Town Planning Institute.
This year’s contenders include: Kidbrooke Village, a £1 billion scheme which, while delivering 1,630 homes, 730 affordable, has improved biodiversity by 200%; The Britannia Project, a Hackney Council-led scheme bringing together education, leisure and housing on one site while maximising community benefit through delivering eight large-scale, intensively-used buildings into an already dense context; and St Marks, which involved saving a Grade 1 listed church from the at-risk register and opening up free community spaces.
The Building London Planning Awards 2020 will take place at Landing Forty Two, The Leadenhall Building, on 28 January 2020, and features eight awards, including The Mayor’s Award for Planning Excellence to the overall winner.
Also shortlisted are Oval Village by Berkeley Homes, including the creative conversion of a listed gasholder, the Hounslow House Programme by the London Borough of Hounslow, and Hampstead Manor, which makes five listed buildings and a 5000 sqm garden publicly accessible.
Jasmine Whitbread, Chief Executive of London First, said:
“London never stands still, with a huge range of projects making a positive difference to the way we live, work and enjoy our free time. This year’s shortlist showcases the developments going above and beyond for the capital, from delivering beautifully designed affordable housing to safeguarding, and opening up access to, heritage assets for communities.”
Jules Pipe, Deputy Mayor for Planning, Regeneration and Skills, said:
“This year’s shortlist contains an extremely high standard of entries, which once again reflects the sheer range of talent in the capital. London needs thousands more genuinely affordable homes – and it is essential they are well-designed and supported with the workspaces, amenities and transport links needed to create places in which Londoners want to live and work.”
The 2020 shortlist is:
Best Mixed-Use Scheme
Best New Place to Live
Royal Eden Docks
Best New Place to Work
The Ray Farringdon
1 Finsbury Avenue
The Award for Community Engagement in the Planning Process
Catford Centre pre-planning engagement
231 Old Kent Road
Neighbourhood Planning engagement in Camden
The Borough-led Projects Award
West Norwood Library and Picturehouse
Nightingale Primary School, Tiger Way
Hounslow House Programme
The Greenwood Centre
The Heritage & Culture Award
Beckenham Place Park
Mayor’s Award for Sustainable & Environmental Planning
City of London Wind Microclimate Guidelines
The Greenwood Centre
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