A month-long exhibition in the Soapworks building with local art collective Centre of Gravity provided a showcase for 60 artists and was curated as a mix of inspiring contemporary art, film talks and performance.
The consultation for Soapworks used the bespoke app Give-My-View, an engagement tool developed by First Base with Built-ID, with consultation meetings, newsletters, telephone and posted information to receive almost 6,000 responses to their proposals.
Offers a wide variety of mixed usage spaces for creative and cultural events including a gallery, a warehouse and rooftops. Acting as Peckham’s cultural quarter, it provides countless events, supportive network for the creative industries of Southwark and South London, whilst also offering a diverse community of artists, small business incubations, and fitness ventures.
The proposal for Granton Waterfront includes 3,000 new homes, a new school, cultural facilities and a new 10-hectare flood-resilient coastal park that reconnecxts the waterfront with the city and existing communities
The Agora Centre, a 1970s shopping and leisure centre, will be replaced by a grid of residential streets with 115 homes, 8 new shop units and a community space. A community energy services company, Wolverton Community Energy, will run the on-site microgrid
This mixed-use quarter contains a range of housing tenures, offices and a health centre, and within each block, the buildings are grouped to define garden courtyards. Transparent and permeable ground-floors give access to the gardens from the street and help to animate the surrounding public spaces
This district consists of family homes, apartments, The Place - a large zero carbon office building and centre for excellence in tackling climate change, retail spaces, a primary school, a care home and a community centre. It spans both banks of the River Aire and is designed to reduce carbon emissions at every stage
Since opening in 2018, Television Centre has opened to the public while continuing to be a place of work, with the BBC still making programmes within the refurbished studios. The development’s external spaces have become the backdrop for some of the nation’s most-watched and loved television shows, including Strictly Come Dancing and Top Gear. Shows are now undertaken in the open-air, overlooked by residential apartments and watched by the general public.
This new community park in Manchester, is the first UK demonstrator project for the GrowGreen initiative. Its data and management of the flow of rainwater into sustainable urban drainage systems, will be influential in the design of other green spaces in flood prone areas across Europe.
This public space has been transformed from a former landfill site to a new space with woodland area of 467 new trees planted in the park, a BMX track and a bespoke and proprietary play kit used by children of all ages. This reinvention of the space has added to the play and enjoyment of the community.
The greatest success of this project has been the ability to adapt, change, and respond to the dynamic needs of the community during a time of immense national and international uncertainty. Connecting Leeds is ambitious, a long-term transport strategy, but with an ability to scale and adapt that makes it dynamic and responsive to change
The judges were impressed with how this formerly failing place has been turned around through clever interventions on the ground floors and with happenings, such as the £1 water taxi. They liked how this place was now enabling a new relationship to the water in the wider neighbourhood
The judges were impressed with this landscape-led project and how previously closed-off areas have been reopened to the public. The fact that this new place feels of Manchester was noted, as well as the human scale of its nooks and alleyways. The reuse of the existing security block is playful and creative
The judges described this project as quite simply, world class, raising the bar for quality and mix of use. They were inspired by the way the place continues to evolve and its strong sense of place. Hearing about the developer’s involvement in the local school and lockdown outreach was also interesting
The judges liked how this project connected into the wider city and had a well thought-through plan. They also appreciated that this masterplan didn’t shy away from the challenges of the site, in particular, the extra-large stadium
The judges loved the emphasis on place, and felt the buildings were appropriately treated as backdrop. The project had a sense of fun, and the fact that the park would be delivered first was considered a strong positive statement of intent
The judges were inspired by the inclusivity of the park, which catered to all ages, as well as the variety of its spaces catering to different tastes, and remarked on the park’s gift to the wider community
The judges praised this project as working on every level. They liked how the project was rooted in the community and sought to support economic activity that was already there, without reinventing the year. The resilience of the project during Covid was also a positive.
Balham has undergone much change, as young professionals and families, priced out of Clapham, moved into the area. The town centre and streetscape was in need of improvement. The scheme to overhaul the public realm included transforming Hildreth Street into a vibrant market square with a cafe strip and finding a creative solution to the ’ugly wall’, a flank wall that is now covered in mock-Victorian green faience tiling as a nod to the Northern line
Waltham Forest is a diverse and vibrant place growing faster than any other London borough. To ensure this sustainable, £27m of ’Mini-Holland’ funding and £800,000 from Transport for London (Borough Cycling Programme) is being invested to improve infrastructure and encourage walking and cycling. The ’Enjoy Waltham Forest’ programme focuses on a range of place-based development to ensure healthier lifestyles for all residents
Smith’s Dock is a former ship repair yard overlooking the River Tyne in North Shields. Steeped in heritage, the dock dates from the 1850s and closed in the late 1980s. The masterplan includes more than 800 homes of mixed tenure, as well as vast places to play, meaning anyone can find somewhere to be outside and enjoy life at Smith’s Dock. Three dock inlets are a focal point - an ongoing symbol of the site’s heritage
London Dock is a 6.2 hectare transformation of Wapping’s historic docklands into a thriving urban district. A new grid of pathways, public squares and semi-private gardens draw people into the heart of the development and link the neighbourhood’s spaces and buildings. Complementing this is an exemplary 1,800-home, mixed-use development, described by the press as a game changer for Wapping.
The West End Project is a radical overhaul of traffic and public realm in central London. It removes the one-way systems and general traffic on Tottenham Court Road and Gower Street, closes streets to create parks and new squares, widens pavements, enhances connections, better supports pedestrians and cyclists and improves road safety. In doing so, it demonstrates public realm’s potential as an antidote for some of the most pressing problems of today, including air quality, loneliness and
Port Loop is being transformed into a new family-focused, 43-acre waterside neighbourhood with more than 1,150 new homes, as well as commercial workspaces, parks, green spaces and community facilities that will include a new swimming pool. More than 1.5km of new towpaths will feature moorings, cycleways and walkways to the city, and even a waterbus stop