The London Planning Awards, now in its 12th year, is organised, in partnership with the Mayor of London, London First, RTPI and London Councils, to recognise and reward best practice in planning in the capital.
The Awards are launched in the summer of each year with judging in the autumn. The awards ceremony takes place at City Hall in the 1st quarter of each year and is attended by over 300 senior representatives from the boroughs (officers and members), City Hall, developers, planners and community groups.
To view the video of this year's presentation ceremony please click here.
London Planning Awards 2013/14 Winners:
CATEGORY 1: BEST BUILT PROJECT Sponsored by CBRE
Winner: The North East Quadrant (Borough of Camden) for its dramatic transformation of a challenging brownfield site into a vibrant hub of activity, and improvement to the area as a whole
CATEGORY 2: BEST BUILT PROJECT - COMMUNITY SCALE Sponsored by Land Securities
Winner: 'The Glass Mill' Loampit Vale, Lewisham - a state of the art community leisure centre - for its transformational impact on the wider area, benefits to the local community, design and ingenuity
Commended: Van Gogh Walk for the inspirational level of local involvement and community ownership achieved by genuinely collaborative working,
CATEGORY 3: BEST CONCEPTUAL PROJECT Sponsored by Berwin Leighton Paisner
Winner: Copley Close Regeneration in Ealing for the careful, sensitive and responsive approach to estate renewal. The strategy addresses many of the issues resulting from the poor original layout of the estates whilst avoiding unnecessary disruption to the existing community
Commended: Pop-up HAWSE for the innovative, challenging and topical exploration of short term homelessness
CATEGORY 4: BEST NEW PLACE TO LIVE
Winner: East Village for its scale, quality and understated innovation
CATEGORY 5: BEST NEW PUBLIC SPACE Sponsored by Hogan Lovells
Winner: Brown Hart Gardens for its ingenuity and historical sensitivity. In the heart of Mayfair, this eccentric new public square is located on the roof of a Grade II listed Substation
Commended: Van Gogh Walk for its replicability and community involvement
CATEGORY 6: BEST BUILT PROJECT FIVE YEARS ON Sponsored by GVA
Winner: Royal Festival Hall for its subtle yet transformative impact on the South Bank as a whole and revitilising the complex multi-level building to significantly improve the public realm
Commended: Old Spitalfields Market for having managed to retain some of the spirit of the more quirky east London retail offer and the careful management of the historical East End fabric
CATEGORY 7: BEST HISTORIC BUILDING MANAGEMENT Sponsored by English Heritage
Winner: Restoring Roehampton’s Heritage for carefully coordinating the restoration of a number of heritage assets in the Roehampton, bringing them back into use and using them as triggers for the areas wider regeneration.
Winner: The William Morris Gallery and Gardens for the scheme, which involves the refurbishment of the William Morris Gallery to create new displays, research rooms, staff offices and a new tea room and exhibition space. It also included the refurbishment of the gardens around the Gallery back to its former glory.
CATEGORY 8: BEST TOWN CENTRE PROJECT Sponsored by Turley
Winner: Woolwich Squares for its subtle yet transformative changes to the way Woolwich Town Centre works, including the provision of a large supermarket, 960 residential units and new Civic Offices
CATEGORY 9: LONDON PLANNING PERSON OF THE YEAR Sponsored by Edelman
Winner: Alastair Smart, Head of Development and Project Management, The Crown Estate for leading the team responsible for the £1.5bn transformation of a large portion of the West End, ensuring the Crown Estate is in safe hands.
CATEGORY 10: MAYOR’S AWARD FOR PLANNING EXCELLENCE
Winner: East Village: not only for creating a new high quality neighbourhood in east London, but for its approach to housing delivery, its simple and replicable design solution, its scale and its overall quality.