London Planning Awards 2011
                              

 

 

Purpose of the Awards

To recognise excellence and showcase examples that are leading the urban renaissance in London

To raise expectations and standards and promote awareness of good practice

To improve the profile of planning and the morale of those involved

Awards may be given to boroughs, developers, consultants, community groups, public agencies, partnerships and other teams. All entries will be expected to fulfil the objectives of the London Plan and demonstrate how they meet the specific criteria outlined under each of the award categories.

You can enter your own work or nominate someone else's. Entrants/nominees do not need to be members of the RTPI or London First. In the case of nominations, the judges will approach the nominees for further information. The scale of development or position of the entrant is not necessarily relevant to the evaluation of achievement (except for the Best Built Project and the Best Built Project – Community Scale Scheme categories).

Entries will generally be judged on their progress over the past two years (with the exception of the Best Built Project – Five Years On and Best Conceptual Project categories).

Closing date for entries: 6 September 2013

The winners will be revealed at the London Planning Awards ceremony, which will take place on the Tuesday 4 February 2014. Shortlisted projects will be offered 3 tickets to attend the ceremony.

 

JUDGING CRITERIA

BEST BUILT PROJECT

Sponsored by CBRE

Open to recently completed or substantially completed developments which have:

  • Maximised the potential of the site
  • Addressed climate change
  • Delivered benefits for the wider public
  • Achieved high quality design and enhanced the public realm

BEST BUILT PROJECT - COMMUNITY SCALE SCHEME

Sponsored by Land Securities

Open to recently completed or substantially completed small-scale developments (typically less than fifteen residential units or equivalent in other land uses) which have:

  • Maximised the potential of the site
  • Addressed climate change
  • Delivered benefits for the wider public
  • Achieved high quality design and enhanced the public realm
  • Involved the local community in decision making

BEST CONCEPTUAL PROJECT

Sponsored by Berwin Leighton Paisner

Open to submissions such as masterplans, frameworks, concepts, planning briefs or policy documents (not planning applications or unimplemented permissions) which would:

  • Contribute to London's world city status and/or regenerate areas of deprivation
  • Maximise the potential of an area
  • Address climate change
  • Tackle long-standing planning problems

BEST NEW PUBLIC SPACE

Sponsored by Hogan Lovells

Open to new or upgraded public space demonstrating:

  • Successful integration with surrounding uses
  • Cost-effective future maintenance
  • Established management regime
  • Access for all
  • Respect for all stakeholders
  • Achievements which can be used as a model for work elsewhere

BEST NEW PLACE TO LIVE

Open to recently completed residential developments which:

  • Demonstrate good quality design and public realm
  • Have access to a good range of facilities
  • Include a diverse range of accommodation, especially family accommodation

BEST BUILT PROJECT - FIVE YEARS ON

Sponsored by GVA

Open to developments completed between 1996-2009; the judges will be looking for projects that have stood the test of time by:

  • Providing a good environment with appropriate maintenance
  • Being in full use
  • Maintaining a good standard of appearance
  • Having acted as a catalyst for local development/regeneration

BEST HISTORIC BUILDING MANAGEMENT

Sponsored by English Heritage

Open to projects which have led to investment and re-use of historic places in London. Entries do not have to comprise Listed Buildings, however, they must have local importance or be set within a Conversation Area. Eligible entries include characterisation projects, appraisals, design statements or management plans alongside investment programmes. The judges are looking for projects which:

  • Have relevance to the planning system (as opposed to the detail of the historic or architectural merit) and exemplify good practice in managing the planning process
  • Address planning challenges of bringing new uses to underused/disused buildings
  • Improve the environmental performance of historic building(s)
  • Are not exclusive to just managing historic buildings but can demonstrate how existing conservation areas are being run to an exceptionally high standard

BEST TOWN CENTRE PROJECT

Sponsored by Turley Associates

Open to developments or initiatives within town centres or well integrated edge of town centre developments, including retail, offices, leisure, arts, culture, housing or a mix of the above, which have:

  • Contributed to town centre vitality and viability
  • Accommodated growth in commercial and/or residential development making effective use of town centre capacity
  • Promoted inclusive access
  • Enhanced the public realm
  • Supported effective town centre management to promote development, environmental quality, safety and security

MAYOR 'S AWARD FOR PLANNING AND EXCELLENCE

The Mayor will select the winner of his Award for Planning Excellence from the above shortlisted entries across all categories.

 

NEW - LONDON PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT PERSON OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Edelman

In recognition of those who have made a significant planning contribution to London during 2013.  

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