London Planning Awards shortlist

Greenford Town Centre, Old Oak Common, and the Stonebridge Estate are vying for this years’ London Planning Awards.

Organised by London First in conjunction with the Mayor, Royal Town Planning Institute and London Councils, the London Planning Awards celebrate the outstanding contribution of planners to the capital’s urban renaissance.

Now in their tenth year, they are the capital’s major showcase for planning in both public and private sectors. To celebrate 10 years of planning in London, this year the London Planning Awards include a special 10th anniversary award for the greatest contribution to Planning and Development over the last decade. The names of shortlisted candidates will be released nearer the time.

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson said: “For more than a decade these awards have inspired us with new ideas to create places and spaces that make our great city an even better place to live, work and invest. Once again we have a fantastic awards shortlist and I’m looking forward to sifting through them to find the winners that will raise the benchmark for great planning and design in the capital.”

Colin Haylock, RTPI President said: “The amazingly diverse shortlist is a tribute to the innovative nature of planners, and a recognition of the very wide ranging skills that planners have. What the shortlist shows is whether it’s breathing new life into an estate or helping to create the exceptional Olympic site, no challenge is too small, too large, or too difficult for planners to take on.”

Baroness Jo Valentine, Chief Executive, London First, said: “In such an iconic year for London, this year’s impressive shortlist highlights the diversity of planning in our capital and showcases the range of schemes that we know London is capable of delivering; from large scale projects to outer borough estate regeneration.”

The winners will be announced in January at City Hall.

The full list of shortlist (West London in bold):

Best Built Project

  • Tidemill Academy and Deptford Lounge (Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects)
  • Neo Bankside (Native Land)
  • London 2012 Olympic Parklands and Public Realm (London Legacy Development Corporation)
  • Westfield Stratford City (Westfield)
  • 5 Merchant Square (Redleaf Polhill)


Best Built Project – community scale scheme

  • Dysons Road Community Hub (Diocese of London)
  • Clapham ONE: The Library Building (Studio Egret West)
  • Ealing Broadway Cycle Hub (Ealing Council)

Best Conceptual Project

  • Legacy Communities Scheme (AECOM)
  • Embassy Gardens (Terry Farrell & Partners)
  • Old Oak Common (Terry Farrell & Partners)
  • UCL Bloomsbury Masterplan (Lifshutz Davidson Sandilands)

Best New Public Space

  • Ladywell Fields, Lewisham (BDP)
  • Granary Square, Kings Cross N1C (Argent King’s Cross Limited)
  • Leicester Square (Westminster City Council)

Best New Place to Live

  • Barking Riverside-Phase 1 Housing (LB of Barking & Dagenham)
  • Aylesbury Estate Regeneration Phase 1A (Levitt Bernstein)
  • Packington Estate regeneration, Islington (Rydon)
  • Matchmakers Wharf, Hackney (Stock Woolstencroft)

Best Built Project 5 Years On

  • Stonebridge Estate Regeneration, Brent 1996-2008 (Terence O’Rourke)
  • Duke of York Square Development (Paul Davies & Partners Architects)
  • The Round House (LB of Camden)

Best Historic Building Management

  • BBC New Broadcasting House (Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners)
  • Kings Cross Station (LB of Camden & Network Rail)
  • Quadrant 3 (Crown Estates, Dixon Jones, Donald Insall Associates, Stanhope)

Best Town Centre Project

  • Croydon Metropolitan Centre (Croydon Council)
  • Leyton Town Centre, Waltham Forest (Waltham Forest Council, Waltham Forest Business Board, Lee Valley Estates, Jan Kattein Architects)
  • Good for Greenford (Ealing Council)
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