West London schemes in London Planning Awards

Several projects have made the shortlist of the London Planning Awards for 2014, including Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Kingsbury and the Dorsett Hotel Shepherds Bush.

The London Planning Awards are organised by London First, in conjunction with the Mayor of London, the Royal Town Planning Institute and London Councils. The awards celebrate the outstanding contribution of planners to the capital’s urban regeneration.

Those making the shortlist include Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Kingsbury, a project which comprises a new build temple, multi-function hall, teaching rooms, and affordable work spaces, which has been shortlisted for Best Community Led Project.

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: “With 100,000 people moving to London every year, bold and creative planning has never been of more importance. These awards shine a light on the crème de la crème of the industry and show how integral good quality planning is to ensure that London remains the best city in the world to live, work and visit.”

Baroness Jo Valentine, Chief Executive of London First, said: “The nominations for this year’s London Planning Awards showcase the remarkable variety in the capital’s planning system, with a range of exceptional developments across all categories. Our built environment is vital if London is to succeed in meeting the challenges ahead but as this shortlist of developments shows, the strength of this sector in our capital is more than capable of keeping London a world class city.”

Full list of West London schemes on the list:

Best New Place to Work

10 Hammersmith Grove – Development Securities PLC, Wates Construction, Pell Frischman, Aecom – London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham

Best Community Led Project 

Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Kingsbury – LTS Architects, Engineers HRW, Max Fordham, Shree Hari Construction – London Borough of Brent

Best Heritage Led Project 

Shepherd’s Bush Pavilion Hotel – Dorsett/Kosmopolitan Hotels, Ardmore, McBains Cooper, URS – London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham


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