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Thursday31 July 2014

AHMM and Project Orange win big at 2008 Building for Life Awards

Adelaide Wharf, Hackney, east London by AHMN
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British architects including Allford Hall Monaghan Morris and Project Orange swept the board at this year’s Building for Life Awards organised by Cabe and the Home Builders’ Federation.

The six awards for the best housing design were presented by Wayne Hemmingway, chair of Building for Life.

Other winners included Project Orange’s Sinclair Building in Sheffield by first-time developer Christian Sinclair, and Broadway Malyan and A&Q’s transformation of a former military site in Greenwich, south-east London.

Hemingway said: “This is almost certainly the most challenging economic climate that developers have ever had to face, but this year’s winners point to a positive future for the home buyer - and might just point to a new paradigm in housing delivery.

“The fact that we have a first-time developer – with an interest in their own community - among the winners shows the value of fresh thinking, and perhaps signals how we should deliver homes in the future.”

A further 18 developments achieved the Building for Life standard, which goes to housebuilders and housing associations that show commitment to good design and sustainability.

A nationwide network of 500 accredited assessors has been set up by Cabe to evaluate new housing schemes against the Building for Life criteria, and at least one assessor will be based in every local authority.

The 20 criteria for the standard include sustainability, design of public space and integration of car parking.

Winners of the 2008 Building for Life Awards

Adelaide Wharf, Hackney, east London

Architect: Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

Developer: First Base/Family Mosaic

City Point, Brighton

Architect: Chetwood Associates

Developer: Barratt Homes/Moat Housing Association

City Point, Brighton
Credit: Stephen Mallaby/Barratt

Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth

Architect: Broadway Malyan, Scott Brownrigg, Gilmore Hankey Kirke, PLC Architects and Amos Partnership

Developer: Berkeley Homes/Hyde Housing & Southern Housing Group

Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth
Credit: Berkeley Homes/Simon Winson

Rostron Brow, Stockport

Architect: TADW Architects

Developer: Guinness Northern Counties

Rostron Brow, Stockport
Credit: Eddy Rhead

Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, south-east London

Architect: Broadway Malyan and A&Q

Developer: Berkeley Homes/Southern Housing Group

Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, south-east London
Credit: Berkeley Homes/Simon Winson

Sinclair Building, Sheffield

Architect: Project Orange

Developer: Christian Sinclair


Sinclair Building, Sheffield
Credit: Gareth Gardner

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