Wednesday23 August 2017

Granary Wharf in Leeds wins highest honour at Housing Design Awards

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Scheme by Careyjones chapmantolcher, CZWG and Allies & Morrison bags Supreme Award

Leeds regeneration project Granary Wharf scooped the Supreme Award at this year’s Housing Design Awards.

The completed mixed-use scheme, located next to Leeds central station and designed by Careyjones chapmantolcher, CZWG and Allies & Morrison for Isis Regeneration, includes the only 3-bed apartments in the city among 282 new homes, as well as generously sized 2-bed apartments at above 70sqm.

PRP was also celebrating after receiving three of the 12 awards at yesterday’s ceremony - the highest number of any practice – for Hill Homes and One Housing’s Trees Extra Care development in Highgate and for two schemes in the ‘project’ category for developments with planning permission: Portobello Square in Kensington and St Bedes in Bedford.

Judges, who included representatives from the RIBA, RTPI and RICS, said the results showed England was “once again building homes of the type and size families depended on before the 2002-2008 rental investor boom unleashed a wave of small 2-bed apartments”.

Housing minister Grant Shapps said there was a trend towards schemes likely to receive support under localism.

“These will be excellent examples for others in the industry, particularly as we look to encourage more community involvement in designing homes and neighbourhoods,” he added.

Housing Design Awards judge David Birkbeck claimed that even though fewer homes are being built, there is a “silver lining”.

“Houses are back, while apartments are being built in smaller blocks peppered with duplexes. The focus is on the owner-occupier quality-driven market in place of hordes buying small and cheap,” he said.

Full list of completed award winners

-Granary Wharf, Leeds, Careyjones chapmantolcher, CZWG, Allies & Morrison and Isis Regeneration

-St Andrews, Bromley-by-Bow, by Allies & Morrison, Maccreanor Lavington and Barratt London (also won two special mentions - the inaugural “Community Consultation Award” and the “Graham Pye Award” for plan form best suited to family living)

- Peabody Avenue, Pimlico, by Haworth Tompkins Architects and Peabody Trust

- Trees Extra Care development, Highgate, by PRP Architects and Hill Homes/One Housing

- Arundel Square, Islington by Pollard Thomas Edwards and United House


Full list of project award winners

 -The Guts, Manchester New Islington, by Mae Architects and Great Places Housing Group

- Cambridge and Wells Court, South Kilburn, by Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands and Brent Council

-The Avenue, Saffron Walden, by Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects and Hill Residential

-Bold as Brick, Preston, by RCKa architects and Community Gateway Housing Association

-Bank Hall, Lancashire, by Riches Hawley Mikhail Architects and Urban Splash

-St Bedes, Bedford, by PRP and Orbit Homes

- Portobello Square, Kensington, by PRP and Catalyst Housing Group




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