Four schemes make shortlist

The RIBA has announced the shortlist for the 2021 Neave Brown Award for Housing.

Four schemes and three architecture practices have made the shortlist in the second iteration of the honour.

Named after the late Neave Brown, a winner of the Royal Gold Medal for Architecture, the awards were launched in 2019 but were not held last year due to the pandemic.

The previous winner was Mikhail Riches Architects’ Goldsmith Street scheme in Norwich, which also won the Stirling Prize that year.

The practices nominated for this year’s shortlist are Maccreanor Lavington, Stanton Williams and Peter Barber, with the latter nominated for two different schemes - 95 Peckham Road, London, and McGrath Road, also in London.

Maccreanor Lavington was nominated for its Blackfriars Circus scheme in London.

Stanton Williams was the only firm nominated for a project outside of London - with its Key Worker Housing scheme in Eddington Cambridge earning it a nod.

None of the practices were nominated for the award in 2019.

Neave Brown Award for Housing 2021 shortlist

Blackfriars Circus, London - Maccreanor Lavington

Project details:

  • Contract value: £105m
  • Internal area: 39,467m²
  • Contractor: Barratt London
  • Structural engineers: Aecom
  • Quantity surveyor/Cost consultant: Barratt London
  • Project management: Barratt London
  • Environmental/M&E engineers: Whitecode Associates
  • Acoustic engineers: RBA Acoustics
  • Access consultant: David Bonnett Associates
  • Landscape architects: OuterSpace
  • Sustainability consultant: Bespoke Builder Services (BBS)
  • Fire consultant: H+H Fire

Key Worker Housing, Eddington Cambridge - Stanton Williams

Project details: 

  • Contractor: Wates Construction
  • Planning and masterplanning: AECOM
  • Landscape architect: J&L Gibbons
  • Project Management: Turner & Townsend
  • Quantity surveyor/Cost consultant: Gardiner and Theobald
  • Fire engineer: IFC
  • Structural engineer (Post-design stages): MLM
  • Sustainability, environmental and acoustic engineer (Post-design stages): Stroma 
  • Access consultant: Centre for Accessible Environments
  • Clerk of Works: Calfordseaden
  • Building Control: Cambridge City Council
  • Code for Sustainable Homes and BREEAM Assessor: NHBC
  • Structural engineer (Design stages): AECOM 
  • M&E engineer (Design stages): AECOM 
  • Building physics consultant (Design stages): AECOM
  • Principal designer: Faithful+Gould
  • M&E engineer (Post-design stages): Hoare Lea
  • Internal area: 22,316m²

McGrath Road, London - Peter Barber Architects

Internal area: 2,524m²

Contractor: Mulalley Construction

Structural engineers: Cook Associates

Environmental/M&E engineers: Whitecode

Quantity surveyor/Cost consultant: John Rowan and Partners

Brick manufacturer: Modular Clay Solutions

Employers agent: John Rowan and Partners

95 Peckham Road, London - Peter Barber Architects

Project details:

  • Internal area: 2,846m²
  • Contractor: Kuropatwa
  • Structural engineers: Hall Davis
  • Environmental/M&E engineers: Mendick Waring
  • Quantity surveyor/Cost consultant: Kuropatwa