It was a triple win for Berkeley at the Planning Awards this week, with St William's Leven Road Gasworks picking up Planning Permission of the Year.
The former gasworks in Poplar is being transformed into a sustainable neighbourhood, including 2,800 mixed-use homes, a school, flexible workspace and a new park that will open up the riverside for the first time in almost 200 years.
More than 50% of the site will be open space, and St William has partnered with the London Wildlife Trust to find ways to enhance biodiversity along this part of the River Lea. The project is expected to deliver a net biodiversity gain of 83% once a network of meadows, grassland and wetland habitats mature.
The judges praised it as "a development that truly reflects its location and provides betterment to the environment" and shows "great signs of community engagement and co-working with the local authority".
Two other Berkeley sites were also recognised at the event, held by Planning Magazine to recognise outstanding achievements in planning and placemaking across the country.
Find the full list of winners here.