St William picked up two awards for placemaking at the 2022 Planning Awards in June.
Both sites will see brownfield, former gasholder sites stitched back into the surrounding communities, with new homes and amenities for local people to enjoy.
The Planning Awards, now in their ninth year, showcase excellence in planning and placemaking across the country.
Award for Planning for Affordable Housing – Clarendon
Clarendon received the Award for Planning for Affordable Housing. The judges cited the scheme as an example of how to make “best use of brownfield land” and highlighted “a well thought-through masterplan and housing designs”.
St William worked with L&Q to increase the number of affordable homes on site to 589, after securing a grant from the Greater London Authority.
The 12-acre brownfield site was once home to three redundant gasometers and industrial space, and is being transformed into a new neighbourhood with more than 1,700 homes, 2.5 acres of green open space including a community park, and 9,300sqm of commercial space.
Haringey Council celebrates first new affordable homes at Clarendon
Award for Best Housing Scheme (500 Homes and over) – Marian Place, Bethnal Green
Marian Place won the Best Housing Scheme award, with judges calling it “fantastically unique and distinctive”, adding it “will provide a real statement building”.
Designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Marian Place will see an isolated former gasholder site brought back into use to provide 555 homes.
It will include nearly two acres of public open space and, once complete, will reconnect the community with a stretch of the Regent’s Canal for the first time in 150 years.
Indicative CGI, Marian Place
The Green Quarter in Ealing was also Highly Commended by judges for Planning for the Natural Environment. The emerging neighbourhood spans 88-acres and it set to become one of the UK’s most biodiverse neighbourhoods, with nature-rich green space designed in partnership with the London Wildlife Trust.
You can read more about the places we are transforming, including case studies of some of our latest regeneration sites, here.