Building London Planning Awards 2024 shortlist 28.05.24

1 Berkeley Street, 2 Ruskin Square, Brentford Masterplan and Palmerston Court have been shortlisted in this year’s Building London Planning Awards. These prestigious awards, which are in partnership with the Mayor of London, celebrate innovative projects that are leaders in design and sustainability across the capital.

1 Berkeley Street, shortlisted for Best Mixed Use Scheme, transforms two 1970s buildings into a 210,000 square foot mixed-use hub blending offices, retail and the inaugural 1 Hotel outside North America. Situated opposite The Ritz Hotel on Piccadilly, the development champions sustainability, retaining 81% of the existing structures while integrating modern extensions that respect the historical building lines. New additions, including a two-storey rooftop hotel extension, a flagship office and retail corner pavilion, and a new-build annex office building in Dover Yard occupied by Crosstree, contribute to a multifaceted urban design. The transformation of Dover Yard from a loading bay into a publicly accessible courtyard that includes hotel and retail spaces at ground, activated by the integration of one of the largest green walls in London, marks the project’s commitment to environmental design and the social wellbeing of the local community.

2 Ruskin Square, shortlisted for Best New Place to Work, is an environmentally ambitious ten-storey office development in east Croydon, part of the Stanhope and Schroders masterplan which connects East Croydon station to the town centre. The building is to be the new HQ for the Home Office, bringing together three offices spread across Croydon to one location. The sustainability and wellbeing vision for the project was to design and deliver truly great places for work that support smarter working in a modern civil service. The office achieves BREEAM Outstanding and incorporates design features aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of building occupiers – including a focus on air quality and industry-leading energy efficiency in operation.  The project seeks to minimise embodied carbon and resource use, is designed for adaptability and re-use, and minimises operational energy use as a Design for Performance (NABERS UK) pioneer.

Brentford Masterplan, shortlisted for Best New Place to Live, is a collaboration between AHMM, Howells Architects, Maccreanor Lavington and Grant Associates for Ballymore to establish a high-density, low-rise mix of uses that will revitalise Brentford High Street and create direct links to the River Brent, Grand Union Canal and related waterways. North-south yards, echoing the historic urban grain, combine with a major east-west route and an accessible waterfront towpath to maximise permeability through the site. In addition to leading the masterplan, AHMM has designed a key plot within the completed first phase of the development and a further two plots within the second phase of development. 

Palmerston Court, shortlisted for Best Mixed Use Scheme and Sustainable Planning, is a new highly sustainable development led by private student accommodation provider Urbanest opposite the new Battersea Power Station. Comprised of three student buildings and a dedicated commercial building, the development will provide modern accommodation for over 850 students and will be the first major PassivHaus student housing development in London. With its bold colours and glazed terracotta facades, the development aims to draw on the industrial heritage of the site and become a gateway building at the northern edge of the wider masterplan for Battersea’s new Design and Tech quarter.

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in mid-October.

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