10 July 2019
The Hackney Wick Fish Island Retrospective Masterplan team has been announced as the winner of the category of ‘Excellence in Placemaking at High Densities’ at the prestigious Planning Awards 2019. Telereal Trillium’s recently consented planning application on this former BT Depot site contributed to winning the award.
The announcement was made on Tuesday, 4 June at the 2019 glamorous awards ceremony which took place at Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in London, bringing together professionals across the industry for a night of celebration and networking. These Awards recognise excellence in both planning and placemaking.
The Planning Awards (run by The Planning Magazine), said: “The approach in Hackney Wick & Fish Island is different to a masterplan and instead marks a return to principled city buildings. Owners and occupiers worked closely with authorities to successfully steer change in a place which is not in one single ownership. This experience highlights the importance of knowing and understanding the particular qualities that contribute to the character of a place and the features valued by those that live and work there. This provides the basis for successful placemaking”.
Hackney Wick Fish Island is located to the west of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, forming a series of canals and relief channels on the River Lea, comprising 145 residential units and 20,000 sqft of ground floor commercial frontage. The project is a focus for urban renewal and rapid densification.
The Award is a recognition to a number of sites at various stages of development which is transforming this area on the edge of the Olympic Park.
The award-winning team involved in the project are also organising a Retrospective Masterplan event at the London Festival of Architecture on the 20 June 2019. Please click here for more information.