Developments triumph in design awards

Tue 19 May 2015, 12:21 pm

Two regeneration schemes in Barking and Dagenham have won prestigious design awards.

William Street Quarter

Thames View East by Pollard Thomas Edwards won the London Evening Standard award for best affordable scheme last week (15 May) and the William Street Quarter by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris won a Royal Institute of British Architecture (RIBA) London Awards gong for architecture excellence on Monday (18 May). The latter will go through to the national RIBA awards, which take place in late June.

Thames View East was completed last year and features 276 homes, including 151 family houses, 35 duplex flats and 90 one and two bedroom flats. It was funded by a new investment model designed to enable social regeneration, where the scheme is financed by a private equity investor but the freehold is retained by Barking and Dagenham Council. The authority nominates people who are eligible for the tenancies, and manages the tenancies.

William Street Quarter has seen two phases delivered so far. Anne Mews was completed in 2011 and featured the first council homes to be built in Barking for 27 years. The second phase, the King William Forest Street Quarter features 201 homes for social rent.

 

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