2015 Regional Planning Achievement Award
The Regional Award Judging Panel would like to thank all organisations who entered this year's Regional Award. The Panel, convened by Paul Maison (Immediate Past Regional Chair), were overwhelmed by the quality and diversity of the projects and, after much debate, the Judging Panel are delighted to announce that this year there are two winners and one commendation.
Joint Winners of the 2015 Regional Planning Achievement Award
- Rendlesham Neighbourhood Plan - entered by Evolution Town Planning LLP
- Hillington Square, King's Lynn - entered by Mae Architects
Photos above: (left) Steven Bainbridge and David Barker of Evolution Town Planning LLP, with Heather Heelis and Kay Nash of Rendlesham Parish Council
(right) Alex Ely of Mae Architects, with David Potter, Regional Chair, RTPI East of England
Find out what the Regional Judges said about these two exceptional entries here
Alex Ely of Mae Architects says: "We're delighted to receive the RTPI's East of England Award and the recognition it gives to our transformation of a challenging estate aimed at helping to improve the lives of residents. It would have been easy to demolish and start again but the fabric of Hillington Square was sound. Remodelling has allowed us to develop a template for adapting such estates, extending their life and overcoming their urban and architectural design flaws"
Commendation in the 2015 Regional Planning Achievement Award
- School of Pythagoras, St John's College, Cambridge - entered by Beacon Planning Ltd.
Dr Jon Burgess, Director, Beacon Planning, says: "We were delighted to win the commendation for our work, together with Caroe Architecture, to sensitively adapt the Grade I listed School of Pythagoras at St John's College. It is wonderful to see a high quality heritage scheme being recognised by the RTPI".
Other Short-listed Projects:
- "Great Witchingham Community Project" by Broadland District Council
- "New Museums Site, University of Cambridge" by LDA Design and Cambridge University Estate Management
- "Cambridge American Cemetery" by Beacon Planning Ltd.
Further information on these three winning projects and the other three short-listed entries are available here.
Gala Dinner and Award Presentation Evening
The winners were announced at the 2015 Regional Gala Dinner and Awards Presentation evening on Friday 25 September 2015, with Kelvin MacDonald as guest speaker.