2020 winning entries:
Submitted by Taylor Wimpey (Manchester)
Pennington Wharf is a flagship development, led by Taylor Wimpey in partnership with Wigan Council and Homes England which has delivered a marina basin, surrounding promenade, 2,759m2 of commercial and retail buildings and 471 homes. The vision of all stakeholders to create a development that turned a vast swathe of derelict land into a vibrant inclusive community. Pennington Wharf is a well-connected place to live; a community enjoyed by all and for many generations to come.
Submitted by Charles Church Lancashire
Renovation of a Gothic Grade II mansion and gatehouse in to residential apartments, along with new homes nestled in the grounds. Securing a sustainable, residential led future for the Mansion and its setting.
This project has brought together the skills and knowledge of local craftsmen as well as national experts. Stone Cross is providing a mature and imposing setting for new homes nestled within its grounds, as well as, once again, a home itself. The planning process has facilitated Charles Church to successfully connect through from design to the physical build, delivering a historic building into a contemporary home.
Submitted by Brock Carmichael Architecture
This is an outstanding conservation-led scheme demonstrating how difficult challenges were overcome sensitively through good planning, strong leadership and collaborative working by key stakeholders.
The Grade II listed historic structure having been derelict for over a decade has been painstakingly restored and converted into affordable apartments for rent.
One of the keys to its success was the effective partnership working between Liverpool Mutual Homes (now Torus) and The Homes and Communities Agency who provided funding support.
The project is an exemplar of how to rescue buildings at risk and provide a better quality of life for people in disadvantaged communities.
Submitted by Maybern Planning & Development and Pringle Homes
Located in the heart of Lancashire, Northcote Park comprises a development of 42 bespoke homes. Despite an extant permission for 18 dwellings (just three dwellings per hectare), Pringle Homes set out to reimagine the site to achieve a greater efficiency of land, whilst also seeking to create a unique and inspiring development. Northcote Park offers high quality homes and a diverse mix of house types to suit a range of demographics. Design factors including layout, style, landscaping and use of materials were meticulously considered not only to complement each other, but to create a cohesive character within the wider setting.
Submitted by WSP
This project is the coming together of the private and public sector to finally deliver development on a site decades after the opportunity was first identified. It is a respectful, timeless and inclusive development that will create a place, a series of spaces and buildings that work for the people who will use them. It is a great project for the city, for the region and one that all parties involved in are immensely proud to be delivering.
Submitted by Preston City Council and Hive Land & Planning
Preston City Council, in partnership with Hive Land & Planning, have been working to deliver City Living Strategy, a new model for delivering the vision and policies of the adopted Local Plan. It was recognised that a pro-active approach was required to de-risk residential brownfield sites in Inner Preston to attract private investment. Relatively limited resources have been utilised to develop a series of innovative solutions overcome the barriers to delivery. The delivery of these sites will bring transformational housing growth in inner Preston, regenerate neighbourhoods, and have positive benefits for local communities, as well as the physical environment.
Submitted by Bury Council
A team of 15 people covering all elements of the DM process whom have worked closely together to ensure that the DM process is as seamless as it can be, easy to understand and importantly in this day and age, contactable. Always committed to the highest of standards, the team are close, supportive and driven with the team’s decision making being a UK leader in timeliness.
The team have remained a solid backbone for the Council and has looked to recruit from apprenticeships and offering graduate positions that have enabled young people to enter into a worthwhile and rewarding career.
Andy Cowan, Deloitte LLP
Darren Muir, Pegasus Group
Luke Jiggins, WSP
Melissa Wilson, Lichfields
Natalie Corless, WSP
Rebecca Dewey, WSP