Entered by Places for People and Urban Splash
The redevelopment of Park Hill estate is one of the UK’s most significant regeneration projects. Built in 1961, it was an emblem for social change but by the 1990s was suffering dwindling occupancy and anti-social behaviour. The partners and planners’ strategy has retained this iconic building, enhancing its fabric so it can better meet residents’ needs and introduced a range of uses and tenures.
To date 460 multi-tenure homes have been completed, as well as in excess of 50,000 sq ft of commercial space, and plans for a new art gallery will anchor Park Hill as Sheffield’s new cultural quarter.
Entered by Barnsley Metropolitan District Council
The Glass Works is a £200m town centre development project creating a modern, vibrant town centre with a diverse retail and leisure experience whilst preserving the town’s traditions and heritage, including the historic Barnsley Markets, one of the oldest in Britain, dating from 1249.
Set over two phases, phase 1 included the transformation of Barnsley Markets, along with the construction of a new Library, new Market Kitchen and Food Hall.
Phase 2 – entered for this award - consists of 100,000 sq. ft. of retail and leisure spaces, over 25,000 sq. ft. of cafes and restaurants framing a new landscaped public square.
Entered by Palace Capital
Hudson Quarter is a landmark office and apartment development, opposite York Railway Station that has transformed this part of the City Centre. The project includes 127 apartments, around 3,600 sq m of Grade A office space, a landscaped courtyard and a new route through from the station to the City Centre.
It was completed in April 2021 to a very high standard and was the culmination of many years of collaborative working with Palace Capital plc, the professional team and City of York Council.
The site previously housed a former British Rail office building; before that, it formed part of the original station which opened in 1839.
Entered by WSP
The Otley Flood Alleviation Scheme was developed in response to devastating floods in the town on Boxing Day 2015. WSP, in collaboration with Leeds City Council and the Environment Agency delivered the scheme, which used a barren brownfield site north of Otley Bridge to create a new flood embankment, protecting homes, businesses and communities in Otley.
The flood defence scheme, which involved extensive community consultation, also offers benefits in terms of biodiversity, with wildflowers planted alongside more than 240 trees that have already been planted in the area. This benefits for local wildlife, for carbon capture, and the area can be enjoyed by residents as they walk through what was previously a brownfield site.
Entered by Leeds City Council
Maggie’s care centre is a charity which offers free practical and emotional support for people with or affected by cancer, and the unique building shows successful collaboration by all those involved in the Planning process.
The inclusive facility, in the grounds of St James Hospital in Leeds, incorporates a sustainable design, centred on helping to improve the lives and wellbeing of some of the most physically and emotionally vulnerable members of the community.
It is set within a built-up hospital complex, the calming spaces and extensive greenery inside and outside the building are integral to the functioning and purpose of the Centre.
Entered by Spawforths
Thornesgate in Wakefield provides 96 high-quality new homes which supports and encourages the community to come together. Spawforths worked alongside Bridge Homes to develop an approach to place-making which delivered a scheme well suited to character of the local area.
Spawforths planning and urban design helped Bridge Homes to physically manifest their corporate principles in the urban form and housetypes by providing best practice guidance and advice which enhanced the quality of the build. A collaborative approach to development fostered trust which supported the creation of a high-quality new place.
Entered by MEPC and CBRE
Wellington Place is a landmark office-led regeneration scheme connecting the west of Leeds to the heart of the City Centre.
The redevelopment of the former train station includes Grade A office space, a hotel and a residential tower, together with ground floor leisure facilities, restaurants, pubs and cafes and public open spaces incorporating the listed railway structures and pedestrian links which include a bridge and access onto an existing refurbished and listed viaduct.
The scheme has been a catalyst for the wider regeneration of this former industrial part in the city.