Wednesday night was a great success for PRP Architects as its Myatts Field North regeneration scheme in Camberwell won 'Best Project' at the Housing Design Awards and Pilgrim Gardens in Evington was awarded the HAPPI Project Award, the second successive win for PRP in these categories.
Myatts Field is owned by Lambeth Borough Council and is being developed as part of a PFI with Regenter and Higgins Construction. The first phase of this key regeneration scheme comprises 485 homes and the largest new park in London outside the Olympics. HDA judges praised the design in particular for "repairing the neighbourhood and reworking the community."
Brendan Kilpatrick, Partner at PRP commented on the win:
"It's fantastic Myatts has won as it's a key regeneration scheme in South London and shows what can be achieved through adopting an inclusive neighbourhood approach to design. The design fully integrates buildings with the surrounding context and is the result of extensive consultation with the local community."
Keith Briggs, Director of Pre Construction, Higgins Construction adds:
"The award is fantastic recognition for all the hard work of the consortium members into securing the planning consent for such a great project."
Pilgrim Gardens Assisted Living in Leicester, which won the HAPPI Project Award comprises 31 new state of the art assisted living apartments located on a site with an existing dementia care home. Judges praised "the design as it encourages residents to maintain their independence and relationships."
Speaking on behalf of PRP Clare Cameron stated:
"We are absolutely delighted to have won a Housing Design Award for Pilgrim Gardens. The project is a great opportunity to strengthen an existing community by providing assisted living apartments for older people on the same site as a dementia care home. The two buildings will come together via beautiful Japanese inspired gardens which provide a visual focus for the residents. It is a credit to our client, Pilgrim Homes, that they have embraced the HAPPI principles to ensure the scheme will be future proof for generations to come."
Andy Walsh, Director of Property Services, Prigrim Gardens added:
"We are thrilled with the award. Our charity has provided housing for the elderly for over 200 years, and we are delighted that in their design, PRP has expressed the best of our knowledge and experience marvellously. Privacy and community, independence and support are the keystones of our housing, and PRP has captured those elements superbly."
To view a short animation of Pilgrim Gardens please visit: http://bit.ly/MyWPsz
PRP was also shortlisted for two other HAPPI schemes 'The Oaks' in Merton and Prince Charles House in St. Austell. For further information on all the winning schemes please visit: www.hdawards.org/winning_schemes