Second-in-row London planning award for BDP
Beating Leicester Square and Granary Square at King’s Cross, this is the second year in a row that BDP has won this award, and the fourth time in the 10 years since the competition began.
The rejuvenation of Ladywell Fields for the London Borough of Lewisham, has transformed a previously under-used and featureless green space into a revitalised park for people, says BDP, as well as creating a new channel for the Ravensbourne river.
BDP says that its design approach has transformed the park into ‘a welcoming green oasis, a captivating space for people to dwell and interact’. Inviting entrances and an enhanced footpath network with new lighting and furniture provide safe access and links ‘that truly connect the local community to its parkland’.
The award was presented by the Mayor of London Boris Johnson at a ceremony in City Hall. The awards, he said, have inspired new ideas to create places and spaces that make London an even better place to live, work and invest. ‘The winning projects all raise the benchmark for great planning and design in the capital.’
Organised by London First in conjunction with the mayor, the Royal Town Planning Institute and London Councils, the London Planning Awards celebrate the outstanding contribution of planners to the capital’s urban renaissance.