What will follow St Pancras’ High Speed One redevelopment and the Emirates Stadium, to win the Mayor’s overall prize at this year’s London Planning Awards?
Hopefuls have until 19th October 2009 to submit their entries to this year’s London Planning Awards. Run jointly by the Mayor, London First, the Royal Town Planning Institute, and London Councils, the competition saw the highest ever number of entries last year from boroughs, developers, consultants, community groups, public agencies and partnerships across London.
The awards, established in 2002, were created to highlight London’s urban renaissance; raise expectations and standards, promote awareness of good practice; and to improve the profile of planning. Last year’s winners included High Speed One – the London section of the channel tunnel rail link, including the outstanding modernisation of Grade 1 listed St Pancras station – which took the Mayor’s Award for Planning Excellence, as well as More London (Best Built Project), Newham’s Grassroots Centre (Best Community Scale Project) and Aldgate Masterplan (Best Conceptual Project).
This year’s competition includes for the first time an award for Best Historic Building Management, sponsored by English Heritage, for projects which have resulted in investment for and the re-use of historic places in London.
“London’s planners never fail to impress with their ingenuity in creating great developments and places across our city. Once again, I look forward to the challenging task of drawing up the short list, from what I hope will be another record breaking year for the awards,” said Mayor of London Boris Johnson.
Winners will be announced at a ceremony at City Hall in early 2010. To download the entry form, go to www.londonfirst.co.uk For more information please contact Kate Vandermeer at firstname.lastname@example.org