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London case studies
Tower Hamlets, London
Hailed by the judges as a "pioneering development from a socially conscious developer", Abbotts Wharf has brought new life to a drab brownfield site.
Adelaide Wharf is a redevelopment of a brownfield site into high- density, high-quality housing within a largely residential area of Hackney.
An imaginative high density, mixed tenure, mixed use urban redevelopment of a former brownfield site, which also creates an excellent new public amenity.
This entirely social housing scheme is a radical redevelopment of a Lambeth Council 'groundscraper' 4 and 5 storey estate finished in 1978, which from its inception had serious problems of crime and unsociability.
Barking Central is a development that adds up to more than the sum of its parts. Delivered through a public-private partnership, it has transformed the heart of Barking, east London, by creating a truly civic space around the existing town hall and library.
Beaufort Court in Lillie Road, West London was designed as a model of affordable housing.
This high density project extends the historic character of its location to provide a dynamic urban experience in the modern idiom.
This development has regenerated a brownfield site of exceptional importance. The site fronts on to the Thames, and backs on to Kingston town centre.
Elmington Estate, a 1960s high crime estate in Camberwell, has been replaced with a striking new development which re-establishes the basis of a traditional street network.
An inner city warehouse site near Borough High Street has been transformed into a triangular mixed use block designed by award-winning architects Rolfe Judd and comprising three buildings which enclose a new public garden with a dramatically sculpted pavilion.
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