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This development has regenerated a brownfield site of exceptional importance. The site fronts on to the Thames, and backs on to Kingston town centre.
Chorlton Park has been described as a classic demonstration of value for money.
The railway sheds alongside Brighton station have been the basis for the transformation of an industrial site into an exciting new residential area, the New England Quarter.
Kingsmead Road, High Wycombe
Cometa is a distinctive, contemporary response to a small, suburban infill site. The 12 homes have strong architectural quality, exploit views well and are light and airy. The scheme makes a positive contribution to the local character and to the street scene.
Highly impressive design providing affordable houses and apartments, proving that a degraded local environment does not need to stifle style and ambition.
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.
A large former hospital site has been transformed to create 1,200 homes with facilities that include a school and playing fields. Fairfield Park is a high-quality development built by eight different housebuilders following a coherent design code.
Fulham Island is a £9.4m mixed use development on a tricky island site at the southern end of the North End Road market in West London.
Located between the Regent’s Canal and Shoreditch Park - where the Borough of Hackney meets Islington - Gainsborough Studios lies in an area with great regeneration potential. This predominantly residential re-use and new build complex provides a rich mix of commercial and retail uses, and is set to improve the image of the area.
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