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Future Cities Forum Winter Awards 2022 winners announced


Above: SPPARC's designs for developer MARK's regeneration at Borough Yards in Southwark London - winner in the 'Place-making and High Street' category (CGI from SPPARC, architects for the project)



We are delighted to announce the winners for FUTURE CITIES FORUM's Winter Awards 2022. These 21 projects spread across 7 Future Cities Forum categories were assessed by the Awards Judging Panel of 9 judges, made up of:


Ellie Evans, Managing Partner, Volterra,


Deborah Williams, Head of Region - Midlands, Historic England,


Helen Taylor, Director of Practice, Scott Brownrigg,


Angela Barnicle, Chief Officer, Asset Management & Regeneration, Leeds City Council


Anna Shapiro, Partner, Sheppard Robson,


Jennifer Daothong, Executive Director for Housing, Regeneration & Public Realm, Lewisham Council


Claire Clement, Associate, HOK


Alexandra Anderson, Partner, Reynolds Porter Chamberlain LLP (‘RPC’)



1


Cultural cities




WINNER


Museum of Making, Derby / Bauman Lyons (Above detail of shop at Derby Silk Mill - from Bauman Lyons)




Helen Taylor, Director of Practice, Scott Brownrigg commented:


'The Museum of Making really stood out for me. It's beautiful, and the long term relationship that the designers had with the organisation has been important. The diversity of activities and age range of people using the space make this a stand-out project.'


Ellie Evans, Managing Partner, Volterra:


'I liked the fact that the Museum of Making is linked to industry and to things that had happened or were made in Derby. Getting people, especially kids involved, in doing and making things in museums is something we (in the UK) could do more of. It's really impressive.'


Deborah Williams, Head of Region - Midlands, Historic England:


'What struck me about the Derby Silk Mill project is the co-creation and co-production taking place.. I liked the citizen makers working with people who are not just observers but the visit becomes part of their own learning journey. Derby is in many ways an undiscovered gem.'


RUNNERS UP in the Cultural Cities category:


Horniman Museum, Forest Hill, London / MICA




Gainsborough’s House Museum, Sudbury Suffolk / ZMMA






2


Master planning, regeneration & mixed-use




WINNER


Edinburgh – Granton Waterfront and Granton Station Square (Edinburgh City Council / Collective Architecture & Team for master-planning (image above courtesy Aerial Photography / Edinburgh City Council)





Deborah Williams, Head of Region - Midlands, Historic England:


'Edinburgh's Granton Waterfront has job creation, strong net zero ambitions, and a vision of delivering a heritage programme. The creating of place is very important. Identifiably it's a development from where it is, rather than just anywhere.'


Helen Taylor, Director of Practice, Scott Brownrigg:


'The threads - in the master-plan document - on the fabric of space is very good. You can forget the other parts of Edinburgh (when you visit the city centre) so connecting Granton Waterfront is very important'.



RUNNERS UP


Luton Street regeneration, Marylebone / Edgware Road, City of Westminster (Bouygues UK / LinkCity / Westminster Builds)





Future St Petersfield, Greater Manchester (Tameside Council / TODD Architects / LDA Design)






3


Science Cities – healthcare and science campuses




WINNER


New mixed-use housing and R&D campus at Springfield Gardens, Alder Hey, Liverpool (BDP for Step Places - pictured above from BDP)




Angela Barnicle, Chief Officer, Asset Management & Regeneration, Leeds City Council:


'You have to work very hard at this site (at Alder Hey) but it is a real opportunity to create substantial change in a district.'


Jennifer Daothong, Executive Director for Housing, Regeneration & Public Realm, Lewisham Council:


'The stand-out is Alder Hey. It's using the opportunity of a health and innovation clustering to address tricky end-uses that have to be pulled together carefully.'


RUNNERS UP


St. John’s Innovation Park, Cambridge (Sheppard Robson for St John’s College and Turnstone)





Life and Mind Building, Oxford University (NBBJ / Arup)






4


Housing schemes





WINNER


Globe Road, Leeds – residential and mixed-use build-to-rent neighbourhood from ‘urban wasteland’ for Get Living (Sheppard Robson / Buro Happold: image above from Sheppard Robson)





Helen Taylor, Director of Practice, Scott Brownrigg:


'Globe Road edged it. Buro Happold got a grip on how these buildings might be operated in future, and the opportunities for residents to come together.'


Deborah Williams, Head of Region - Midlands, Historic England:


'I like the thoughtfulness of the Globe Road project: the acoustics, the need for ventilation balance, the aims to make sustainable communities, with a variety of different spaces to bring energy into the neighbourhood.'


Alexandra Anderson, Partner, RPC:


'In terms of the judging criteria it has to be Globe Road: the thought that has gone into it, the communal spaces - and as someone who has worked extensively on litigation cases around noise and buildings - they have really thought about that aspect.'


Claire Clement, Associate, HOK:

'Globe Road has activation on the street level and a space to use for all the community.'



RUNNERS UP


Avon Street, Bristol – student housing in Temple Quarter (Chapman Taylor)




The Gables, Crosby (for FP Homes by DK Architects) – 30 new homes on brownfield land




5


Infrastructure and transport infrastructure-related development




WINNER


Leicester St Margaret’s Bus Station re-modelled, rebuilt and re-opened as UK’s first net zero bus station (BDP / Leicester City Council - image above from BDP)




Helen Taylor, Director of Practice, Scott Brownrigg:


'I loved that fact that they (BDP) had taken what was there at St Margaret's Bus Station and made it better. It's about having a positive impact on the city and Leicester needs that.'


Deborah Williams, Head of Region - Midlands, Historic England:


'Typically rail stations get lots of attention, and bus stations are 'also rans'. It's the fact that they have created a sense of place in this part of Leicester that is really laudable.'



RUNNERS UP


New station for Barking Riverside (Transport for London / Weston Williamson / Arcadis)






Euston HS2 masterplan (Grimshaw / Arup / WSP / Haptic / LDA Design for HS2 Ltd / TfL / Network Rail)





6


Future workspace




WINNER


BBC Studios Bristol – new workplace (designed by HOK with Studio B / AECOM / Cath Leach and Currie & Brown - image above of interior atrium view from HOK)



Jennifer Daothong, Executive Director for Housing, Regeneration & Public Realm, Lewisham Council:


'The case made in the BBC project on designing for hypo-sensitive and hyper-sensitive people was interesting'


Helen Taylor, Director of Practice, Scott Brownrigg:


'They have created diversity of space and activity in the BBC building'



RUNNERS UP


71 and 72 The Kingsway - Swansea’s new co-working spaces for creative and tech businesses: 71 and 72 The Kingsway (Architecture00 / The Urbanists / WSP / Gleeds for Swansea City Council)




Manchester Goods Yard – new workspace in Enterprise City (Chapman Taylor for clients Allied London / Aviva Investors)





7


Place-making and high streets





WINNER


Borough Yards, London SE1 (SPPARC for MARK - photograph above by Ed Reeve)




Angela Barnicle, Chief Officer, Asset Management & Regeneration, Leeds City Council:


'It's stunning. It really draws you in. It's unique in a mega-city which is a challenge!'


Helen Taylor, Director of Practice, Scott Brownrigg:


'It's a little bit of magic. I have been there...suddenly there is a whole bit that wasn't there before. They have created little spaces that you can discover. There is plenty of imagination and inspiration.'


Jennifer Daothong, Executive Director for Housing, Regeneration & Public Realm, Lewisham Council:


'Borough Yards is gorgeous. Real sense of place. Bold striking design and hard work done there to safe-guard the detail and history.'


Claire Clement, Associate, HOK:


'They have managed to create a magical place out of left-over spaces.'



RUNNERS UP



Tilbury, Essex - Towns Funds Plan (Thurrock, Port of Tilbury)




Waterloo masterplan (Grimshaw for Network Rail, Lambeth Council)








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