Four HTA projects shortlisted in the NLA awards 2020
- Placemaking category: North Cator Park, Kidbrooke Village, Greenwich by HTA Design LLP
The new Chalk Stream transforms an existing underused parkland into a biodiverse park for people and wildlife, supporting the network of Green Infrastructure beyond the site boundaries, offering places for the local community to grow.
The vision returns nature to the city and challenges the perception that urban brownfield development cannot contribute to the wider ecological and biodiversity network whilst creating successful spaces for the community. Not only has nature returned but the parkland transformation has received an overwhelmingly positive response from local residents. This new park at the centre of the development will offer a legacy for the local community & London that will bring people together and form a sense of identity.
- Planning (Masterplanning): Greenford Quay, Ealing by HTA Design LLP, SLCE, Hawkins Brown, Mae, Flanagan Lawrence
Greenford Quay is the UK’s first large-scale purposedesigned Build-to-Rent development offering a different way to live. The residential-led mixed-use masterplan includes 2,118 new rental, private sale and affordable homes with extensive amenities including lounges, gyms, a cinema, dining spaces and roof terraces, which aims to bring together a mixed community.
Greenford Quay re-opens the long derelict GlaxoSmithKline site inviting the public back into an area that had been closed off for decades. New streets link with a high-quality public realm including a central square, 2 new playgrounds, a new bridge and canalside walkway to deliver an exciting new place, re-connecting previous routes across the site and directly to central London via the canal.
The residential-led mixed-use masterplan contains bespoke Build-To-Rent housing, private sale and affordable tenures which will bring together a mixed community through good growth principles. The ground floors of the buildings are solely for non-residential uses bringing employment to the area and activating the streets, buildings and community. Included within these spaces is a new school, local health centre, retail, and place management facilities for Greystar, which has long-term investment in the site so will ensure the public realm is well kept and encourage the community to flourish.
- Planning (Masterplanning): Winstanley and York Road Regeneration, Wandsworth by HTA Design LLP - Masterplan, Henley Halebrown, Figureground Architects
Winstanley & York Road Regeneration will deliver up to 2,550 homes across a 10.52ha site. Unanimously approved at planning, the Hybrid Application will deliver 2,500 new and replacement homes, a new Leisure and Community Centre and up to 2,500sqm of commercial and community uses all focused around a new park.
Following a successful resident ballot, Wandsworth Council selected Taylor Wimpey as their JV partner. HTA has developed a masterplan for over 2,500 homes, centred around a new park, with a leisure centre, library, nursery, a medical centre, retail and commercial space. The hybrid application for the masterplan, leisure centre and 502 homes in detail was approved unanimously by the Council in January 2020. An earlier enabling phase, currently nearing completion, facilitates relocation of an existing chapel and school, reprovides 46 council homes and delivers a 20-storey tower adjacent to Clapham Junction.
- Mixing: Porters Edge (HTA are the Lansdscape Architect with Vogt and Maccreanor Lavington are the Architects)
Porters Edge is a new mixed-use urban block housing a 100,000ft² Decathlon sports store alongside 234 new build to rent flats on a prime site overlooking Canada Water Dock.
View all shortlists here: https://nla.london/awards/new-london-awards-2020-shortlist-and-peoples-choice-vote-now-open