Three HTA Projects Shortlisted in the Housing Design Awards 2022
We are delighted to share that we have received three shortlists in this year’s Housing Design Awards 2022.
Ten Degrees delivered by Tide Construction for Greystar is shortlisted in the Built Category. The redevelopment of the former Essex House at 100a George Street delivers the world's tallest modular building, reusing a brownfield site that had been vacant for over 30 years. The pioneering development will provide a much-needed range of homes right in the heart of Croydon. HTA's architecture and interior design teams worked in an integrated manner to ensure that the building's aesthetics were coherent in every aspect and level of detail. The residents will enjoy a wealth of facilities, such as full concierge service, a podium garden, a pet spa, a co-working space and a podium garden at the lower level. This is complemented by upper floors with spectacular views, rooftop terraces, gyms, yoga studio, cinema room, residents' lounges, games rooms, private dining, and event rooms. Ten Degrees combines innovation with Croydon's heritage of mid-century buildings. HTA has long championed the capacity of modular construction to deliver better housing in measurably more sustainable buildings. This project demonstrates that a tall building can be beautiful while challenging any perception that modern construction methods need to limit design quality. Ten Degrees defines a new benchmark in the potential of modular construction to deliver better-designed homes in buildings of the highest architectural quality with world-leading engineering.
Filwood Park for Barratt Homes is shortlisted in the Built Category. Part of the Knowle West Regeneration Framework developed by Bristol City Council with the HCA, Filwood Park is a project of 150 quality homes for residents. The site is part of a broader regeneration plan for the neighbourhood, helping to increase opportunities for new shops and businesses. Working closely with Barratt and the residents, HTA focused on delivering affordable houses that stand out with a contemporary palette and distinctive identity. HTA’s approach was to create a strong identity for the housing, in keeping with the arts and crafts design of the Knowle West Estate. The development is a perfect example of how public land can provide integrated public spaces and new housing to play a part in regenerating a whole neighbourhood. By rejuvenating the park, providing quality new housing, and creating improved links and better frontages, Filwood Park will give fantastic homes for residents that work as part of the broader regeneration of Knowle West.
Beech Tree Place for Sutton Council is shortlisted in the Projects Category. The scheme will create 92 quality, net-zero, dual and triple aspect homes designed with a distinctive sense of character between a Grade II* Listed church and a Heritage Action Zone. The site is in Sutton's adopted Local Plan (2018) for regeneration. HTA undertook a co-design Options Appraisal with the existing older residents in 2020, leading to a majority of support for complete redevelopment. The current residents were able to shape their new homes, the elevation and the landscape. The co-design workshops led by HTA focused on residents' key issues, such as accessibility, wayfinding, storage, daylight, ventilation, underfloor heating, renewable energy, and contact with nature. With residents actively engaged throughout the whole design process, this scheme will create an exemplar multi-generational community for older residents to enjoy living alongside future generations in Sutton's town centre.
It's a fantastic shortlist this year and HTA are very much looking forward to the award ceremony this summer to learn more about the stellar projects in the running.