The regeneration of the Bourne Estate in Clerkenwell, London has been awarded Overall Winner and the NHS 70 Winner of the Housing Design Awards 2018.
The Bourne Estate, which Higgins Construction was appointed as contractor by London Borough of Camden, has delivered 75 new mixed tenure homes through sensitive redevelopment of the southern proportion of the Grade II estate.
The residents were involved from the outset and selected Matthew Lloyd Architects through competitive tender. The design was then developed through ongoing consultation with the estate residents, allowing time to get to know the estate and talk about its qualities, architectural features as well as their concerns.
Steve Leakey, Managing Director comments, “We are delighted that Bourne Estate has won this prestigious award and would like to congratulate all the partners and teams involved in delivering such a landmark scheme.”
The judges stated that ‘limited and under-used open space is maximized by creating private and shared access balconies, spaces of different character, settings for different types of activity, including residents’ gardening. Reduced parking and treatment of external space as shared surfaces allows safer informal play. The location of the new multi use games & play areas allow for good natural surveillance. The community centre in its new position benefits from both a street presence and direct access onto the newly landscaped courtyard.’
The Housing Design Awards were created to drive quality during the rebuild of post-war Britain. The NHS 70 Award focuses on the planning and design of healthy homes to reflect its Healthy New Towns programme.