The Bermondsey Project, which gained planning permission earlier this year, has won the ‘Planning’ category of the New London Awards.
Chosen from a five-strong shortlist, ‘The Bermondsey Project was the one that stood above the rest’, explains Peter Murray, NLA Chairman. “It is interesting because it is being developed by one of the historic estates for the long term, and with patient capital. The community is the beneficiary of that.”
The scheme, for Grosvenor Britain & Ireland, reimagines a former factory site, closed for 30 years, and comprises more than 1,500 homes (35% affordable); a 600-place secondary school (by Cottrell & Vermeulen); and about 14,000 sqm of flexible employment space. With a particular emphasis on the public realm, there will be 3 acres of public and play space, 141 new trees and no private cars on site. The project is being built to stretching net zero carbon, zero waste and biodiversity goals.
Supported by the Mayor of London, the New London Awards celebrate the projects that best create a sustainable, civilised and egalitarian city. They recognise projects that seek to improve the quality and standards of new design whilst respecting London’s rich mix of old and new. Watch a short film about the project above and find out more here.