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Thursday, 10th September 2020

Temple Group winner at the Planning Awards

Temple Group is delighted to announce its win for the Award for Planning for Affordable Housing at the Planning Awards yesterday, 9 September. Temple, with Llewelyn Davies and Urban Counsel, on behalf of University College London Hospitals Charity, won the award for their work to develop the Middlesex Hospital Annex, Cleveland Street, London W1.

Our planning strategy won because of its ability to help deliver a comprehensive mixed-use scheme on a long dis-used and dull site and within a listed but long-vacant former Workhouse, demonstrating that with the right design team, very testing and difficult sites can be brought to fruition. The project comprises a mix of commercial space, private and 76 percent affordable (including key-worker) housing, entirely in line with local plan objectives while directly benefiting healthcare workers. The result, the judges said, “has turned a dull and hidden site into a landmark development”.

Mark Furlonger, Senior Director, Temple “We are delighted for this award, as it recognises the truly unique circumstances the team faced and equally unique housing in this location, being delivered on a site that has needed redevelopment for many years. It really shows what a willing client and the right design team can achieve on difficult sites in London with 100% return going back into the NHS.”

The evening saw more than 20 awards recognising excellence in both planning and placemaking across a variety of projects.

Notably, Temple also played a significant part in the consultant team of other winners, including the award for Best use of arts, culture, or sports in place making for The Illuminated River project. Temple led the preparation and submission of the Environmental Statement and produced the digital Interactive Environmental Summary.

In addition, the award for Planning Permission of the Year went to our Client, St William, for Leven Road Gasworks. Again, Temple led the preparation and submission of the Environmental Statement for the scheme.

Thanks again to the Planning Awards, for not only recognising these amazing projects but for hosting the virtual awards ceremony.