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Tuesday, 28th April 2020

Temple shortlisted for Planning Awards 2020

Temple is pleased to announce that one of its planning applications, on behalf of University College London Hospitals Charity (UCLHC) has been shortlisted in the Award for the best affordable housing category at this year’s Planning Awards.

Temple Group along with Llewelyn Davies on behalf of UCLHC put together a joint submission for their work on Middlesex Hospital Annex, Cleveland Street, W1.

The award for planning for affordable housing, recognises the improved physical and environmental quality of a place, the economic or social well-being of a community as well as potential for long-lasting impact, value for money and involvement, and benefit to, local people

The project is on a tight, constrained development including at risk Grade II listed former C18th workhouse, one of only three remaining in London and subject to anticipated and significant archaeological works as well as the restoration and re-use of the listed building. As part of the retained design team, Temple, having obtained permission and listed building consent is also advising on scheme delivery which represents an original approach by a charity to deliver a positive, mixed use development funded by high quality private housing and office space within a newly landscaped and pedestrianised setting. In turn, the development preserves a historic London site at risk of being lost and is delivering over 70% exceptionally good affordable housing.

UCLH Foundation TrustThe Charity and its design team are delivering a development at the Bedford Passage that will demonstrate outstanding housing quality and especially in affordable housing. The UCLH NHS Foundation Trust’s long term aspirations to achieve exemplary development on this site will be met with significant wider benefits to the NHS and its staff and in our view, the health and well-being of the community-this includes the best central London affordable housing south of the Euston Road in a generation.”

Mark Furlonger, Senior Director, TempleWe are delighted that the scheme has been nominated for this award as it is truly unique in delivering on so much excellent housing south of the Euston Road and on a site that has been in need of redevelopment for many years. The nomination is very well deserved, given the efforts of our Client and the whole design team and the positive lasting effect it will have on the community, social well-being and true regeneration.

The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on 24th September at The Mermaid London, Puddle Dock, London.