Copley Close Wins at London Planning Awards

Posted by Sally on February 5, 2014

Hunters and Ealing Council's regeneration of Copley Close has been named Best Conceptual Project at the 2014 London Planning Awards.

The award was presented by the Mayor of London Boris Johnson at City Hall at a ceremony attended by over 300 senior representatives from London's boroughs, developers, planners and community groups.

Copley Close saw off competition from other regeneration schemes at Chobham Farm, Stratford and One Woolwich, Maryon Road, with the temporary accommodation scheme Pop-up HAWSE commended in the same category.

The award is given to schemes that contribute to London's world city status, regenerate areas of deprivation, maximise the potential of an area, or tackle long-standing planning problems.

Copley Close is an eight-hectare site in west Ealing that will contain over 700 homes. Our architects are the lead designers with our EAs and Building Consultants providing their professional services.

The project includes the refurbishment of most of the existing buildings and public realm, and constructing new homes/community/retail facilities between existing buildings and significant new residential sites fronting the estate.

It is unusual in that not only is the council leading as developer and landlord in providing 'tenure blind' housing, it is retaining and extensively refurbishing over 70% of the existing homes to create a more sustainable community.