Large Housing Development Award

New build private or public sector accommodation, including flats, above 25 units will be considered for this award. Schemes that are part of a much larger mixed-use project can also be entered. Projects must demonstrate a high level of client obligation and represent design that sensitively considers local vernacular.

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Peabody, St John's Hill - Phase 1 was designed by Hawkins Brown. Lee Marley Brickwork acted as the brickwork contractor and used a variety of bricks manufactured by Wienerberger.

This ‘stellar’ architectural project has attracted attention through its diverse building design, and the use of several types of brick. The judges were particularly impressed by the ‘thoughtful touches to the project, and the hard work of the architects to add interest through brick and its many variations of colour and detailing ’. Communal spaces are generous and the glazed-brick tunnel ‘creates a means of wayfinding for residents’.

The building has special significance as Peabody worked in partnership with local artist, Rodney Harris, who produced four brick reliefs that have been incorporated into the buildings’ facades. They are inspired by the estate’s history and include clothing from WWII, garden tools and a sink, which hark back to the communal washing facilities of the original estate. Additionally, in the maisonettes, the bricks are pushed back to form an intricate, aesthetic pattern. One judge commented, ‘the attention to detail in this project is exceptional. The nod to the site’s heritage is wonderful in keeping the past alive through modern architecture.’

This year the Large Housing Development Award is sponsored by Forterra.

Forterra is one of the leading manufacturers of building products for the UK’s construction industry. We provide the materials for life’s essential structures, helping our customers build with ease and confidence.