dRMM’s residential scheme, Trafalgar Place, won the ‘Best New Place to Live’ award and the ‘Mayor’s Award for Planning Excellence’ at last night’s London Planning Awards.
Trafalgar Place is the critical first phase in Lendlease’s regeneration of the former Heygate Estate, Elephant & Castle; a tenure-blind scheme of 235 homes integrated within the historic fabric of the predominantly 19th century neighbourhood. The design has sought to reconnect the dislocated adjacent neighbourhoods that were previously fractured by the elevated walkways and monolithic architectural interventions of the Heygate Estate.
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson MP, said of the winning schemes:
“Top quality, creative planning is absolutely crucial if London is to continue to be the best city in the world to live, work and visit. Congratulations to the winners who are leading the way in innovative design to ensure we are creating the homes, offices, open spaces and cultural venues that are not only attractive to our communities, but will stand the test of time.”
As London seeks to cope with its chronic housing shortage and improve inner-city living, dRMM believes that quality of life and an awareness of the effects of the built environment should be paramount. Trafalgar Place is a demonstration of this belief. For this reason our team is delighted to have been recognised by the Mayor of London Planning Awards for this important residential project.