Two projects shortlisted for national award

Two Notting Hill Housing projects providing hundreds of affordable homes have been shortlisted for the Housing Design Awards 2017.

The developments, one completed and one under construction, are among 84 scheme across the country to be shortlisted in two categories.

Now 21 judges will examine the shortlisted projects – all of which have been deemed worthy of a national platform.

Queen’s Court, in Southwark, is one of the 38 entries in the ‘completed’ category. It has been praised for its central landscaped courtyard, which is open to the west offering direct light during the afternoon and evening.

There is also a Grade II listed war memorial that has been incorporated into the site, which is made up of 51 apartments, all of which are affordable. The architects for the scheme were Child Graddon Lewis.

One of the 46 ‘projects’ on the shortlist, Lampton Road in Hounslow consists of 919 homes, half of which are affordable. The architects are Allies and Morrison.

The masterplan creates three new public open spaces, while each block also has its own courtyard and the majority of apartments feature balconies. Work on phase one is already underway.

Its entry says: “This is a diverse residential development with a mix of tenure types and building typologies and its amenity spaces follow suit.”

The winners will be announced in July.

Annemarie Fenlon, Group Director of Housing, said: “We know that living in a safe and secure home has a big impact on wellbeing, welfare and life chances, which is why Notting Hill Housing’s core social purpose is to build good quality homes for those who could not otherwise afford them.

“Being shortlisted for the Housing Design Awards is a welcome endorsement of our commitment to create homes that are aesthetically pleasing as well as practical and comfortable.”