Architects Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands (LDS) and Alison Brooks Architects (ABA) with their client the London Borough of Brent and Catalyst Housing were presented with the prestigious Mayor’s Housing Design Award by the Deputy Mayor for Housing, James Murray, at last night’s Housing Design Awards ceremony for their collaborative estate regeneration work in South Kilburn.
Cambridge and Wells Court (LDS) and Ely Court (ABA) provide 145 new dwellings as part of the South Kilburn Masterplan, transforming what was a rundown housing estate into an attractive new neighbourhood.
At a time where housing remains at the top of the Mayor’s agenda these projects are exemplars of what can be achieved when Local Authorities work collaboratively with development partners and architects to deliver quality design.
In announcing the award James Murray commented, ‘When you’ve got control over the land, the funds and the design process, you really ought to get exactly the quality of new homes needed by Londoners. But it doesn’t happen that often – yet. Happily this truly great scheme tells the story of a council working with development partners to achieve the best possible homes. Homes SO GOOD you can imagine they will be as desirable in the next century as they are now.’