Erith Park, a Broadway Malyan designed regeneration project in the London Borough of Bexley, has won Regeneration Project of the Year at the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) London Awards.
The awards recognise the most inspirational initiatives and developments in land, property, construction and the environment.
“This is the first scheme on this main entry road to Erith and as such is acting as a catalyst to regeneration not only on this site but also the surrounding area. In addition, high quality landscaping and a nature area add to the appeal of the development.”Judges comments
The scheme, delivered by Orbit Group and development partner Wates, has transformed an unpopular and stigmatised ex-local authority estate into a series of terraces and low-rise apartment buildings with improved public realm.
Phase 1 has already seen the completion of 343 homes for rent, shared ownership and market sale while Phase 2 – currently on site – will deliver a further 244 homes. To create a sustainable community in a disadvantaged area, 80% of the new homes are affordable and all tenure-types are designed to the same standards.
The judges said: “This is the first scheme on this main entry road to Erith and as such is acting as a catalyst to regeneration not only on this site but also the surrounding area. In addition, high quality landscaping and a nature area add to the appeal of the development.”
Speaking after receiving the award, Broadway Malyan director, Martin Bates, said: “Erith Park is designed for its residents. The architecture is concerned with place making and providing residents with a permanent sense of belonging to somewhere of value.
"It is a truly transformational regeneration project that makes a significant contribution to the residential community in Erith and the RICS award is testament to the quality of the environment created here.”
Erith Park, which has also been shortlisted for National Housing Award, will now compete against other regional winners at the national RICS Awards on October 14th.