News 22.10.2013

Sunday Times British Homes Awards 2013: Gillespies’ work recognised

Projects featuring the work of Gillespies have been recognised in the 'Best Landscaped Development' and also the 'Affordable Housing' category of the prestigious Sunday Times British Homes Awards.  

A relative newcomer to the awards line up, the 'Best Landscaped Development' category is judged on the scale, quality and innovative nature of spaces and structures, and how landscape design contributes to the sustainable development of the public realm and to communal facilities for the new owners.  

NEO Bankside, a development by Native Land and Grosvenor won the award for 'Best Landscaped Development'. Gillespies worked closely with architects RSHP and the developers to design the public realm as an integral part of this scheme from the outset. Growth Industry provided specialist planting consultancy including developing detailed plants species lists to realise planting concepts, and design and production of site-wide detailed planting plans. Other team members included Hoare Lea, Carillion and Frosts Landscape.  

Kidbrooke Village in Greenwich by Berkeley and Urban Renaissance received the Commended award for its landscapes, which was designed at different stages of the project by Gillespies and Townshend.  

Anne Mews, an innovative affordable housing development in Barking, East London designed by AHMM Architects and Maccreanor Lavington for First Base, was recognised as the best home in the affordable category.  Gillespies is proud to have contributed to this project with input into the public realm design on phase 1, including redesign of the external spaces, and a play strategy for residents.  

[Image: Stephen Richards of Gillespies at the Sunday Times Awards]