16 - 04 - 2020
BPTW has been shortlisted in two categories at this year’s Planning Awards. We are thrilled to be shortlisted for ’Planning Consultancy of the Year’ and our redevelopment work on the historic Plumstead Library and Sports Centre has been recognised in the ‘Award for Best Use of Heritage in Placemaking’ category.
These nominations follow swiftly on from our shortlisting in two categories at the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Awards for Planning Excellence (2020). In these awards, which you can read about here, BPTW has also been named as a finalist in the ‘Planning Consultancy of the Year Category’, and our work as planners on the 1400 home regeneration of Rochester Riverside has been recognised in the ‘Excellence in Planning to Deliver Homes – Large Schemes’ category.
Gerry Cassidy, BPTW’s planning Partner said:
“Being nominated as ‘Planning Consultancy of the Year’ in the two most prominent planning awards programmes is a fantastic achievement. This is a strong endorsement for the professional capability of our planning consultancy team which continues to grow from strength to strength. We are increasingly working on a diverse range of projects and with clients who value the work we do. The Rochester Riverside and Plumstead Library and Sports Centre nominations also demonstrate the diversity of the work we do, so we are pleased they have both been recognised”
The past year has seen us working to maximise the delivery of much-needed new homes, working closely with clients including local authorities and housing associations. Our dedication to people and places is an integral part of everything we do, and we’re proud to also be able to help deliver more community-based projects, reflecting our commitment to engagement with communities and shaping meaningful and sustainable places across London, the South East and beyond.
Our planners work on the refurbishment of the historic Plumstead Library and Sports Centre has helped to deliver an inclusive and fully accessible development for all, saving the listed building and bringing it back into active use for the community. Hawkins\Brown were the architects appointed on the scheme which was delivered on behalf of the Royal Borough of Greenwich. The centre now acts as a multifunctional community asset, providing a new library as well as new sport, leisure and cultural spaces. By creating one central location for all of these much-needed services, the project also represents a catalyst for regeneration and positive future development of the high street and surrounding area.
The Planning Awards reward excellence in professional planning work, celebrating projects, plans, people and organisations that are making places better. The winners will be announced during a ceremony in September.