Peabody in the news

Our St John’s Hill estate in Wandsworth has been shortlisted in four categories at this year’s Brick Awards.

The Brick Awards are one of the most well established and widely respected design and construction awards in the UK. St John’s Hill is shortlisted in the following categories:

  • Best Large Housing Development
  • Best Urban Regeneration Project
  • Best Outdoor Space
  • BDA Craftsmanship Award

The craftmanship nomination was inspired by artist Rodney Harris (pictured below, far right), who has worked closely with residents and the local community to design four brick relief sculptures which have been incorporated into the new buildings.

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L-R: Stephen Howlett, Chief Executive, Peabody; Cllr Ravi Govindia, Leader, London Borough of Wandsworth; Lord Kerslake, Chair, Peabody; and Rodney Harris, artist, at the unveiling of the sculptures in March this year.

Cathy Bacon, Senior Development Manager at Peabody, said:
"We're thrilled that St John's Hill has been shortlisted for this prestigious award. We worked closely with the architect to select the bricks, using a range of types to give each block its own identity. It was important to reflect the estate’s history, which is why we commissioned brick sculptures based on residents' memories".

Winners of the awards will be announced at a ceremony in London on 10 November

About St John’s Hill

Designed by architects Hawkins Brown, this major regeneration scheme involves replacing the existing 351 homes with 538 new ones.  You can find more information here.