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Five Peabody developments have been shortlisted for the prestigious Housing Design Awards.

Five Peabody developments have been shortlisted for the prestigious Housing Design Awards.

The awards showcase excellence and innovation in design, and are a cross-industry partnership between various arms of government, the private sector and all the professional institutions.

850 homes across 5 boroughs

Once completed, the shortlisted Peabody schemes will provide over 850 high-quality homes across five London boroughs: Tower Hamlets, Newham, Wandsworth, Kensington and Chelsea, and Lambeth.

Sun Flour Mill 

Sun Flour Mill, E3

Allies and Morrison

Planning authority:
Tower Hamlets

Development proposals:
- 109 homes
- 3 commercial units

The nominated schemes will be assessed by representatives including the Greater London Authority, the Royal Institute of British Architects, the Homes and Communities Agency, the Department for Communities and Local Government, the Royal Institute for Chartered Surveyors.

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in central London on 4th July.

Plaistow hospital 

Plaistow Hospital, E13


Planning authority:

Development proposals:
- 168 homes 

'Some of the best architects in the country'

Peabody’s Development Director, Claire Bennie, said:

“Sustainability and design excellence are at the heart of Peabody’s development programme, and I am delighted the quality of our schemes has been recognised by the committee.


Silchester, W10

Haworth Tompkins

Planning authority:
Kensington and Chelsea

Development proposals:
- 112 homes
- community and retail facilities 

"Our work with some of the best architects in the country has produced designs that will change lives. The 21st Century Peabody communities living in our new homes will benefit from the added value that good design brings, from open green spaces and community areas to fantastic architecture and spacious, light living areas."


Milkwood, SE24

C.F. Møller

Planning authority:

Development proposals:
- 42 homes 

More to come

Chief Executive Stephen Howlett said:

"These exciting schemes are a statement of intent; Peabody is growing so we can deliver first-class homes, communities and opportunities to more Londoners than ever.

St Johns Hill 

St John's Hill, SW11


Planning authority:

Development proposals:
- 527 homes
- 13,600 sq m open space, community spaces,
commercial units


"Our new homes, with first-class design principles at their core, will be a mixture of affordable, shared ownership, intermediate rent, and outright sale. There will be something for everyone, and there is more to come!"

Peabody has a current development programme of around 2,800 homes, with the aim of owning and managing thousands more by 2016.


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The architects working with Peabody to design the schemes are:

C. F. Møller – Milkwood
Hawkins/Brown – St John’s Hill
PCKO – Plaistow
Allies and Morrison – Sun Flour Mill (Gillender Street)
Haworth Tompkins – Silchester

Housing Design Awards 

About Peabody

Founded in 1862 by George Peabody, an American banker, entrepreneur and philanthropist, the Peabody Donation Fund — as it was then known — was set up to "ameliorate the condition of the poor and needy" in this great metropolis.

Today the Peabody Group owns or manages around 20,000 homes in London, providing affordable homes for some 55,000 people in 26 boroughs.

We only operate in London and manage a range of tenures, including social housing, leasehold, shared ownership, supported housing, key-worker accommodation and commercial units.

Peabody has a development pipeline of around 2,800 homes, 1,250 of which will be delivered before March 2015.

Our mission is as alive today as it was in 1862 We aim to make London a city of opportunity for all by ensuring as many people as possible have: 

  • A good home…
    A place that is safe, warm, clean, light, well-maintained and evokes personal pride. 
  • A real sense of purpose…
    This means regular endeavour – whether that be work, learning, caring for others, personal development or volunteering –that people look forwardto because it makes them feel valued.
  • A strong feeling of belonging…
    Which grows from active involvement in the neighbourhood and the spirit of togetherness and friendliness that goes with that.

To support this mission, we provide a range of community programmes for our residents and other Londoners, including employment and training programmes; health and wellbeing initiatives; activities for younger and older people; welfare benefits advice and financial inclusion and family support programmes.