Upton Village wins Inside Housing's Best Affordable Housing Development award
Upton Village, on the former Plaistow Hospital site in Newham, has won Best Affordable Housing Development (urban) at the Inside Housing Development Awards 2017.
These awards celebrate the very best residential development from across the UK, with winners chosen by an expert panel of judges.
Completed in May 2016, Upton Village (seen below) includes 168 new homes for affordable rent, market rent and shared ownership. The design emerged from a competition held in 2012 to celebrate Peabody's 150th anniversary.
The winning design by PCKO Architects (above) includes the sensitive refurbishment of five Victorian hospital buildings as well as new-build flats and houses, including almost 40 per cent of family housing. Each home has generous private outdoor space provided through ground floor gardens, private courtyards, balconies and large roof terraces.
Other awards for Upton Village
This award rounds off a successful year for Upton Village after winning 'Best Design' at the National Housing Awards, 'Best Affordable Housing Development' at the Evening Standard New Homes Awards, and 'Most Innovative Affordable Housing Scheme' at the Housing Innovation Awards 2017.
The scheme was also shortlisted for a 2017 Housing Design Award and in the 'Best New Place to Live' category at the London Planning Awards.
Brendan Sarsfield, Chief Executive of Peabody said:
"This scheme showcases Peabody's approach to placemaking by providing well designed, high-quality affordable homes and great open spaces. These homes will allow families to grow and put down roots, and a real sense of community has already been established."