Our Town Planning team are shortlisted for the prestigious 2018 ‘Town Planning Consultancy of the Year’ award.
Organised by Planning and Placemaking magazine, the awards reward excellence in planning practice, regeneration, economic development, urban design, sustainable development and community development.
Commenting on the announcement, Graham Stephens, director for Town Planning, Masterplanning and Urban Design, said:
We are delighted to have been recognised by the Judging Panel for the hard work and efforts of the team. We set out a 10 year objective in 2006 to become recognised as a practice of national standing. In 2016 we were named ‘Town Planning Consultancy of the Year’, so it makes us incredibly proud to be nominated again. It shows that we are keeping the momentum going and building upon that success.
It is great to share this award with our clients. They are the ones who trust us to work alongside them and without them, and the challenges their projects pose, we wouldn’t be the recipient of this tremendous award nomination.
Notable recent highlights for the team includes:
- Inglewood: planning application currently running for a residential-led mixed use urban extension in Paignton, Torbay. 400 homes (30% affordable housing), a primary school and a pub.
- Colston Hall: planning permission for the refurbishment and redesign of the Grade II listed concert hall, a landmark building in Bristol synonymous with culture and creativity.
- University of Swansea Student Services Hub: planning and listed building consent for phase one of a circa 4,000m2 student centre on the site of the existing Digital Technium building. Includes demolition and refurbishment work to the adjacent Grade II listed Fulton House and a new link connecting the two buildings.
- Kensington Palace Gardens: successfully represented the French Government in preparing and submitting an objection to a major development proposal taking place in Kensington Palace Gardens.
- Winchester Sport and Leisure Park: led the public consultation and engagement strategy to secure a £34m sport and leisure park.
- Wadebridge, Cornwall: recently secured planning permission for the landowner to build 200 homes on the outskirts of the town.
- Graham Stephens, director: seconded onto the judging panel for the RTPI South West Awards 2017. Evaluating 17 submissions and presented to 90 attendees at the award ceremony.
- Mike Harris, senior associate: working towards delivering initiatives such as creating a public green walkway above the Portway under Isambard Kingdon Brunels’ famous Clifton Suspension Bridge, and how Clifton’s Park Street can be re-imagined with more user-friendly street furniture