Stride Treglown Town Planning nominated for two RTPI Awards

8th February 2016
Stride Treglown Town Planning nominated for two RTPI Awards

We have been nominated for two awards at the 2016 Royal Town Planning Institute’s (RTPI) Awards for Planning Excellence.

RTPI 2016 Awards LogoThe first is for the ‘Planning Consultancy of the Year’, an acknowledgement of a number of key projects,  including Royal Holloway University of London, Swansea SA1 Waterfront Innovation Quarter, Hampshire Critical Treatment Hospital and Paignton and Collaton St Mary Masterplans.

Further details of these schemes and the team’s highlights can be found in Graham Stephens’ ‘2015: Year in Review’ article.

The second nomination is in the ‘Excellence in Planning to Create Economically Successful Places’category for our work on the Swansea SA1 Waterfront Innovation Quarter for the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David.

The scheme positions the University as the catalyst for renewed economic growth and prosperity across Swansea and the Bay City Region, whilst the SA1 Master Plan proposals underpin inward investment opportunities that encourage University collaboration with commercial, enterprise, residential, and creative industry partners.

UWTSD Stride Treglown Town Planning

University of Wales Trinity Saint David Peninsula CGI

Graham Stephens MRTPI, Director: Town Planning, Masterplanning and Urban Design for Stride Treglown said:

“We are delighted that our Town Planning and Masterplanning capabilities have been recognised by our Professional Institute. The Planning Team have worked hard to promote collaborative working practices across our design disciplines both within Stride Treglown and with external consultants.

This approach has enable us to secure planning permission for a number of high profile and complex development schemes and land use strategies in recent years – and we trust will reap rewards for our clients throughout 2016 and beyond”.

The RTPI represents 23,000 planning professionals worldwide and promotes spatial planning, shapes policy and raises professional standards. The Awards for Planning Excellence have been run by the RTPI for over 30 years to recognise planning excellence. Finalists have been recognised for their national contribution to planning and demonstrate how significant schemes can be delivered speedily through the planning and other consents systems.

Phil Williams, President of the Royal Town Planning Institute said:

“The finalists highlight outstanding examples of planning that have made a positive impact on the local community and environment. The judges will find it difficult separating the finalists and choosing winners given the high calibre of entries this year.”

Andrew Jones, Practice Leader Design Planning + Economics, AECOM said:

“The finalists are a diverse mixture of outstanding examples of planning, which really demonstrate the impact the profession has on quality and delivery in the built environment.”

David Jackson, Head of Planning, Savills said:

“The finalists this year reflect the positive impact planning has on our communities across the UK, Ireland and internationally through projects, plans and people.”

The Awards ceremony will be held at Milton Court at The Barbican, London on 5 May 2016. The headline sponsors are AECOM and Savills. Tickets to the ceremony go on sale on 8 February. For more information visit the RTPI website.