Graham Stephens (centre right) and Tom Lambshead (centre left) with host Julia Hartley-Brewer and Douglas Johnson from PPS, Category Sponsor, on stage during the ceremony
Stride Treglown Town Planning has won the prestigious Planning & Placemaking ‘Town Planning Consultancy of the Year’ award, a huge achievement for the team of eight against such stiff national competition.
Organised by Planning and Placemaking magazine, the awards reward excellence in planning practice, regeneration, economic development, urban design, sustainable development and community development.
The judges praised our “close team striving for innovative solutions to original planning projects”, particularly on such schemes as the redevelopment of Swansea docks at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David and the expansion of Royal Holloway University of London.
Commenting on the award win, 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 over a number of years. We have not only been active in numerous development sectors but have benefited from staff development and coaching programmes which have honed our client relationships and contributed towards a range of successful project outcomes. Rare for a private planning consultancy, we aren’t engaged in many appeals and work hard to build consensus and secure planning permission ‘first time around’.
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.
The fact that the team set out a 10 year objective in 2006 to become recognised as a practice of national standing makes the award both timely and personal to those who have made valuable contributions through the years”