St Andrews, the Barratt London Bromley-by-Bow residential development, has won a Commendation Award at the 2014 Civic Trust Awards for the Greater London region at an award ceremony last night.
The judges commented: “The design approach of this urban development, on the site of the former St Andrews Hospital, has produced a simple structure of streets with a legible hierarchy and clearly defined public and private spaces. With courtyards for residents and communal gardens, it is reminiscent of a traditional London square. A variety of unit sizes incorporates an interesting mix of typologies with generous common entrances that bring people and activity to the streets. Phase 1 is characterized by deep reveals to the windows, banded brickwork and folded metal balconies fronted by glass. In Phase 2 a mix of brown and gold bricks create a pixelated elevation and the large steel balconies use a pattern derived from fragments of the cast iron decorations of the original Victorian Hospital.”
The Civic Trust operates on a not-for-profit basis and delivers awards to successful projects that promote positive community and environmental impact. It recognises schemes that are universally inclusive for all users and offer a positive social, cultural or economic benefit to the local community.