Two of the winners at the prestigious annual awards for architectural excellence organised by New London Architecture (NLA) are Croydon based schemes.
Croydon Smaller Sites Programme was announced as the winner in the unbuilt housing category. The scheme is by developer Brick by Brick with the support of LB Croydon as part of the £300 million Croydon regeneration programme. The scheme is set to deliver 1,000 high quality new homes by 2019 in areas that were previously unviable, 50% out of which will be affordable housing; the first batch will be delivered next year and are designed by Coffey Architects, HTA, Mae, Ptman Tozer, Stitch, Mikhail Riches and vPPR.
Croydon’s Boxpark has been recognised as the winner in the built meanwhile category, which includes projects that brighten up spaces, streets and places in the short-term. Boxpark Croydon is designed by BDP and opened in October 2016; Boxpark Croydon is bigger than its predecessor Boxpark Shoreditch and is a trendy space for food, drinks and entertainment made out of shipping containers.
The NLA is one of the most influential organisations in the industry, presenting an independent forum for discussions and debates in the field of architecture, planning development and construction. The winners in the NLA Awards 2017 were announced on the 5th of July.