On 13 July 2015, Catalyst’s regeneration won the coveted Mayor’s Design Award at the 2015 Housing Design Awards. The Housing Design Awards are the longest running awards of their type in the country. They were started back in 1948 by Aneurin Bevan (who was Minister for Health and Housing) and are the only awards that send a multidisciplinary team of judges to inspect every shortlisted development – ensuring that only the best developments win. Established and still controlled by central government, these are the awards that all the others want to emulate.
Our success is a great endorsement of what we’re doing to transform Wornington Green into a new mixed community of over 1,000 homes, and, through exceptional design and consultation with the community, creating not only wonderful new homes, but a place where people want to live. It’s very much a template for what we want to do in our regeneration projects and we are delighted that we have won.
To find out more about the Housing Design Awards and to watch the video that was made as part of the judging process, go to hdawards.org – the entry for Portobello Square is in the ‘Completed Winners’ section.