Peabody Trustâ€™s regeneration scheme at Coopers Road - off Old Kent Road - has been commended in the Best Social Housing Development category at the National HomeBuilder Design Awards.
The recently completed first phase of Peabody Trust's regeneration of the Coopers Road estate in Southwark, replacing post-war mid- and high-rise concrete blocks of council flats, aims to provide a model for sustainable urban regeneration. Designed by ECD Architects, the development has clearly defined private, semi-private and public spaces.
The panel of judges consisted of property and design professionals, chaired by former RIBA president, Michael Manser, and looked for schemes that break the mould with their advanced design and construction. Others represented on the judging panel included the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) and the Home Builders Federation.
"This is a great achievement for Peabody Trust," said a spokeswoman for the housing charity. "We are pleased to be recognised for our continuing commitment towards providing social housing schemes for London, using innovative techniques and materials and working with like-minded practices such ECD Architects to achieve this aim."