Whitechapel Vision London Development, Tower Hamlets Architecture, Town Planning, RTPI Award
Whitechapel Vision by BDP
East London Community Renewal: Royal Town Planning Institute Awards 2015 – design by BDP Architects
1 Apr 2015
Whitechapel Vision Award
Location: Whitechapel, east London, England, UK
Design: BDP, Architects
Whitechapel Vision nominated for top planning award
Whitechapel Vision has garnered more praise – this time at the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Awards.
Following its ‘silver’ win at the national Planning Awards in November, Whitechapel Vision is now following up with yet more awards – nominated for the Excellence in Plan Making Practice Award.
Aman Dalvi, Corporate Director for Development and Renewal, at Tower Hamlets Council, said: “Whitechapel Vision has been recognised time, and time again, as one of the leading regeneration projects in the country. Being nominated for this award is yet another credit to the hard work of our planners in the council.
“Work is currently underway to deliver a bigger and better Whitechapel for everyone that lives and works in the area. We are confident that, by 2025, Whitechapel will be even more of an exciting and dynamic place.”
With the Crossrail station opening in 2018, Whitechapel was identified as a huge growth opportunity for the borough.
Tying in with these improvements in transport infrastructure, the council launched their plans for Whitechapel in March 2014. These plans were met with support and excitement from residents and businesses, along with strategic partners involved in the delivery of this project.
Once the developments and other improvements have been completed, Whitechapel will have:
• a brand new civic hub based at the old Royal London Hospital site
• up to 3,500 new homes delivered by 2025, including a substantial number of family and affordable homes
• 5,000 new jobs
• a completely transformed Whitechapel Road
• seven new public squares and open spaces
• a rejuvenated town centre
In recognition of these ambitious plans, the Greater London Authority (GLA) recently awarded over £500,000 into the area through their High Street Fund. This will be matched by funding and other resources provided by the council.
This will be used to support local businesses, bring empty buildings back into use, provide affordable workspaces, and attract investment. It is hoped this will deliver a huge economic boost to the Whitechapel area.
Projects funded through this money will include:
• the creation of affordable workspaces through the conversion of empty or underused buildings
• providing support to local businesses to take advantage of opportunities arising from change in Whitechapel
• holdingannual events and activities to celebrate Whitechapel.
The council will find out if Whitechapel Vision is the prize-winner at the RTPI Awards Ceremony held on Monday, July 6 at the Pullman London, St Pancras.
Whitechapel Vision London images / information received from Tower Hamlets Council
Location: Whitechapel, London, England, UK
New Whitechapel Architecture
Idea Store Chrisp St, Langdon Park
Design: David Adjaye architect
photo © Nick Weall
Idea Store Whitechapel
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Centre Point, tower
Design: Richard Seifert, Architect
Central St Giles
Design: Renzo Piano Building Workshop
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