The 2019 Planning & Placemaking Awards ceremony took place at the Royal Institute of British Architects in London on 4 June, bringing together over 500 professionals across the property sector for a night of celebration and networking.
The awards celebrate excellence in both planning and placemaking, recognising outstanding professional work in planning, placemaking, urban design, economic development, housing and regeneration from across the UK.
The Green, Hartlepool was awarded Best Regeneration from a toughly contested shortlist of nine projects including Clarion Housing, Keepmoat Regeneration and Blackpool Council. Judges praised the scheme for its innovative re-use of historic buildings, breathing new life into a neighbourhood previously written off.
The Welsh Streets, Liverpool took home the award for Best Use of Heritage in Placemaking. From a shortlist of six entries, including three high commendations, the judges felt that the Welsh Streets was “a great success story, transforming an area against the odds, and sending a strong message that old buildings can have a great future”.
Martin Ellerby, Head of New Business & Innovation commented: “The calibre of entries was incredibly high, with inspiring projects across a range of sectors. The quality of entries reflects the standing of the Planning & Placemaking Awards, and we are absolutely delighted that both The Green and Welsh Streets have been recognised as national examples of best practice within our industry.”
The Planning Awards are run by Planning magazine in conjunction with Planning Resource and Placemaking Resource.