Celebrating our Achievement

Here at CarneySweeney the whole team is passionate about planning. Being so enthusiastic about our work, naturally we are delighted when our projects are recognised by the wider planning and real estate community. Here are some of our projects that have been nominated for and won recent awards this summer.   

Brent Cross Town Electrical Sub-Station

The Brent Cross Town Electrical Sub-Station comprises an electrical substation wrapped innovatively in a piece of public art at a huge scale, serving a large urban regeneration project which focusses both on sustainability and the local community. The vast scale of the artwork, at its highest point, is taller than the Angel of the North, and is in a prominent location to be seen from rail and road. Its colour and dynamism will inspire and motivate, whilst effectively concealing an otherwise utilitarian piece of vital infrastructure.

(Credit: Related Argent in partnership with Barnet Council / If_Do / Lakwena / Arup / Gillespies)

Planning Awards 2023

WINNER of the Infrastructure Planning category.

SHORTLISTED for the award for Best Use of Arts, Culture or Sport in Placemaking.

Poplar Riverside, E14

The Poplar Riverside masterplan comprises up to 2,800 new homes, c.10,000 sqm mixed commercial/leisure and community uses and a 1 hectare public park. It promotes the future use of the river and open space for commuting, exercising and socialising through the provision of key connections and a new continuous 500m riverside walk. The proposal for increased landscaping and open space on site will see an overall net increase in biodiversity compared to existing site conditions. The masterplan aims to help address the isolation and absence of connectivity within the area. This will facilitate new routes to homes, open space, jobs and amenities; as well as to surrounding destinations and transport links, in line with the residential growth of the area.

(Credit: St William Homes LLP / Berkeley Group)

Planning Awards 2023

SHORTLISTED for the award for Planning for the Natural Environment AND for the award for Regeneration.

Samovar Space, Wembley Park

Samovar space is an exciting new area of public space located at the foot of the Olympic Steps, to the east of the Wembley Civic Centre, designed by young people for young people as part of the LSE Apprenticeship Programme in City Design and delivered in partnership with and funded by Quintain.

(Credit: Quintain / LDA Design / Flanagan Lawrence / Flitwick Construction / Bramhall 1840)

Brent Design Awards

COMMENDED in the Public Realm and Landscape category.

EuroCities Awards

WINNER In the Young People Co-Creating Public Spaces category.

Ferrum, Wembley Park

Ferrum is a mixed use scheme located to the south of Wembley Stadium comprising of a range of buildings up to 20 storeys in height, with ground floor commercial facing onto White Horse Square and 627 build to rent units (with a mix ranging from studios to 3 bedroom units).  The buildings enjoy a variety of social spaces too with a gym, residents lounge, concierge service and a rooftop garden with views across Wembley and London.   The buildings are inspired by New York warehouse and loft style living with an industrial aesthetic.

(Credit: Quintain / JTP / McAleer & Rushe)

Brent Design Awards

COMMENDED in the Mixed Use Category.

Olympic Way (Olympic Steps), Wembley Park

The Olympic Steps is a major public realm project involving the removal of the ramp (known as the pedway) which originally linked the stadium to Olympic Way (bridging across areas of car and coach parking which no longer exist) with a new set of steps in front of the National Stadium.  The Olympic Steps have transformed the entrance to the National Stadium and opened up the public realm directly north of Engineers Way creating connectivity and areas that are full of activity.

(Credit: Quintain / Dixon Jones / vPPR / Volker Fitzpatrick)

Brent Design Awards

SHORTLISTED in the Public Realm and Landscape Category

Our congratulations go to all of the teams involved!

by Rebecca Hall
Principal Planner
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