WhatHouse? Awards 2015 winners – Hadley Mace, Best Mixed-Use Development
Posted 16 December 2015 by Keith Osborne
Ensuring that new homes fit in with appropriate and much-needed local amenities is a vital part of any new scheme and Hadley Mace’s WhatHouse? Awards Gold for its Greenwich Square development in south-east London is an exemplar of what can be achieved.
Celebrity host David Walliams presented the top prize to the Hadley Mace team at the 34th WhatHouse? Awards event in London last month, in front of a record audience of 1,700 housebuilding industry figures, for the scheme that has created a superb mix of new home types and tenures alongside a new library, gym, swimming pool and health centre.
Andy Portlock, director at Hadley Mace, says: “Picking up the Best Mixed-Use development award this year was an excellent way to mark the completion of the scheme’s first phase, and all of the hard work that has gone into it. It clearly illustrates Hadley Mace’s ability to deliver high-quality, design-led schemes – and well-respected industry awards such as this one are a great way to further raise the profile of what has been a fantastic project so far.
“The wide mixture of tenures, inclusion of a leisure centre, library and NHS facility have all gone some way to helping make this an area transformed. We’re very pleased to have delivered this scheme in partnership with both the Royal Borough of Greenwich and the GLA, and are looking forward to showing you the completed Phase Two next.”
The WhatHouse? Awards judges said of the company’s achievement:
“Contemporary designs by Make architects give the entire scheme a sense of continuity. The completed residential buildings use a subtly different palette of materials and styles according to their size and configuration, but they are very much of a whole.
“The private sale apartments, townhouses and maisonettes were marketed to Londoners first – rather than going on a marketing tour of the Middle East and Asia – which has resulted in a high proportion of owner-occupiers and a good number of local people buying. The social housing units (40% of the total residential component) feature the same designs.
“Greenwich Square is a terrific example of a well-designed mixed-use scheme that has been planned with its long-term future and benefit to the surrounding community in mind, and is a worthy winner.”