Two Waterman projects shortlisted for New London Awards
Waterman is delighted that Rotherhithe Primary School and Winstanley & York Road Regeneration have been shortlisted respectively for the ‘Learning’ and ‘Planning’ categories of the upcoming New London Awards (NLA).
The Awards celebrate the most innovative projects across London which seek to improve the quality and standards of new design, support the regeneration of its town and strive to increase the usability of its streets and public spaces.
Rotherhithe Primary School – ‘Learning’:
Rotherhithe Primary School, located in London’s Docklands, is undergoing a complete transformation. The scheme replaces all of the existing 1970’s buildings, and totally reimagines the surrounding landscaping to create a new 3,500 m2 ‘school in a garden’. Once completed, the new two-storey school will accommodate up to 630 pupils with a further 60 places on offer at the integrated nursery.
Waterman was appointed by Faithful & Gould on behalf of the London Borough of Southwark Regeneration Division to provide building services, civil and structures engineering design in addition to air quality environmental services. Designed by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios architects (FCBStudios), the new school is being built in the playground of the existing development. As part of the design, the building incorporates ground improvements which will support the building on the local soft river alluvium. Low carbon materials have also been sourced to meet the latest London Plan climate change requirements. Upon completion of the new school in September 2021, the old school will be demolished and a portion of the land given up for residential development.
Winstanley & York Road Regeneration – ‘Planning’:
This joint venture between Wandsworth Borough Council and Taylor Wimpey will see 2,550 homes built across 14 new residential buildings, ranging between three and 31-storeys, surrounding a new 2.4 ha York Gardens Park.
Waterman provided EIA coordination and produced an Environmental Statement covering ecology, archaeology, noise and vibration services. As part of the many challenges of this project, residents within the current estate will be rehoused in phases as the site is cleared for demolition. Our ecology, archaeology and ground conditions teams worked with Taylor Wimpey and the design team to discharge planning conditions within an extremely tight timeframe, enabling works on one of the rehousing sites to commence in line with their critical programme. This included securing approval for, and delivering, bespoke archaeological investigations designed to elicit rapid results, while keeping within planning condition parameters. The project is due to complete in April 2035.
You can view the full list of shortlisted projects by clicking here.
This year, NLA have included a People’s Choice Vote where you can choose your favourite project to receive an extra nomination within the judging process. You can place your vote by posting a tweet from the project page or by filling out the People’s Choice Vote form.
The winners will be announced in November.