Five design teams have been shortlisted to develop proposals for 150 homes in Newham, east London
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Following the launch of the two-stage competition to commemorate its 150th year in February 2012, the Peabody housing trust has revealed the five finalists chosen from a 20-strong longlist.
The shortlist includes Allies & Morrison, Aedas, Fraser Brown Mackenna Architects, PCKO Architects and Urban Salon, whose schemes were judged by Paul Finch, chair and director of Design Council Cabe, Angela Brady, RIBA president and Conor McAuley, executive member for regeneration and strategic planning at Newham council.
Founded in 1862 by George Peabody, the trust aims to ensure as many people as possible have a good home. The focus of the competition was the ’21st Century Peabody Vision’.
The winner be commissioned to develop a full planning application for the 150 ‘affordable and market’ housing scheme on a 1.6 hectare site in Plaistow, Newham.
All 20 longlisted submissions are on display at New London Architecture, Central London, from 9 May to 9 June. The winner will be announced at a reception on 17 May.
Stephen Howlett, Peabody chief executive, said: ‘I am looking forward to seeing 21st Century Peabody in actions where the new homes and spaces we create really connect with the wider Plaistow community.’
Revealed: shortlisted schemes in Peabody's Newham contest