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Ash Sakula's Newcastle homes named best housing in UK

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A scheme in Tyneside by Ash Sakula has been crowned overall winner at the Housing Design Awards, while Alison Brooks Architects and Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands also won accolades 

The practice took home the top prize for the Igloo and Carillion-backed Malings scheme – a new build providing 76 residential units – in Newcastle.

Robert Sakula, partner at Ash Sakula, told the AJ: ‘It’s great that the judges appreciated how its combination of terraced layout with innovative housing typologies has shown how an urbanism of streets, houses and gardens can create high values along with a real sense of place and community.’

Victors in the Completed Winners category included Alison Brooks Architects and Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands for their collaborative estate regeneration projects in south Kilburn.

Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands was recognised for its buildings at Cambridge and Wells Court, which provide 102 new homes, and Alison Brooks Architects for its 43-home redevelopment of Ely Court - a scheme which was also shortlisted for the AR Housing Awards.

Alison Brooks said: ‘This project demonstrates a win-win scenario for delivering housing in London, enabled by an enlightened local authority client acting as the long-term developer and steward of their estate regeneration.’

Other winners on the night included HTA Design, Maccreanor Lavington, Pollard Thomas Edwards and Duggan Morris Architects. 

The Housing Design Awards were formed in 1947 by Aneurin Bevan as part of the building process in post-war Britain and are sponsored by the RIBA, the Mayor of London, Landscape Institute, RICS, the HBF and the Department for Communities and Local Government.

Housing Design Awards winners 2016 in full

  • Ash Sakula; The Malings; Supreme Winner 
  • Matthew Lloyd Architects; Frampton Park Baptist Church & Apartments; Completed Winners
  • Conran and Partners; Baylis Old School; Completed Winners
  • Alison Brooks Architects and Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands Architects; Ely Court/Kilburn Park; Completed Winners 
  • Pollard Thomas Edwards; The Scene; Completed Winners
  • Shedkm; hoUSe; Completed Winners
  • Maccreanor Lavington; Acton Gardens Phase 3.2; Project Winner
  • Assael Architecture; Creekside Wharf; Project Winner
  • Mikhail Riches with Cathy Hawley; Goldsmith Street; Project Winner
  • Alison Brooks Architects and Pollard Thomas Edwards; North West Cambridge Lots M1 & M2; Project Winner
  • Squires Barnett Architects; The Ropery; Project Winner
  • HTA Design LLP; Heartlands; Project Winner
  • Duggan Morris Architects; Hampstead Green; HAPPI Winner
  • Pollard Thomas Edwards; Older Women’s Co-housing; HAPPI Winner
  • PRP Architects; Windmill Court extra care; HAPPI Winner (pictured below)

Windmill court by prp copyright tim crocker

Windmill Court by PRP Architects

Source: Tim Crocker

Windmill Court by PRP Architects

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