JTP is honoured that our pioneering regeneration project St Clement’s, in Mile End, East London, has been named the winner of the Civic Voice Design Award for Housing.
Civic Voice is the national charity for the civic movement in England. The Design Awards give communities the opportunity to nominate and celebrate well-designed new build, housing, heritage and public realm projects in their local area, that they are proud of.
This scheme is a pioneer in terms of community led housing. Innovative in so many ways; from the affordable housing model itself, to the collaborative planning process and the creation of a piece of urbanism with life and soul.
Civic Voice Design Awards judges comment
A decade in the making, London’s first Community Land Trust (CLT) housing project opened this year as part of JTP’s regeneration of St Clement’s Hospital, a former Victorian workhouse in Mile End, London.
Dating back to 1848, the 4.5-acre site of St Clement’s Hospital comprised 19 existing buildings of various age and quality, and had been derelict since 2005.
In 2012, the Mayor of London decided to establish London’s first ever Community Land Trust on the St Clement’s Hospital site. The house prices will be linked to local income in perpetuity, taking the homes out of the speculative property market and making them affordable to local people forever. This radical model of housing delivery and ownership can now be seen in 225 other locations across the UK.
Galliford Try/Linden Homes, with JTP as architect and masterplanner, were selected as the Greater London Authority’s development partner to deliver the residential led regeneration of St Clement’s. The new urban quarter delivers 252 homes, of which 73 are refurbished historic listed buildings, with the new additions sensitively integrated with the creation of high-quality public spaces and green courtyards.
The new urban quarter establishes a strong community focus by reconnecting the neighbourhood. JTP’s proposals comprised the opening up of the listed walled site to the public; delivery of a new north-south pedestrian and cycle route and connecting Mile End Road to Cemetery Park.
We are honoured that the catalytic impact of St Clement’s is already being recognised, particularly so by the community it serves. Working with the East London Community Land Trust, we have changed the narrative of housing in London with this project, delivering genuinely affordable homes for local people.
Charles Campion, JTP Partner