Hackney Design Awards 2022 winners announced


The winners of the 2022 Hackney Design Awards were announced at a ceremony in Hackney Town Hall this week to celebrate the best new buildings and architecture in the borough. 

Launched in 2004, the biennial Hackney Design Awards were set up to recognise innovative and sustainable building designs, architecture and spaces in Hackney.

This year, 31 nominated projects were whittled down to 11 shortlisted schemes by the judges, who visited each design and selected the winners. The shortlist was also put to a public vote in the People’s Choice Award, with over 500 votes received.

 Philip Glanville, Mayor of Hackney

As always, the schemes nominated for this year’s awards showcase the rich variety of design and architecture in the borough, which contributes to and improves the fabric of Hackney, helps to tackle the climate emergency, and makes a real difference to people’s lives. The awards are a testament to what can be achieved when we work together with visionary architects, developers and residents. They have helped innovate and drive up standards and our collective commitment to design. I am particularly proud of Hackney’s past achievement at the Design Awards, including Aikin Villas in 2018 and Kings Crescent Estate in 2018. We also had the fantastic restoration of Hackney Town Hall, also an award winner in 2018.

I would like to thank all those who nominated this year and say a big congratulations to all our shortlisted nominations and winners.

Philip Glanville, Mayor of Hackney

Hackney Design Awards winners and commendations


Taylor Court, Chatto Court & Willmott Court, Frampton Park Estate, by Henley Hale Brown Architects - exquisitely detailed housing blocks exemplifying a sensitive and nuanced approach to estate densification.

Yorkton Workshops, by Tom Lloyd, Luke Pearson & Cassion Castle (Climate Change & Sustainability Award Winner) - a former stables block stripped back and improved, showing quality in design, delivery and construction.

16 Chart Street, by Ian Chalk Architects - an inventive re-use of a former furniture warehouse with exposed steel trusses, a new rooftop, and side extensions in sustainable CLT construction.

Museum of the Home, by Wright & Wright Architect (Heritage & Restoration Award Winner) - a restructuring of the existing museum, substantially increasing the available exhibition space, improving access and introducing sensitive new additions enhancing the experience for museum-goers.

208 Cassland Road (People's Choice Award Winner) - a single family house built on a tight site at the edge of Victoria Park Conservation Area. The house is designed to mediate between the adjacent Victorian terrace and the large villas behind it. 


Graphic House, by Office S&M Architects - an unassuming Edwardian terrace with a simple plan concealing an interior of joy, fun and surprises. Natural light is strategically harnessed so that  light, colours, patterns, subtle reflections and textures awaken the spaces and the senses. 

Britannia Leisure Centre, by Faulkner Brown Architects - a generous space for citizens to gather and enjoy leisure and recreation, displaying a commitment to inclusivity with large swimming pools, fitness suites and sport courts, and access to a wide range of amenities.

Springfield Park Restoration Project, by PRS Architects (Commendation for Heritage Rescue) - a sensitive restoration of a charming villa and its park setting, maintaining its historic character and providing it with a sustainable future.

Take a look at all of the winners and commendations here: