Hackney winners in Housing Design Awards 2008

Three examples of outstanding design in Hackney have been recognised in the national Housing Design Awards 2008, which promote excellence and sustainability in home design.

Adelaide Wharf at 118-120 Queensbridge Road, E2, won an award for its 147 high quality canal-side flats.

Micawber Wharf at Micawber Street, N1, and Antony House at Pembury Place, E5, also featured in the awards Exhibition of Excellence.

The awards place at their heart the creation of places where people want to live in healthier, greener and safer communities; and celebrate the best buildings and designs over the past year.

Judges looked for the very best in housing design and considered a wide range of factors including: relationship to surroundings and neighbourhood; response to site constraints and opportunities; attention to safety, security and accessibility; sustainability in construction.

Cllr Guy Nicholson, Hackney Council Cabinet Member for Regeneration and the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, said: “These three buildings show inspirational design and I’d like to congratulate everyone involved in their continuing success and for being recognised in these awards.

“These awards also serve to highlight the strong role of Hackney’s Planning Service in ensuring such high quality developments in our borough.”

He added: “Well-designed homes, buildings and public spaces are a vital element in enhancing and strengthening our neighbourhoods, and making them places where we will choose to live and work.”