We’re proud to announce that Marmalade Lane – TOWN’s 42-home cohousing scheme being delivered in partnership with Trivselhus and designed by Mole Architects for K1 Cohousing – has been shortlisted in the 2018 Housing Design Awards.
The Housing Design Awards were established in 1948 and are the UK’s longest-running housing design awards programme. Initially established to recognise design in homes delivered by the public sector, its remit was broadened to include privately delivered homes from 1960, with early award winners including Span Developments’ South Row scheme in Blackheath – one of a number of schemes that was innovative in empowering its residents in how their community was run. More recently, but in a similar vein, the awards recognised New Ground, a cohousing development delivered by Hanover Living for Older Women’s Cohousing, a scheme that has rightly garnered significant attention over the last 12 months as a model for how housing (and communities) might support people as they grow older.
Today, the awards are administered by a combination of government and industry partners, with a judging panel comprising architects, government officials and industry professionals. The 2018 shortlist maintains the high standards that the awards have become synonymous with. As well as our own scheme, we’re pleased to see our partners U+I on the shortlist for Signal Townhouses designed by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris) and two schemes by our friends Mikhail Riches – Berkshire Road (for Coldpark Ltd), Croydon Smaller Sites (for Brick by Brick) and St Andrews Riverside (for 3 Rivers Development and Mid Devon District Council).
The Housing Design Awards take place on 2nd July 2018.