Fitzroy Place named London’s Best New Public Space
6th March 2017
The 2017 London Planning Awards – which celebrates the most ambitious and innovative development projects – has named Fitzroy Place as Best New Public Space.
A collaboration between Sheppard Robson and Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands, the project was described by the judges as: “a new area of high quality landscaped public space in London’s West End. It provides a haven for local residents, visitors and workers to sit, dwell and take time out from the bustling streets around. A real hidden gem.”
Now in its 14th year, the London Planning Awards are organised by London First, in partnership with the Mayor of London, London Councils, the Planning Officers Society and the Royal Town Planning Institute.
Jasmine Whitbread, chief executive of London First said: “These awards show off the alchemy of London as it thrives and expands. As the city grows towards 10 million people, we are going to need a massive wave of ingenuity and innovation to keep up, and that’s why we work with the Mayor every year to celebrate the achievements of planning in London.”
Deputy Mayor for Planning, Regeneration and Skills, Jules Pipe, said: “The projects recognised at this year’s awards are incredibly impressive in terms of the quality of their design and the level of ambition. As London continues to grow we need to ensure our built environment responds to the challenges this brings – and does so in a way which recognises London’s unique heritage and minimises the impact which development has on the environment.”