Ballymore’s Goodluck Hope development at East London’s Leamouth peninsula won “Best place to live” at this year’s Building London Planning Awards.
London’s Deputy Mayor Jules Pipe presented the award to Ballymore and specialist planners Rolfe Judd at the event held on 20 July at City Hall.
The judging panel said they “were particularly impressed by this entry, which embraced its location to create not only a sense of place and community, but in seeking to ensure that Goodluck Hope becomes a destination in its own right.”
The panel added: “Ballymore and their team have created a little gem at the mouth of the River Lea where previously there was a desolate industrial wasteland – if you want to see great placemaking, go visit.”
Simon Ryan and Matt Stone, both projects directors at Ballymore, said: “Ballymore has delivered a new neighbourhood that is all-encompassing, captivating and inspiring, and one that opens up the riverfront for everyone.
“Having transformed Leamouth North with the creation of London City Island - fast-becoming one of London’s leading arts and cultural destinations- Goodluck Hope, just a three-minute walk away, completes the landscape at Leamouth Peninsula, making the whole island area a landmark in riverside living.”
The development was designed by Allies and Morrison with specialist input from planning consultancy Rolfe Judd.