RLB supports RIBA awarded residential and education scheme

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One of RLB’s residential and education schemes, Hackney New Primary School and 333 Kingsland Road, London has been announced by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) as the winner of the prestigious ‘Neave Brown Award for Housing 2022’ which recognises the UK’s best new affordable housing. 

RLB provided employer’s agent and cost management services for the award-winning scheme, which was designed by architects, Henley Halebrown. This is the third accolade this forward-looking urban development has achieved so far this year, having previously received a RIBA London Award 2022, a RIBA National Award 2022 and being shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize. 

Located on Kingsland Road, one of east London’s busy arterial roads on the edge of a conservation area, Hackney New Primary School combines a community-led school with 68 apartment and shops at street level.

Paul Sambrook, Partner and Head of Residential at RLB, said:

“It is fantastic to see this brilliant project receive such an outstanding award. It has been a real privilege to be part of the team supporting its delivery and to see the school and affordable housing come to life and the positive impact the scheme is having on the community.”

Commenting on the award the Chair of the Neave Brown Award for Housing jury, Kaye Stout, said:

“This is a notable architectural response, demonstrating how to effectively combine multiple functions without diminishing the strength of either the educational or residential aspect.”

RIBA President Simon Allford, added:

“This is a highly-intelligent response to providing critical social infrastructure – a thoughtful and generous set of spaces for residents and the local community to live, learn and play in. The educational and residential elements are elegantly engaged in a single composition – an architectural essay in designing an important city corner that engages with the public realm.”

For further information please see the RIBA website.

https://www.architecture.com/awards-and-competitions-landing-page/awards/neave-brown-award-for-housing

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Paul Sambrook
Paul Sambrook

Partner - National Head of Residential