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Mastmaker scheme wins Evening Standard award

26 May 2010

Mastmaker Road near Canary Wharf in East London has won the 'Best New Development in the Affordable Homes Sector' category at the Evening Standard Homes Awards 2010.

A team from Capita Lovejoy - Capita Symonds’ land planning division - designed the public and private realm environment for the high density residential development which consists of 199 mixed tenure homes with integral community areas.

Giles Charlton, Capita Lovejoy, says: “A community space was designed as an integral part of the project and incorporates a rooftop sports pitch. The development makes use of a local 'Combined Heat and Power' system and includes greenwalls, bird boxes, bat boxes, insect bricks and biodiversity roofs to help develop local eco-systems.”

“Integration with the wider community was a key factor in the design development and consultation included a public exhibition for local residents. The project includes open space accessible to the public, extension and enhancement of an existing playgound, extension of gardens to adjacent residents, the provision of flexible space for events and an area of communal gardens for educational and recreational use. Public access and permeability is improved with the introduction of a new East-West link through the site as set out in the Millennium Quarter Masterplan,” he adds.