26 March 2019
Following our recent nominations at the RTPI Awards 2019, we are very excited to announce that two of WYG’s projects have made the shortlist at the Planning Awards 2019.
The nominations include:
Securing both these nominations is testament to the terrific talent within our planning and transport disciplines that helped make this project a reality, not to mention the amazing supporting work from our other multidisciplinary teams.
The development at St. Peter’s Hospital, which we secured planning consent for, will provide 475 new homes in Runnymede under an NHS to initiative to accelerate health improvement care for over 350,000 people in northwest Surrey. Great efforts have been made to ensure the addition of homes integrate with the local area and respect its environmental features.
On a 31-hectare site in Chertsey, 328 homes will be allotted to the residential market, while 147 will house staff at the Ashton and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. It’s being delivered in collaboration with Border Partnership Foundation Trust and housing association Optivo.
Nick Bowden, Associate at WYG, said: “This has been a regionally significant undertaking requiring thoughtful engagement with local residents and government agencies who often had unique requirements. Whilst this added to the project scale, requiring the management of a large team of sub-consultants, we’re proud of the outcome as the development should unlock millions of pounds to be directly reinvested into healthcare.”
Meanwhile, Whittlesford Parkway Station forms part of a framework for framework through which both the form and function of the parkway and its surroundings will be enhanced. In collaboration with transport providers and stakeholders like the Greater Cambridge Partnership, interventions were identified to alleviate existing accessibility problems experienced by local residents and commuters.
The station masterplan will also enhance the setting of listed buildings, transform the public relam in the vicinity of the station into a safe and attractive gateway, and provide the physical capacity to facilitate sustainable economic growth in the South Cambridgeshire area.
Ben King, Project Manager at WYG, said: “Our work at Whittlesford Parkway will enable it to support local housing growth, facilitate employment at world-renowned business campuses, and cater to increasing rail-based travel demand into both Cambridge and London. We expect this to greatly benefit both residents and the Greater Cambridge economy.”
The Awards presentation will take place on Tuesday 4 June 2019 at the RIBA 66 Portland Place London, W1B 1AD. Visit www.planningawards.com to learn more.