Planning Awards Success

Published on 02/05/2024

We are delighted to announce that our teams and projects have been once again recognised and we have been shortlisted for three Planning Awards.

IMPACT is one of our core values at L&Q and, as an organisation, we often work in partnership with others, to maximise our impact. The ultimate goal is to improve the communities we work in, with the homes that we build and manage and with the scheme that we invest in.

This is why we’re particularly proud to have been shortlisted for two schemes in the Best Partnership category, and another partnership for the Best Planning in Affordable Housing.


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Barking Riverside (Best Partnership - BRL, L&Q, GLA, TfL, Uber Boat by Thames Clippers, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, Network Rail)

The Barking Riverside Transport Interchange has created transformative new connections for East London, comprising a London Overground station and an Uber Boat by Thames Clippers pier, accompanied by a network of cycle paths, a new cycle store, and new bus routes. The project brings together a remarkable and diverse range of partners. Funding and leadership partners provided the vision and resilience to bring this highly ambitious project forward in very uncertain times. Equally, the contractors and consultants delivered something truly exceptional, overcoming a wealth of challenges and bringing a much-needed new facility which has a major social impact.

Beam Park (Best Partnership w/ Vistry)

The new 4,000-home masterplan for Beam Park is the culmination of a significant collaboration between developer Countryside Partnerships and housing association L&Q, in partnership with the Mayor of London, Barking and Dagenham and Havering Councils. Through this partnership, housing delivery will be accelerated, and housing capacity optimised, on a large, complex and constrained brownfield site. This new hybrid masterplan, consented in 2023, allows for the delivery approximately 4,000 homes, of which 50% will be affordable, across the 72-acre derelict site of a former Ford factory, while at the same time increasing the amount of open, green space being created.

Brooke House (Best Planning for Affordable Housing w/ Women’s Pioneer Housing)

Generating 100% affordable new homes and enabling those who would otherwise be unable to access the housing market; Brook House is set to become an exemplary housing redevelopment that will see 102 crucial new homes in Acton, delivered for the Women’s Pioneer Housing Association (WPH), who have been unwaveringly dedicated to housing single women for over a century. This pioneering scheme is designed around inclusivity and replaces existing buildings which are no longer fit for purpose – and none of the former homes are wheelchair accessible.