William Morris Gallery wins the London Planning Award 2014
William Morris Gallery wins the London Planning Award for Best Historic Building Management.
The award was presented at a ceremony at City Hall on 4th February 2014. The London Planning Awards were established to celebrate those working in planning who make notable contributions to London's landscape. They are an excellent way of showcasing the work of individual clients and London boroughs as well as raising the overall profile of planning in the capital.
The Awards are run in partnership by the RTPI, London First, the Greater London Authority and London Councils. Best Historic Building Management Award is sponsored by English Heritage
Open to projects which have led to investment and re-use of historic places in London. Entries do not have to comprise Listed Buildings, however, they must have local importance or be set within a Conversation Area. Eligible entries include characterisation projects, appraisals, design statements or management plans alongside investment programmes. The judges are looking for projects which:
- Have relevance to the planning system (as opposed to the detail of the historic or architectural merit) and exemplify good practice in managing the planning process
- Address planning challenges of bringing new uses to underused/disused buildings
- Improve the environmental performance of historic building(s)
- Are not exclusive to just managing historic buildings but can demonstrate how existing conservation areas are being run to an exceptionally high standard