Our project in Lowestoft, which includes the Brooke Peninsula and Jeld Wen sites, has been shortlisted in the Practice Award category at these national awards which recognise outstanding practices involved in urban design.
The £150 million scheme is a unique environmentally-led masterplan for a sustainable urban waterfront on the edge of Suffolk’s Lake Lothing. Located on a former shipbuilding yard from the early 20th Century, the masterplan comprises 850 new homes, a new school, a local centre and a new marina.
Since trading ceased in 1992, the Peninsula has been poorly maintained, under-utilised and lost its connection with the sea. The site offers an exciting opportunity to revive the outer harbour area and reinstate its relationship with water. Components include a new linear waterfront park, habitat creation in the slipways with associated active frontages including a yacht club, central square and primary school, as well as cafes, shops, workspaces and a wildlife visitor centre.
The Practice Award category of the National Urban Design Awards recognises good urban design and the contribution the project makes to urban design practice. Now in their eighth year, the awards celebrate outstanding and innovative urban design from around the world, from finished schemes to design guidance and publishing.
The shortlisted projects will be published in the next edition of the Urban Design publication and winners will be decided in a vote between Urban Design Group members from January to March 2016.