Place Studio project highly commended in placemaking awards!

Posted by on Feb 6, 2014 in Journal, neighbourhood planning | No Comments


We are delighted to share the news that our community engagement for the regeneration of of Baltic Wharf, Totnes (Phase 1) has been Highly Commended at the 2013 National Placemaking Awards at The British Museum on 28th January.

We would like to thank our clients Homes and TQ9, Stride Treglowan and the community of Totnes for making this achievement possible. The project was Highly Commended in ‘Public participation in planning’ category for its coherent and innovative consultation and engagement process.

We are thrilled that this project has been recognised – not only for our work on the project, but that of the whole team. The commitment of the clients, Bloor Homes and TQ9 Partnership together with the Architects, Stride Treglowan to a genuine process of involving the community in informing the design of the homes in that first phase of the project. And we cannot forget the community of Totnes who are highly engaged and informed bunch who really got stuck in and involved, giving their time and valuable local insights to shape a better outcome for the town.

Rob Delius, head of sustainable design at Stride Treglown, commented: ‘This is a fine example of how community involvement can enhance a development. We are really proud that this project has been recognised. It is a noteworthy sustainable scheme that has come together due to the contribution from the local community.”

Find out more about the project here

(team photo courtesy of TQ9 partnership)

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