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30 November 2022

Britannia Leisure Centre by FaulknerBrowns Architects wins New London Awards 2022

Britannia Leisure Centre by FaulknerBrowns Architects:
Britannia Leisure Centre by FaulknerBrown Architects
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New London Awards 2022 Buildings & Architects

New London Architecture (NLA) has named Britannia Leisure Centre by FaulknerBrowns Architects as the overall winner of the New London Awards 2022, in addition to their award in the Culture category.

Organised by NLA and supported by the Mayor of London, the New London Awards celebrate all scale of projects, from community-led to large-scale mixed-use developments, both built and unbuilt, that contribute to the creation of a more sustainable, civilised, and egalitarian London.

Awards were presented across 14 categories and special prizes at NLA’s Annual Lunch at the Guildhall on Tuesday 29th November 2022.

With newfound appreciation for places that bring communities together following the pandemic, the judges felt this practical and elegant redevelopment project was a deserved winner, demonstrating excellent use of public funds to benefit a community.

Many local communities in Hackney experience significantly higher health inequalities and deprivation compared to other London boroughs. In response, Britannia provides high quality sports facilities in a building that is inclusive and accessible to all, to address barriers the community face in participating in sport and movement.

The project combines a 25m swimming pool, a training/SEN pool, toddler pool and splash deck in a welcoming community hub. Britannia also provides a gym, sports courts and pitches, a soft play area, crèche and café.

Engaging local people was at the heart of the brief and the approach to design. School children, students, local sports teams, disability groups and local trusts participated in community events and design consultations to shape a leisure centre that would reflect one of London’s most diverse boroughs. This included consultation with Project Indigo, a local LGBTQ+ youth group, to design inclusive signage and changing facilities.

Benjamin Prosky, Executive Director of AIA New York and judge of the New London Awards 2022 said: “As we recover from the pandemic, and once again gather to be social and recreate, we have a new appreciation for well-designed public amenities. This is why the Britannia Leisure Centre, stands out. A practical yet elegant project, that deploys public funds to benefit a community with a public facility that adheres to the highest standards of design excellence.”

Georgina Robledo Padilla, Associate Partner at RSHP and judge of the New London Awards 2022 said: “The Britannia Leisure Centre with its smart stacking of leisure facilities, sustainable and inclusive approach and elegant civic presence stands proud as example of what good masterplanning can deliver to the community.”

Peter Murray OBE, Co-founder of NLA and Chair of the judging panel said:

“Britannia Leisure Centre is not just an excellent amenity for the local community, it is a fine piece of city-making and a public building of great presence – a first class piece of civic architecture.”

More details of the winning projects across all categories can be found here.

The full list of winners is:

Winners Category
BAFTA Headquarters, Westminster Conservation
Woolwich Works, Greenwich Conservation
76 Upper ground, Lambeth Conservation
Britannia Leisure Centre, Hackney Culture and overall winner
Southwark Inclusive Learning Service (SILS 3), Southwark Education
Harvey Gardens, Greenwich Healthcare
Grafton Way Building, University College London Hospital, Camden Healthcare
Forest Houses, Newham Homes
One Park Drive, Tower Hamlets Housing
York Way Estate, Islington Housing
Woodmore Mews, Greenwich Housing
Albert Island, Newham Masterplan and area strategies
Hawley Wharf, Camden Masterplan and area strategies
Culture Palace, Enfield Meanwhile
Hackney Road Development, Hackney Mixed use
330 Gray’s Inn road, Camden Mixed use
Alfred Place Gardens, Camden Public spaces
Aberfeldy Village Public Realm, Tower Hamlets Public spaces
Borough Yards, Southwark Retail and hospitality
55 Great Suffolk Street, Southwark Retrofit
16 Chart Street, Hackney Retrofit
Esperance bridge, Camden Transport and infrastructure
Paddington Station Elizabeth Line, Westminster Transport and infrastructure
Somerset House Studios, Westminster Workplace
Special prize winners Category
Driving for Change, Southwark Community prize
Marlborough Sports Gardens, Southwark Community prize
UCL PEARL, Barking Environmental sustainability prize
Southwark Inclusive Learning Service, Southwark Mayors prize
Eastway, Hackney Wellbeing prize
Nicky Gavron New Londoner of the Year

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