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City Park West has won a RIBA Award


We’ve got some great news to share: City Park West has won a RIBA award. The citation called the new mixed-use urban quarter in central Chelmsford for our social housing client, Notting Hill Genesis, ‘an impressively ambitious redevelopment of a city centre brownfield site’.

City Park West plays host to more than 600 homes - alongside cafés, restaurants, landscaped public realm, sculpture, workplaces and community facilities. The new townscape, built over two phases, connects parkland to the south with the civic quarter and the historic market town centre to the east.

Located by the railway station on the former Anglia Ruskin University campus, it features five new brick buildings, including a 14-storey tower, four new public squares and three refurbished buildings, one of which is listed.

Thank you, RIBA, for rewarding and celebrating not only architecture but urban design, public art and landscape-led placemaking too – all at City Park West.

Client: Notting Hill Genesis
Architect: Pollard Thomas Edwards
Contractor: BOUYGUES UK (Phase 1), Higgins Construction PLC (Phase 2)
Landscape architect: AREA landscape architects
Project Management, Employer’s Agent and Planning Consultant: Bidwells
Cost consultant and Quantity surveyor: Arcadis
Structural engineer: WSP
M&E engineer: Whitecode Consulting Ltd
Conservation: Beacon Planning
Artists: Christopher Tipping and Nayan Kulkarni
Local Authority: Chelmsford City Council

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