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2019 winners and shortlist

2019 winners

The Pineapples, sponsored by the Design Council, celebrate the urban life of developments and places where people want to live, work and play. The winners of the inaugural awards were announced at the close of the Festival of Place 2019. 

Winners: Future place


Port Loop, Birmingham

Port Loop, Birmingham

Urban Splash and Places for People


Port Loop is being transformed into a new family-focused, 43-acre waterside neighbourhood with more than 1,150 new homes, as well as commercial workspaces, parks, green spaces and community facilities that will include a new swimming pool. More than 1.5km of new towpaths will feature moorings, cycleways and walkways to the city, and even a waterbus stop.

West End Project, London

West End Project, London

London Borough of Camden


The West End Project is a radical overhaul of traffic and public realm in central London. It removes the one-way systems and general traffic on Tottenham Court Road and Gower Street, closes streets to create parks and new squares, widens pavements, enhances connections, better supports pedestrians and cyclists and improves road safety. In doing so, it demonstrates the public realm's potential as an antidote to some of the most pressing problems of today, including air quality, loneliness and climate breakdown.

Shortlisted entries: Future place

Culture Mile, London

City of London

Inner North West Masterplan, Belfast

Belfast City Council

Kirkstall Forge, Leeds


Oakfield, Swindon


Temple, Leeds

Leeds City Council

The Chocolate Factory, London

Workspace Group

Wickside, London

McGrath, BUJ Architects

Winners: Place in progress


London Dock, London

London Dock, London

St George City, Patel Taylor


London Dock is a 6.2 hectare transformation of Wapping's historic docklands into a thriving urban district. A new grid of pathways, public squares and semi-private gardens draw people into the heart of the development and link the neighbourhood's spaces and buildings. Complementing this is an exemplary 1,800-home, mixed-use development, described by the press as a game changer for Wapping.

Smith’s Dock, North Shields

Smith’s Dock, North Shields

Urban Splash and Places for People


Smith's Dock is a former ship repair yard overlooking the River Tyne in North Shields. Steeped in heritage, the dock dates from the 1850s and closed in the late 1980s. The masterplan includes more than 800 homes of mixed tenure, as well as vast places to play, meaning anyone can find somewhere to be outside and enjoy life at Smith's Dock. Three dock inlets are a focal point - an ongoing symbol of the site's heritage.

Shortlisted entries: Place in progress


Battersea Power Station, London

Battersea Power Station Development Company

Blackwall Reach, London

Swan Housing Association, London Borough of Tower Hamlets, GLA

Broadgate, London

British Land

King’s Cross, London


Park Hill, Sheffield

Urban Splash and Places for People

Park Hill, Sheffield

Urban Splash and Places for People

Winner: Contribution to place

Contribution to place

Waltham Forest walking and cycling, London

London Borough of Waltham Forest


Waltham Forest is a diverse and vibrant place growing faster than any other London borough. To ensure this sustainable, £27m of 'Mini-Holland' funding and £800,000 from Transport for London (Borough Cycling Programme) is being invested to improve infrastructure and encourage walking and cycling. The 'Enjoy Waltham Forest' programme focuses on a range of place-based development to ensure healthier lifestyles for all residents.

Shortlist: Contribution to place

Merchant Square footbridge, London

European Land & Property Limited

Revealing the Charterhouse, London

The Charterhouse

The Department Store, London

Squire & Partners

Television Centre, London

Mitsui Fudosan; AIMCo; BBC Studioworks

Winner: Completed place

Balham Town Centre, London

Balham Town Centre, London

Wandsworth Borough Council


Balham has undergone much change, as young professionals and families, priced out of Clapham, moved into the area. The town centre and streetscape was in need of improvement. The scheme to overhaul the public realm included transforming Hildreth Street into a vibrant market square with a cafe strip and finding a creative solution to the 'ugly wall', a flank wall that is now covered in mock-Victorian green faience tiling as a nod to the Northern line. Footfall in the centre of Balham is now up 30% and vacancy rates have fallen.

Shortlist: Completed place

London Wall Place, London

Brookfield Properties and Oxford Properties

One Tower Bridge, London

Berkeley Homes and London Borough of Southwark

The Italian Gardens, Weston-super-Mare

West of England Local Enterprise Partnership

To find out more about The Pineapples awards 2020, and to submit your application click here.



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