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Public invited to vote for the Waltham Forest Design Awards

Nominations close at 10am on 15th January

The council has opened nominations for its 2024 Waltham Forest Design Awards, which celebrates high quality design in the borough’s built environment.

The awards, which have run since 1990, recognise the human, social, environmental, and financial value of any given development in the borough. These include housing, mixed-use, heritage, civic, industrial, green spaces, and retrofit developments.

Previous winners of the award include Levitt Bernstein Architects for their design of 59 homes, a shared communal garden, and health centre on Sutherland Road in Walthamstow. The project was complimented on taking “aesthetic cues” from the semi-derelict industrial buildings that previously occupied the site it was built on.


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Another winner includes ‘The Forest Garden’ at the junction of Drayton, Southwest and Bulwer Roads in Leytonstone. Previously a traffic island, the pocket park was completed in October 2020, and provides habitats for bees, bugs and butterflies.

The council notes on its website: “The 2024 Design Awards will be bigger and better than ever as part of a Summer celebration of design. The Awards will showcase exemplar architecture and landscape design projects across the Borough selected by a diverse expert panel of judges with a connection to Waltham Forest.”

There is no limit on the number of nominations people can make.

To submit a design project for nomination please go to this website. Submissions close at 10am on 15th January


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