Better Queensway shortlisted for the Pineapples

Better Queensway shortlisted for the Pineapples

Better Queensway shortlisted for the Pineapples

We are delighted that Better Queensway, our masterplan regeneration project designed in collaboration with LDA Design on behalf of Porters Place Southend-on-Sea LLP – a joint venture between Southend-on-Sea Borough Council and Swan Housing Association, has been nominated for a Pineapples award in the Future Place category.

The Pineapples are dedicated to championing great places. They were launched in 2019 by The Developer magazine in collaboration with the Design Council and are unique in their focus on celebrating places where people want to live, work, play, shop or learn.

The Future Place category which seeks to recognise a masterplan, planning application, action plan or design proposal for a place, whether in development or theoretical. Places in this category will be judged on their ability to foster community, welcome visitors and attract tenants, contribute to urban life, and encourage people to dwell, live, work, connect, learn or play.

The masterplan for Better Queensway includes up to 1760 new homes and up to 10,000m2 of commercial space with employment space for start-up businesses and the creative industries. Helping to meet the needs of affordable housing in Southend-on-Sea, Better Queensway will deliver at least 512 genuinely affordable homes, comprising 300 homes for social rent and 212 shared ownership homes, each home has its own outdoor space in the form of a balcony, terrace or garden.

Play area at Better Queensway, LDA Design
[1] Play area at Better Queensway, LDA Design

The full project team includes: dRMM and LDA Design with Civic Engineers; Barton Willmore, BPM, Mott Macdonald, GIA; Gardiner and Theobald; Spectrum; RWDI; RBPM; GL Hearn; CSA Environmental.

Other projects shortlisted in the Future place category include: 

Stretford Masterplan – Bruntwood Works and Trafford Council JV

Station Hill, Reading – Lincoln MGT with CallisonRTKL

Love Wolverton, Wolverton – TOWN

High Path Estate, Merton – Clarion Housing Group with PRP Architects

Granton Waterfront, Edinburgh – City of Edinburgh Council with Collective Architecture

Blackwall Yard, Poplar – Hadley Property Group