Eccleston Yards named as 2020 Civic Trust Awards Regional Finalist
4 November 2019
Our Eccleston Yards project has been named as a 2020 Civic Trust Awards Regional Finalist.
The project, on behalf of Grosvenor Britain & Ireland, redevelops a previously derelict and under-utilised car park between Victoria and Belgravia to create an energetic co-working hub for visitors and creative talent that champions the reuse of existing buildings in London. Since opening in 2018, the scheme provides workspace, studios and retail units tailored to independent businesses, entrepreneurs and creative talent.
BuckleyGrayYeoman was commissioned to design the redevelopment of Eccleston Yards, the mixed-use creative hub to the south of 27 Eccleston Place, in 2015, winning planning in 2016 and delivering 80,000 sq. ft. of studios, workplace and retail arranged around a courtyard and pedestrian mews in 2018.
The news follows planning approval for the next stage of the scheme: 27 Eccleston Place, which sits to the north of the courtyard and has been phased to follow the first part of the redevelopment. The new scheme will create a new (third) pedestrian route into Eccleston Yards.
The Civic Trust Awards The Civic Trust Awards scheme was established in 1959 to recognise outstanding architecture, planning and design in the built environment. As the longest standing built environment awards scheme in Europe, since 1959, more than 7000 projects have been rewarded and the scheme has continued in its objective to recognise projects that have made a positive contribution to the local communities they serve.
The Civic Trust Awards is one of the only remaining independent built environment awards schemes, not linked to any organisation, institution or publication and operates on a not-for-profit basis. They also provide an opportunity for the general public to participate in nominating and judging schemes from their local area.
The aim of the Civic Trust Awards is to encourage the very best in architecture and environmental design, to improve the built environment for us all through design, sustainability, inclusiveness and accessibility, but also to reward projects that offer a positive cultural, social, economic or environmental benefit to their local communities.