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26 July 2019

Eddington shortlisted for Neave Brown Award for Housing

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has identified Eddington’s Lot 1 buildings as some of the country’s best affordable housing.

The buildings, which are made up of a variety of key worker housing, as well as shops, a health centre, offices and energy centre, are on the shortlist for the very first Neave Brown Award for Housing, named in honour of the late architect Neave Brown.

Designed by Wilkinson Eyre with Mole Architects the buildings at Eddington will be competing against schemes from London and Norwich.

Judges described the buildings at Eddington as “an exemplar of integrated urban design”.

Heather Topel, Project Director of the North West Cambridge Development, said: “One of the strategic objectives of the development is to provide high quality key worker housing, so to be shortlisted for the prestigious prize is a great honour.”

The winner of the Neave Brown Award for Housing will be announced at the RIBA Stirling Prize ceremony on Tuesday 8 October 2019.

To be considered for the 2019 Neave Brown Award for Housing, projects needed to be a winner of a 2019 RIBA Regional Award, be a project of ten or more homes completed and occupied between 1 November 2016 and 1 February 2019 and one third of the housing needed to be affordable and should demonstrate evidence of meeting the challenge of housing affordability.

Neave Brown was a socially-motivated, modernist architect, best known for designing a series of celebrated London housing estates. In 2018, he was awarded the UK’s highest honour for architecture, the Royal Gold Medal for Architecture, which is approved personally by Her Majesty The Queen.

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