Maiden Lane wins Civic Trust Award

By PRP – 5 March 2019

PRP's regeneration of the Maiden Lane Estate in Camden has won a Civic Trust Award.

The award was presented by George Clarke (TV presenter and architect) at the Imperial War Museum of the North on Friday.

The judges said: "The regeneration has strengthened the original vision of the estate, uplifting the quality and use of many of the external spaces and providing additional amenity space. The quality of architectural and urban response was positive and an excellent example of local authority managed estate regeneration."

The regeneration of Maiden Lane complements and completes the original 1970s masterplan of Benson & Forsyth, and provides a high level of affordable housing together with improved public space, new retail and community facilities, and the revitalisation of existing buildings on the estate.

The project was enabled by the London Borough of Camden's Community Investment Programme, which is an early example of how local councils can deliver affordable housing through cross-subsidy from private sale and the long-term leasing of commercial spaces.

Image is of PRP Associate Director Rob Squibb & Kate Cornwall-Jones, Head of Development, London Borough of Camden. (Credit goes to: Civic Trust Awards & Wayne Myers Photography).