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Lambeth treasures short listed for top architectural awards

Two Lambeth projects have been ‘given the nod’ by a prestigious national award scheme that recognises the best in planning, architecture and design. The Trinity Hospice and Clapham Manor primary school have been short listed in the 2010 Civic Trust Awards. They will receive either an award or commendation at a ceremony on Friday March 12.

The Civic Awards scheme aims to encourage projects that are culturally, socially or economically beneficial, and make an outstanding contribution to the quality and appearance of the environment.

The two schemes, given planning permission by Lambeth Council are examples of the borough’s commitment to encourage and support well designed projects.

The Trinity Hospice is an example of exceptional architecture and illustrates the successful integration between contemporary and historic buildings. Similarly the Clapham Manor primary school is another example of the intertwining of old and modern buildings for the benefit of the local community.

Councillor Lib Peck, Lambeth Council cabinet member for housing and regeneration said: “Lambeth is home to some architectural treasures and this is the second consecutive year that local projects have been short listed in the Civic Trust Awards. Lambeth Council planning committee and planning officers work hard to ensure that local schemes reach a high architectural and design standard and are beneficial to local communities.

“I look forward to seeing how these two schemes fare at the winners’ ceremony on March 12”.

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