London Square scooped a prestigious prize for London Square Bermondsey at this year’s WhatHouse? Awards, which took place at the Grosvenor House Hotel on London’s Park Lane
Kate McLure, project sales manager for London Square Bermondsey, and the company's group development director, Mark Smith, collected the silver trophy in the Best Apartment Scheme category for the company’s flagship scheme in fashionable SE1, in a ceremony hosted by broadcaster Clare Balding and former world champion and Olympics superstar Sir Chris Hoy, in front of a massive audience from the property industry.
The judges' comments highlighted the pivotal role the development is playing in the wider regeneration of the SE1 area: Designed across a mix of heritage and contemporary buildings, the development cements the best of Bermondsey's past and present. Bermondsey's former Branston Pickle Factory is the centrepiece of the development, offering warehouse-style homes that give architectural nods towards their iconic history.
The striking contemporary buildings offer an impressive mix of homes, from one-bedroom apartments to townhouses. The homes are exceptionally well designed, with nooks that could easily give way to a home office and generous outside spaces, a rarity in properties so close to the heart of London. The transport connections are impressive, with London Bridge a leisurely stroll away and Canary Wharf just two stops on the tube.
However, Bermondsey is far from a forgotten corridor to London's offices. London Square Bermondsey is the showcase scheme in the Old Kent Road Area Action Plan, setting the bar for future regeneration. With premises for small businesses and an exhibition space, London Square Bermondsey has already found its own identity in a buzzing, creative pocket of the capital.
Jo McDonagh, Sales and Marketing Director, London Square, said: "The award is a wonderful tribute to the vision and dedicated of our talented team and the hard work by everyone at London Square, in transforming a once derelict industrial site into an incredible place to live and work."
The handsome award will have pride of place in the cabinet of over 50 glittering awards won by London Square over the past eleven years, including an impressive collection of accolades from the Evening Standard New Homes Awards, Property Week's RESI Awards and multiple wins at the WhatHouse? Awards, including Best Small Housebuilder and a record-breaking five gold awards for restoration of the Grade II listed The Star and Garter building on Richmond Hill and London Square Streatham Hill.