fabrik have won the main landscape award at the Sunday Times British Homes Awards 2016
01 November 2016
Fulham Riverside has won the Landscape Development Award at the annual The Sunday Times British Homes Awards 2016.
fabrik are delighted to have worked with Barratt London to deliver this high quality riverside scheme. The 3.2 hectare mixed use development, split into two phases, provides housing and retail facilities within a contemporary, formal landscape setting. A grand central avenue flanked with mature lime trees connects the development and surrounding neighbourhoods to the River Thames. The avenue culminates at a new riverside walk with a public plaza, restaurants, cafes and gym. Conversion of a derelict jetty on the river provides an ecological garden, with a wildflower grassland wrapping up over the educational and environmental centre to form a sedum planted roof.
The beautiful podium gardens at the centre of the development, provide residents with a tranquil retreat. A series of interlinked contemporary formal gardens divide the multi-level space, stepping down towards the Thames. Rills channel water through the gardens before cascading over the 3m high water wall to the floor below and out towards the river. The mature tree planting, natural paving materials and bespoke furniture design create individual character areas within the overall composition.
The British Homes Awards celebrate excellence in new homes through the recognition of the vision and creativity of the UK’s leading designers and house builders. The Landscape Development category judges the project on the scale, quality and innovative nature of the landscape, planting and structures and how it contributes to the sustainable development and the provision of communal facilities.
David Thomas, Chief Executive at Barratt Developments PLC commented:
“We are clearly delighted to have been recognised by the Sunday Times at the British Homes Awards. Building strong communities is a key goal for us so we are extremely proud to have won the award for best landscape development for Fulham Riverside and to be named overall Homebuilder of the Year.”
As work continues on the second phase of construction, fabrik look forward to the future on this exciting development.
fabrik’s award can be viewed here:
Images courtesy of Barratt London