Published on 11th July 2014

St Pauls house

Hot on the heels of its national award win, a project carried out by Nash Partnership has scooped a further award from the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) – this time, from its South West region.

The St Paul’s scheme in Cheltenham, which was a consultation-led masterplan for Cheltenham Borough Homes, has been named the ‘overall winner’ from a total of eight projects submitted for this year’s  RTPI South West regional awards. The project involved forming a partnership between Cheltenham Borough Homes, Cheltenham Borough Council, local residents, police, other stakeholders and Nash Partnership to renovate the existing housing stock and provide 48 exemplar new homes and community facilities to regenerate the area.

A second project submitted by Nash Partnership, the delivery of a new campus on the outskirts of Trowbridge for Hitachi Capital Commercial Vehicle Solutions, has also been ‘highly commended’ in the RTPI SW Awards for Planning Excellence.

In June, the RTPI announced St Pauls as the winner in its ‘Exemplary Planning to Deliver Housing’ category at its National Awards for Planning Excellence event in London. Representatives of all the SW entries will travel to Cheltenham on Wednesday 23 July for the regional awards ceremony at the Pitville Pump Rooms.

Nash Partnership’s Urban Design Director Amanda Taylor, who designed the scheme, commented: “We are delighted that the St Pauls project has received this award in recognition of its regional importance. Key to the project’s success was the involvement of the local community, so this regional win is a just reward for everyone who played a part in bringing about the effective regeneration of this area.”

Mike Redman, Director of Environmental and Regulatory Services at Cheltenham Borough Council, commented: "We are obviously delighted to have won yet another award for the St Paul’s regeneration project. The scheme deserves recognition for its ground-breaking achievements and these awards recognise the huge contribution of our planning team, the St Paul’s community and our delivery partners, with Cheltenham Borough Homes and Nash Partnership worthy of special mention, who have all worked so effectively together to deliver this outstanding scheme. The benefits to the St Paul’s community will be felt for generations to come.”

Paul Stephenson, Chief Executive at Cheltenham Borough Homes, said: “After recently winning the national RTPI Planning Excellence award, to go on to win a regional award and receive recognition that the St Paul’s regeneration is the best in the South West is fantastic news for all those involved who created this successful development.  Many years were spent planning with the local community and partners to create this regeneration which has had a big impact for residents. It was their vital input that shaped the final designs and created a community where people are proud to live in now and in the future.”

The RTPI Awards for Excellence are held annually to highlight exceptional examples of planning and celebrate the contribution that planners and planning make to society, inspiring others to achieve the same high standards. Projects on the shortlist have been recognised for their national contribution to planning and demonstrate how significant schemes can be delivered speedily through the planning and other consents systems.


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Notes to editors

Nash Partnership is a multi-disciplinary practice specialising in offering architectural, planning and regeneration advice to clients with challenging sites.

Established in 1988, the practice celebrated its 25th anniversary during 2013 and still has a real commitment to delivering sustainable, successful and rewarding projects.  Nash Partnership employs over 30 staff who deliver architecture, conservation, planning, masterplanning, urban design, landscape architecture and special project expertise from offices in Bath and Bristol.  Nash Partnership works with private and public sector clients throughout the UK and internationally in China.

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