Due to industrial rail strike action, we have moved the date of the ceremony from 21 June to 20 July
The Building London Planning Awards, now in its 18th year, organised by BusinessLDN, in partnership with the Mayor of London, is back after a year’s hiatus. The Awards celebrate and champion outstanding town planning and creative development from across London’s built environment sector.
Winners will be crowned at our summer drinks awards reception on 20 July from 6pm at London’s Living Room, City Hall, E161ZE where shortlisted entrants, local government and built environment leaders will enjoy an evening of high-quality networking and an electric atmosphere.
The categories for 2022 are:
Best New Place to Live
Best New Place to Work
Best Mixed-Use Scheme
Best Heritage or Culture Project
Best Project for Sustainable Planning
Best Community Engagement Outcomes
Best Borough-led projects
Mayor’s Award for Good Growth
Entries were shortlisted by a judging panel from BusinessLDN and our partner organisations; The Greater London Authority, the RTPI, Planning Officer’s Society, and The BAME Planners Network, who brought unique industry perspective and experience to their assessment.
Representing RTPI and Director/Co-Founder, Hybrid Planning and Development
Claire Day is a Fellow of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) and a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Claire has over 20 years’ experience in planning consultancy; she was the first female director at multi-disciplinary firm, Iceni before leaving to co-found her own, award-winning consultancy, Hybrid Planning and Development, in 2017. Claire’s experience encompasses mixed-use, residential, retail, employment, leisure and heritage schemes across the UK. Claire is passionate about sustainable and thoughtful placemaking that helps towns, cities and communities evolve. Equally committed to making planning as inclusive an industry as possible, Claire has been an RICS mentor for over a decade and APC assessor since 2013, supervising the next generation of planners and surveyors.
Chair of the Board, Mike Kiely Planning + Regeneration
Mike is a chartered town planner and MBA qualified manager with over 40 years’ experience in local government, most of that in London and 14 years at service head level and above. He is a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute, formerly president of the Planning Officers Society and now chair of its Board. Mike works closely with government and across the sector to shape planning in England. During his local government career, he successfully delivered major redevelopment and regeneration projects.
Senior Strategic Planner, Greater London Authority
Working at the Greater London Authority, Rohan is involved in shaping London’s growth through the London Plan. He is committed to tackling London’s housing affordability and homelessness crisis, and securing affordable housing through effective planning policy. Prior to the GLA he worked in various transport planning roles at Transport for London and is therefore particularly interested in how we shape places that enable people to travel - and live - more sustainably. He is also a big fan of sitting on the front seat of the Docklands Light Railway.
Founding Member, BAME Planners Network
Ransford is an experienced planning consultant, local authority chief officer and interim manager. He is also a founding member of the BAME Planners Network. Formerly, Head of Planning and Transportation and member of the Corporate Management Team at Watford Council, he now runs Stewart Management & Planning Solutions, a town planning and management consultancy. He has worked with 16 Councils and a National Park in London, the South and the Midlands. He has also worked with 3 Quangos and 2 of The Big Four on nationwide management projects. He is a Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute, the Chartered Management Institute, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He was made an MBE in the 2022 New Year’s Honours List.
POS is the single credible voice for public sector planners, pursuing good quality and effective planning practice. The Society’s aim is to ensure that planning makes a major contribution to achieving sustainable development in ways that are fair and equitable and achieve the social, economic and environmental aspirations of the community.
We operate in three main ways:
As a support network for planners in the public sector
As promoters of best practise in planning
As a think tank and lobbying organisation for excellence in planning practice
Where we can, we will work across the sector to craft proposals that have widespread support from the people who operate the planning system at the coalface: landowners, developers, agents, legal, local authorities and politicians. We will be both radical and practical as we look for solutions to tangible problems that will make a real difference to crucial areas. Our objective is to improve the planning system to enable it to deliver its key aim of sustainable development.