Peterborough Investment Partnership (PIP) has been shortlisted in three award categories for its Fletton Quays development at the national 2018 Planning Awards.

The awards recognise outstanding professional planning work, rewarding excellence in planning-related activities such as placemaking, urban design, economic development, housing, regeneration, legal advice and partnership working.

PIP’s Fletton Quays site has been shortlisted in the placemaking categories, namely the Award for Partnership Working, Award for Mixed Use Development and Award for Best Use of Brownfield Land.

Councillor John Holdich, Chair of the Peterborough Investment Partnership, said: “Construction at Fletton Quays has been underway for more than one year and the transformation of the site at the South Bank is striking. Anticipation is really growing for when the first areas of the site open later this year.

“It is fantastic for the development to be nominated for three Planning Awards as it is recognition of the vision and innovative approach the Peterborough Investment Partnership has taken to Fletton Quays.

“This has involved realising the full potential of this brownfield area of Peterborough which has been largely derelict since the 1970s.

“The partnership in place between all the organisations involved is delivered cohesively, responsively, and in a commercially viable manner. This will ensure that Fletton Quays will be a mixed-use scheme to benefit the whole of Peterborough economically and socially.”

PIP is a joint venture formed by Peterborough City Council and the GB Strategic Land Fund which aims to support the sustained growth and development of local communities across the city. Fletton Quays is its first regeneration project.

The completed scheme will include high-quality apartments, a hotel (plans have been approved for a Hilton Garden Inn), office accommodation, leisure and retail facilities, including plans for a whisky and gin distillery.

The Grade II Listed Engine Sheds on the site are also being restored to their original condition, with an area being used for an arts and culture hub.

The winners will be announced during a ceremony at Savoy Place, London on Wednesday, 6 June.