Peterborough Investment Partnership (PIP) won an award for its Fletton Quays development at last night’s national Planning Awards.
Organised by the publishers of Planning magazine, the awards recognise outstanding professional planning work. They reward excellence in planning-related activities such as placemaking, urban design, economic development, housing, regeneration, legal advice and partnership working.
PIP’s Fletton Quays site won the Award for Partnership Working. It was also shortlisted for the Award for Mixed Use Development and Award for Best Use of Brownfield Land in Placemaking.
Councillor John Holdich, Chair of Peterborough Investment Partnership, said: “Fletton Quays is a flagship development for Peterborough and is the biggest regeneration project the city centre has seen in decades.
“We’re thrilled to have been recognised with this award. It’s excellent that the Peterborough Investment Partnership has gained national recognition for its vision and innovation. Its unique approach has secured the future of an area of Peterborough that has been largely derelict since the 1970s.
“Now, the mixed-use Fletton Quays scheme will benefit the whole of Peterborough, both economically and socially. The partnership in place between all the organisations has always been highly professional, cohesive and responsible. There’s a lot to celebrate!”
PIP is a joint venture formed by Peterborough City Council and the GB Strategic Land Fund, designed to drive the sustained growth and development of communities across the city. Fletton Quays is its first regeneration project.
The completed scheme will include high-quality apartments, a Hilton Garden Inn hotel, office accommodation, leisure and retail facilities, including plans for a whisky and gin distillery in the restored Grade II Listed Engine Sheds.
The winners were announced during a ceremony at Savoy Place, London on Wednesday, 6 June.