National Urban Design Awards 2023

Announcing the Finalists of the 2023 National Urban Design Awards

Wednesday 15 February 2023

Selected by a panel of 29 expert judges drawn from the built environment sector, using criteria based on latest best practice guidance, statury and common law duties, and environmental targets, the finalists represent some of the leading projects in the UK and Ireland.

The award categories form a cascade

            high level policies and strategies
                  design guidance
                        design codes
                                          completed schemes. 


Meet the judges


Policy, Strategy + Design Guidance


Growing up in Hackney: Child Friendly Places | London Borough of Hackney >

Hostile Vehicle Mitigation | Reardon Smith Landscape >

Masterplanning at Stations | Weston Williamson & Partners >


Design Codes


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Cherry Hinton Design Code | Pollard Thomas Edwards >

Hounslow Design Code | Allies and Morrison >

Somerset West & Taunton Distictwide Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document | Somerset West & Taunton Council >


Frameworks + Masterplans Large


Low Line Commons | PDP London > with Macfarlane & Associates >

Land North of Merley, Poole | Richborough Estates >

Riverside Sunderland | Proctor & Matthews Architects >


Masterplans Small / Midscale


Luton Masterplan | Allies and Morrison >

Heath Park Masterplan | EcoResponsive Environments >

Shrub Hill Spatial Blueprint | AR Urbanism >


Completed Schemes


Phoenix Park | Be First >

Silkstream Park and Montrose Playing Fields | Jon Sheaff & Associates >

The Claypits | LUC >


Student Project


Small Masterplans      

Oxford Brookes - Joseph Plant - Osney Mead - A Place for All       

University of Dundee - Saaransh Kulshrestha - Revitalising a Diminishing Town Centre 


Large Masterplans

University of Manchester - Raghav Ajmera - Trafford Wharfside         

University of Manchester - Liao Wenhan - Healthy Neighbourhood


Concept / Innovation

University of Sheffield - Sneha Khulge, Jialin Zhang, Qiru Zhong  - Cultural Buffet of Wicker and Burngrove

University College London - Elisha Belfon Thompson, Anjali Maniar, Marco Mak - Beddington Fortified

University of Brighton - Rafael Grosso Macpherson - A New Life for Shoreham Cement Works


Judging Panel

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