The successful regeneration of Barking Town Centre is winning more accolades, with news of two projects in the area being short-listed for prestigious awards.
At the same time, two landmark recent additions to Barking Central - the Lemonade Building and the Barking Bath House are both set to feature in a major new exhibition at the Aram Gallery in Covent Garden to commemorate the Bauhaus Movement of architecture.
The designs for William Street Quarter (Phase 2) have been short-listed for the Housing Design Awards 2012. Developed by Barking and Dagenham Council and Laing O’Rourke, the site has been featured as a leading example of a good quality, well designed housing scheme. Designed by two firms of architects - Maccreanor Lavington and Allford Hall Monaghan Morris - the scheme will find out later in the summer whether it has been successful.
Meanwhile, the Anne Mews scheme - also known as William Street Quarter (Phase 1) has been short-listed in the London Regional category by the Royal Institute of British Architects, probably the most important and prominent judges of design and architecture anywhere in the UK.