In late 2019, Birmingham Civic Society announced that nominations were open for our inaugural William Haywood Award. The Awards’ sub-committee, part of the Planning Committee, met on several occasions to review nominations and it’s no exaggeration to say that the fantastic longlist meant shortlisting was no easy task!
From back-to-back housing and historic estates, to canal-side developments, all nominations demonstrate various aspects of innovation and regeneration that make our city special today.
- Brindleyplace – for the revolutionary redevelopment of brownfield site incorporating canal-side development.
- Calthorpe Estate Masterplan – for John Madin’s work integrating modern dwellings and commercial uses into the historic estate.
- Bennie Gray – for the Custard Factory, Big Peg and other developments which revitalised the areas in which they stand.
- Peter White – Chief Architect of Severn Trent who first recognised the value in canal-side development, particularly in Birmingham.
- Back to Backs – for recognition of working-class history and creation of a city centre heritage.
Who should win – vote now!
Nominations are open for the People’s Award 31st October – vote now for who you think should win the award!