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Boxpark Croydon wins NLA award

Boxpark Croydon has won the Meanwhile category at the New London Awards announced on 5th July at the Guildhall in London. The awards are judged by an international panel and celebrate the best of London’s newly built and proposed projects across all sectors of the built environment.

Boxpark is constructed of 96 stripped and refitted shipping containers with 40 individual food outlets which are arranged around a covered courtyard space made available for year-round events. It has contributed significantly to the regeneration of the area around East Croydon station and was commended for bringing new audiences to visit. NLA chairman Peter Murray commented “It’s a phenomenon and if you go there in the evening it is just rammed with young people.”

The award was accepted by project director Gavin Elliott, together with Roger Wade and Matthew McMillan from Boxpark, and Gavin said “It’s been brilliant to work on this project with Roger and his team, and I’m naturally flattered that the quality of the design has now been recognised by NLA. But the greatest pleasure I take from the project is seeing just how successful it has been, as judged by the number of people who go there and have a great time, its profile on social media, and the difference it has made to the perception of Croydon as a great place to live and work.”

BDP’s interdisciplinary team provided architectural, civil and structural engineering, environmental engineering, landscape, lighting and acoustics services for the project.

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