Civic Trust Awards 2023

We’re delighted to announce three of our projects have been shortlisted in the regional and universal design categories of the Civic Trust Awards: The Compton & Edrich Stands at Lords Cricket Grounds, The RHS Hilltop and City Law School.

The Compton and Edrich Stands at Lord's Cricket Ground provide vastly improved seating and hospitality areas, new concourses and circulation areas, public realm and landscaping. The capacity of both stands has increased from 9,000 to 11,600 seats, with much of the original seating retained and reused on sustainability grounds.

The ground-breaking new RHS Hilltop centre for horticultural science and learning showcases the RHS’s previously unseen scientific work and provides specialist facilities for ongoing research, helping to inspire the next generation of horticulturists and create a greener future for the UK.

The City Law School in Clerkenwell is a skillful combination of new build and refurbishment forming a variety of study and learning spaces for this established provider of legal education and includes a moot court, library, study areas and academic offices. The form of the building mediates between the scale of the surrounding Georgian residential streets and the taller and more varied urban grain of Goswell Road.

The Civic Trust Awards is not just about rewarding architecture or design excellence. They strongly believe that successful projects should also exhibit strong sustainability credentials, a high level of accessible and universal design, while also demonstrating how the project has provided a positive civic contribution.

The full shortlist for the Civic Trust Awards 2023 can be viewed here.