New council homes nominated for top architecture award

Sutton Ludlow House

Published Wednesday, 21st July 2021

New Sutton Council homes in Wallington have been nominated for a top architectural award.

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has shortlisted the Ludlow Lodge development for its London Award. The 57 flats at Alcester Road were completed in August 2019 as part of the Council’s first new house-building programme in 30 years. 

The first phase of the Council’s new-build programme consisted of 93 high-quality properties across three sites. All of the homes are now occupied and have enhanced the local environment. A further 28 homes are currently under construction around the borough.

Results from recent satisfaction surveys of tenants in the new homes have highlighted how:

  • 90% of respondents are satisfied or very satisfied with the quality of where they live

  • 88% of tenants there feel they have a better quality of life than in their previous home.

The nomination is the fourth award the Council’s new homes have been put forward for.

Cllr Jayne McCoy, Chair of the Housing, Economy & Business Committee, said:

“That is fantastic news. I am hugely proud that the Council has achieved this very high standard for our council tenants and that this has been recognised - once again - externally.

”This is Sutton’s first new council housing in over thirty years and we are building some of the highest-quality homes in the country. This is how we will ensure that the housing needs of all households in the community are met, now and in the future in the borough.” 

The Royal Institute of British Architects said:

"Out of 173 projects, 77 were shortlisted for consideration of a RIBA London Award. The buildings shortlisted are of a diverse typology and demonstrate once again the breadth of the capital’s architectural output at the very highest level that the RIBA programme requires. The juries took enormous pleasure in selecting a most exemplary set of schemes."