Further RIBA Award for McGrath Road Development

Following its recent RIBA London Regional Award, McGrath Road designed by Peter Barber Architects has now won the Neave Brown Award for Housing 2021.

Announced by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) this week, the award, named after social housing pioneer, Neave Brown (1929 – 2018), recognises the UK’s best affordable housing and this is only the second time it has been awarded.

In the RIBA announcement Chair of the Neave Brown Award for Housing jury David Mikhail said:

“In addition to its sheer inventiveness, this project has made a huge contribution to the wider area; projecting its optimism, whilst managing to feel neighbourly. The architects have moulded a place of character, both within the scheme and the community it serves. It demonstrates how imaginative street-based architecture can be socially progressive and architecturally engaging – a combination that endears Peter Barber Architects’ work to so many people.”

The McGrath Road shared equity scheme was built by Mulalley Construction for the London Borough of Newham. John Rowan and Partners provided cost consultant and employers agent services on the project, which started in 2015 and was completed in 2018.

McGrath Road has already won the 2019 Building Excellence Award in the best social affordable new housing development category and most recently the RIBA London Award 2021.