A collection of 600 new homes and a state-or-the-art primary school, The Quarry is a highly desirable environment for first time buyers, thanks to its unique architectural design. Set within stunning retained ecological areas and newly provided open space, the development, a joint venture between L&Q and The Anderson Group, will breathe new life into the site of a former quarry in Erith, Bexley, which has lain neglected for the past 30 years. Multi-award winning architects, Studio Egret West, have created an innovative design concept driven by the site’s topography, with its network of streets arranged to hug the contours of the landscape and gently climb the hill in a series of terraced platforms. The streets and homes have been designed to integrate with the landscape, creating a distinct yet harmonised architectural appearance, taking aesthetic influence from the history of the site.
This award is for the design of a building that exceeds normal architectural standards and makes a substantial contribution to the local environment.