Barber gets west London win


Architect Peter Barber has won a design contest for a mix of commercial property and residential housing in Shepherds Bush.

The Goldhawk Village scheme will feature a mix of retail units and terraced houses spread across three mews and two public squares.

Mr Barber’s previous successes included the award-winning Donnybrook Quarter housing scheme in Tower Hamlets.

The judges of Building Designs’ Architect of the Year 2007 award said his work was “inventive with plan and section, creating places that feel more generous than normal rules allow”.

In his Shepherds Bush plans he was able to achieve a density of 240 dwelling per hectare, by utilising the layout found in traditional back-to-back terraced builds.

Earlier accolades have included the 2006 and 2007 RIBA Regional Awards and the 2004 Housing Design Award.ADNFCR-1329-ID-18961328-ADNFCR