Build Architecture Awards 2016

Build 2016 Architecture Awards 96 Company: The Prince’s Foundation for Building Community Email: [email protected] Web Address: Address: 19-22 Charlotte Road, London, EC2A 3SG Telephone: 020 7613 8500 he Prince’s Foundation support people by giving them the skills they need to create sustainable places; by delivering the design visions, frameworks and professional teams to build them and by using our practical experience and research to challenge and change current development practice. We have a very strong record within the UK and globally; where our work ranges from sustainable urban extensions, urban regeneration and brownfield remediation to creating knowledge economies, estate villages and demonstration housing. Our international work has taken us around the world, from Australia to Gabon and Kenya to the Galapagos. Primarily a not-for-profit, the Foundation does have a consultancy arm: Community Capital Ltd. Community Capital believe it is essential to offer a broad and comprehensive set of services that will deliver valuable, sustain- able development from concept to delivery. We are expert in envisioning or reframing projects, then providing support from community consultation and design, to quality assurance and governance of the implementation. Our success is evidenced by dozens of satisfied clients, including local and regional authorities, national governments, large estates, listed companies, non-governmental organisations and builders. One of our flagship projects which has undoubtedly contributed to us winning this prestigious award has been the creation of Swansea Universi- ty’s new Bay Campus. This was a crucial milestone along the journey of an overall regeneration of the region. Our involvement with this region started with the visioning of Coed Darcy: in 1999, The Prince’s Foundation for Building Community partnered with British Petroleum, what was then the Welsh Development Agency and Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council to create a sustainable village develop- ment on the BP owned Llandarcy oil refinery. The site was used to create a mixed use urban village including 4500 homes for some 12000 people. We later expanded the vision to include the development of a new campus for Swansea University, and Baglan Technology and Innovation Park: around 3000 acres in total. We were instrumental in the original strategic planning for Swansea Bay Campus, organizing stakeholder workshops along our Enquiry By Design format and guiding the overall vision. We worked closely with the appointed architects and further masterplanners to ensure the final buildings and layout reflect the original aims and vision. Fundamentally the Prince’s Foundation works to create community, and en- gender places where people want to spend time. With this ethos at our heart we wanted to shape a campus which would have a sense of community. We echoed the principal concepts of a town – mixed use spaces for everyone, services such as high streets, public realm place making that encouraged people to come together. We wanted to ensure this campus provided the space for sparks of creativity and genius to occur. For us, it was vital to not only reflect the local character and surroundings but to actively enhance it. The campus is a permeable space, one that the local community can use. Some of the greatest challenges arose from the scale of what we wanted to create – an entire 23-acre campus – planned in its entirety from the start as opposed to create in a piecemeal fashion, and bringing key stakeholders on board with this. The impact of the project reflects the scale of the ambition: it is now one of the top 5 knowledge economy projects in the EU; in a 10-year period the development programme is likely to create over 10,000 indirect and direct jobs, and likely to create over £3b economic impact. The Prince’s Foundation Most Renowned Brownfield Remediation Expert 2016 - UK The Prince’s Foundation for Building Community has been transforming lives by building resilient, beautiful places and supporting others to do the same for over 25 years. We invited Chief Executive David Toman to talk us through the firm and its service offering. T AR160090