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BDP architects commended for Forgotten Spaces

Two of BDP’s architects have won a commendation for their entry in the RIBA’s Forgotten Spaces competition. The competition, which seeks out redundant spaces across Greater London and invites innovative design proposals for their re-use and regeneration, attracted 147 entries this year.

Patrick Judd and Ash Bonham’s entry was for the Greenwich Gas Holder on Boord Street. They said: “The Gasworks gives new purpose to a redundant but historically significant structure, providing a social and cultural heart to future communities with the provision of new parklands, a public square and venue space.”

Landscape architect Bethany Gale’s entry ‘Reclaiming the Canalside’ has also been selected as one of the 26 entries shortlisted. Bethany’s entry celebrates the canal’s industrial past and transforms a former canalside gasworks in Hackney into an urban park.

The competition featured on the BBC’s Inside Out on 7 October, and the shortlisted entries are on display at Somerset House in London from 4 October to 10 November.