Awards < The Development
Portobello Square has been recognised for its superior design gaining a prestigious Housing Design Award for PRP architects.
In July 2011, PRP Architects was commended for its work on Portobello Square, which included creating the masterplan for the overall development as well as the detailed design of Phase 1.
Judges at the Awards particularly praised the high quality detailing and materials, which have been applied throughout, which capture the quality and vibrancy of the local vernacular.
The final design solution is the culmination of years of investment by the Catalyst team, the Local Authority, residents and the local community working together with PRP, and it is fantastic that the detailed design of Portobello Square has been recognised with a Housing Design Award. We placed great emphasis on design quality and ensuring the scale and appearance of the scheme relates to the adjacent historic conservation area.
Julia Moulder, Group Development Director for Catalyst Housing Group
PRP was seeking to re-establish the historic Victorian street grain of North Kensington, to re-stitch the new streets back into the existing local fabric and make reference to the adjoining Oxford Gardens conservation area. A local palette of materials has been used and a ‘crafted’ approach taken to the proportions and detail of the street facades. Portobello Square is a modern interpretation of the rich Victorian context in which it sits.
Jeff Brooks, PRP’s Design Director