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Our St Paul’s regen wins national design award

St Paul's 3Our St Paul’s regeneration has won a national Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Award for Planning Excellence.

The St Paul’s scheme, designed by Bath-based built environment planning and design practice Nash Partnership, won in the ‘Exemplary Planning to Deliver Housing’ category.

The project involved a partnership between Cheltenham Borough Homes, Cheltenham Borough Council, local residents, police, other stakeholders and Nash Partnership to renovate the existing housing stock and provide 48 exemplar new homes and community facilities to regenerate the area.

The project has also been shortlisted for an RTPI SW Award for Planning Excellence, the winner of which will be announced in July.

Our Chief Executive, Paul Stephenson said: “This award is great news for all those involved who created this successful development which has regenerated and improved the St Paul’s community, offering high quality and attractive housing. This regeneration has had a big impact for residents and it was their vital input that shaped the final designs and created a community where people are proud to live in now and in the future.”

Nash Partnership’s Urban Design Director Amanda Taylor, who designed the scheme in St Paul’s, commented: “We are delighted to receive national recognition for this project, which radically reconfigured the street network while resolving many issues in the immediate area. The project’s success was not just about using exemplary planning to deliver great housing, but also about putting local people at the heart of the process to bring about effective regeneration.”

Mike Redman, Director of Environmental and Regulatory Services, commented: “”We are very pleased to have won this award. It recognises the hard work over a number of years of lots of people – local residents, staff from the Council, Cheltenham Borough Homes and Nash Partnership. It is a well-deserved reward for an outstanding partnership approach, which has had a really positive impact on the quality of life of many people. The benefit of this scheme to the St Paul’s community will be felt for generations to come”

The RTPI Awards for Excellence are held annually to highlight exceptional examples of planning and celebrate the contribution that planners and planning make to society, inspiring others to achieve the same high standards. Projects on the shortlist have been recognised for their national contribution to planning and demonstrate how significant schemes can be delivered speedily through the planning and other consents systems.

Notes for editors

Cheltenham Borough Homes:

  • CBH is one of the top rated ALMOs (Arms Length Management Organisations) in the country. ALMOs are not for profit companies that run social housing services for their local council
  • Currently CBH manage and maintain around 5,000 tenant and leasehold properties with high satisfaction and performance levels, when compared nationally with other housing providers
  • CBH put their customers at the heart of what they do; working with them to shape services and ensure the company focuses on local need
  • CBH deliver more than high quality core landlord services: they have an ongoing programme building new homes and regenerating communities; they support people to find work and employment; work to improve financial inclusion and develop stock to make it more energy efficient

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Nash Partnership

Nash Partnership is a multi-disciplinary practice specialising in offering architectural, planning and regeneration advice to clients with challenging sites.

 Established in 1988, the practice celebrated its 25th anniversary during 2013 and still has a real commitment to delivering sustainable, successful and rewarding projects.  Nash Partnership employs over 30 staff who deliver architecture, conservation, planning, masterplanning, urban design, landscape architecture and special project expertise from offices in Bath and Bristol.  Nash Partnership works with private and public sector clients throughout the UK and internationally in China.

 For further information on Nash Partnership, please visit the website at or contact Donna Fooks-Bale, Practice Profile Manager, on 01225 442424 E:

 Twitter: @nashpllp




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