With a grand total of six award wins in 2022, we have been pleased to see that our focus on raising the profile of Barking Riverside is increasingly being recognised by others.
A strategic plan saw the team focus on marketing, community benefit and placemaking entries this year, with impressive results across the various sectors.
Of particular note were the RICS UK Awards 2022, where The Wilds won both the Regional and National accolades within the Community Benefit category. The dual-purpose facility was praised for providing a tangible example of what can be achieved with innovative thinking and positive relationships with community-led initiatives. The partnership work between BRL, L&Q Construction, waste collection company Envac and social enterprise Participatory City which helped bring the building to life was also praised by judges.
On the marketing front, the Barking Riverside brand concept impressed multiple judging panels for its originality, taking home Gold for Best Visual Identity at the Transform Awards, alongside Highly Commended for Best Brand Architecture Solution. Further to this, Barking Riverside’s first brand awareness campaign won the award for Best Placemaking Campaign at the highly competitive Property Marketing Awards for our unique involvement of real residents.
The full list of 2022 award recognitions are:
• Planning Awards 2022 – Partnership Working
• Property Marketing Awards 2022 – Best Placemaking Campaign
• RICS UK Awards 2022 – Community Benefit, National
• RICS UK Awards 2022 – Community Benefit, Regional
• Transform Awards 2022 – Best brand architecture solution (Highly commended)
• Transform Awards 2022 – Best visual identity from the property, construction and facilities management sector (Gold)
• Pineapple Awards 2022 – shortlisted for the Community Engagement category
Following the launch of the Barking Riverside Overground Station and Barking Riverside Pier, the strategy for 2023 will focus primarily on transport and infrastructure awards, alongside our key partners and stakeholders.