The Rise: Finalist in Planning Excellence Awards

The Rise in Newcastle’s west end has been selected as a finalist for a prestigious national planning award.

The £265 million development on the banks of the River Tyne at Scotswood is one of just seven entries from which the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) will select its 2015 Excellence in Planning to Deliver Housing Award.

The winner will be announced at a special ceremony to be staged at the Pullman, London St. Pancras on 6th July.

The Rise has already been shortlisted for the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyor’s Renaissance Awards in the North East – in both the Residential and Regeneration categories. The results are to be announced on April 24th.

The development is the product of a public/private joint venture – the New Tyne West Development Company (NTWDC) – comprising Newcastle City Council and developers Barratt Homes and Keepmoat. The architect and town planning consultant is the ID Partnership’s Newcastle practice.

For the RTPI award, The Rise is up against schemes from Bristol, Cambridge, Chelmsford, Glasgow, King’s Lynn and Woolwich.

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.

More details about the development are available on IDPartnership’s page on The Rise.

8 April 2015