At the end of June last year, Bolt and Heeks completed the refurbishment works at Central Parade in Walthamstow, giving a new lease of life to a rundown, disused parade of shops. This new space has created a community area with a Bakery and Café and incubator units to provide office space for local startup businesses.

We are pleased to announce that due to its success the project has won an award for the ‘Most Creative Building Re-use’ category of the Waltham Forest Design Awards 2017

The Waltham Forest Design Awards recognise, reward and celebrate quality architecture and urban design within the borough.

Anyone was able to nominate or enter a scheme in this year’s Award for new developments completed since January 2014. Developments could be any size, located anywhere in the borough, and can include new buildings, conversions, restorations and residential extensions.

Over 20 schemes were entered for this year’s awards, and winners were be picked by a judging panel that included representatives from the Royal Institute of British Architects, the Royal Town Planning Institute and the Waltham Forest Guardian.

Joe MacMahon, who co-designed Central Parade, said: “I’m delighted about the award. Central Parade has proved to be a big success and is working really well for everyone.”
Fellow architect Fiona Scott added: “The intention was to create a really active hub and we always meet people who say it is that.”

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