Shortlist for Clarion Housing Groups revamped William Sutton Prize announced
Clarion Housing Group announces the shortlist for the fourth year of The William Sutton Prize.
- Fourth year of The William Sutton Prize centred around this years’ theme of ‘A Home For All’
- Shortlists include projects that focus on zero carbon housing, intergenerational living and homelessness
- The winning concept for The William Sutton Prize for Sustainability and Placemaking will be trialled on one of Clarion’s upcoming development site.
Clarion Housing Group has revealed the shortlist for the fourth year of The William Sutton Prize.
Six projects* are shortlisted for The William Sutton Prize for Sustainability and Placemaking focusing on themes such as community-led development, zero carbon homebuilding and tackling public electric vehicle (EV) inequality.
The shortlist includes projects by Mole Architects, an award-winning architectural practice based in Cambridge, Greenspace Architects, an eco-architectural practice with extensive experience of producing high quality, low energy and bespoke architecture underpinned by sustainable design principles, and the London Development Trust, a social enterprise delivering community services that allow the community to lead and determine its own future.
A further six projects** will compete for The William Sutton Prize for Social Innovation that will recognise innovative concepts, products or services meeting this year’s theme of ‘A Home for All’. The shortlist features projects focusing on themes such as intergenerational living, homelessness and supported housing.
The shortlist includes projects by Hill Patru Architects (formerly Adrian Hill Architects), a London-based award-winning practice working in the residential and community sectors, Depaul UK, a youth homelessness charity, and Pride of Place Living, a housing project that aims to construct 70 high quality, fully accessible, flexible and affordable homes in central Leeds for LGBTQ+ people.
Expert support and guidance
There is up to £20,000 on offer for the winners to help turn their bright ideas into reality, with the funding provided by Clarion Futures, the charitable foundation of Clarion Housing Group.
The winning concept for The William Sutton Prize for Sustainability and Placemaking will also be trialled on one of Clarion’s major upcoming development sites, with the winning team also benefiting from expert support and guidance.
The William Sutton Prize was developed by Clarion Housing Group, the UK’s largest provider of affordable housing, to celebrate the legacy of its founder, William Sutton, as a 19th century innovator and philanthropist who bequeathed his fortune to improve the quality of social housing.
“In the fourth year of The William Sutton Prize, we narrowed our focus in the hope of identifying concepts that could tackle some of the key issues affecting society today”
Clare Miller, Chief Executive of Clarion Housing Group
A national event
The winning entries for both categories will be determined by panels led by Clare Miller, Chief Executive of Clarion Housing Group.
The William Sutton Prize for Sustainability and Placemaking judging panel includes Jas Bhalla, Founder of William Sutton Prize-winning Jas Bhalla Architects, Alastair Mant, Director of Business Transformation at the UK Green Building Council, Matthew Morgan, Director of the Quality of Life Foundation, Usha Sundaram, University of East Anglia (UEA) Governing Council Member and Clarion Futures Board Member and Richard Cook, Group Development Director of Clarion.
The judging panel for The William Sutton Prize for Social Innovation includes Rebecca Sycamore, Executive Director of Strategy and Development of St Mungo’s (Clarion’s charity partner), and Jeremy Porteus, Chief Executive of Housing LIN. Also part of the panel is Sebastian Rocca, Founder and CEO of Micro Rainbow which won The William Sutton Prize for Social Innovation in its inaugural year and has gone on to be named one of the top 100 UK social enterprises in NatWest's SE100 Index.
Clare Miller, Chief Executive of Clarion Housing Group, said:
“In the fourth year of The William Sutton Prize, we narrowed our focus in the hope of identifying concepts that could tackle some of the key issues affecting society today. I look forward to seeing how these creative projects will make a real difference in their communities, and it’s a real honour to be able to support them through the Prize.”
The winners in both categories will be announced at an event on 9 March.