Winners announced for the Camden Design Awards 2022

Camden Council has announced 13 winners and 10 highly commended projects at the 2022 Camden Design Awards.

The awards celebrate Camden’s best new buildings and spaces, rewarding the diverse and inspiring projects being developed across the borough. Over 50 projects were shortlisted, and the winning projects were announced at an awards event as part of the London Festival of Architecture.

The awards have not taken place in recent years due to the impacts of Coronavirus, as a result there was a fantastic crop of entries, demonstrating the great schemes developed in the borough over the last four years.

To reflect the bumper number of entries, in addition to the main awards category, a new award for smaller and specialist schemes was introduced, which enabled all types and scales of projects to be recognised. Two independent panels were brought together to judge each category.

This year’s winners show the diversity of project and level of architectural ambition in Camden today. These include primary school science labs (Eleanor Palmer Primary School; Torriano Primary School), a homelessness hostel (Holmes Road Studios), homes for older people (Mansion block), a collaboration between artist and architect (‘Great Things Lie Ahead’, Holborn House), a Passivhaus Council housing scheme (Agar Grove estate) and creative re-use (The Standard, London; The Post Building).

Councillor Heather Johnson, Chair of the judging panels said:

“We shortlisted over 50 fantastic projects this year, many of which have won other built environment awards. This shows the impressive calibre of the entries and has given the judging panel a very difficult task to choose the final winners.

“Whilst the projects are diverse in nature, the creativity and quality across all projects is consistently impressive, with so many delivering meaningful social impact.

“The 2022 Camden Design Award winners are an intelligent and refreshing collection of exemplary projects. Our congratulations must go to those responsible for all the entries. With such a wealth of talent working in Camden we can really make a positive difference to our communities.”

Councillor Danny Beales, Cabinet Member for New Homes, Jobs and Community Investment said:

"The winning schemes demonstrate that through good design we can improve social outcomes and deliver many of Camden's ambitions. It’s a fantastic showcase of how we can create mixed and integrated communities and good sense of place through good growth and inclusive environments."

See all the winning, highly commended and shortlisted projects for the Camden Design Awards 2022

Major Projects Award


  • Agar Grove Phase 1 - HawkinsBrown and Mæ Architects
  • Gospel Oak Small Sites - Burd Haward Architects
  • Mansion block, Hampstead - Sergison Bates Architects
  • Kings Cross R7 - Morris+Company
  • Holmes Road Studios - Peter Barber Architects
  • Kingsgate Primary School - Maccreanor Lavington
  • The Standard London - Orms, Shawn Hausman and Archer Humphryes

Highly commended

  • Kiln Place - Peter Barber Architects
  • Regents Park Infill Sites - Mæ Architects 
  • The Post Building - Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
  • No 1 New Oxford Street - Orms
  • Coal Drops Yard - Heatherwick Studio
  • Sports Hall, KX - Bennetts Associates

Small Projects Award


  • Eleanor Palmer Primary School - AY Architects
  • Great Things Lie Ahead, Holborn House - 6a architects
  • Gloucester Gate Playground - LUC
  • 69 Highgate High Street - Birds Portchmouth Russum Architects
  • Wolsey Mews - Burd Haward Architects
  • The New House - Woollacott Gilmartin Architects

Highly commended

  • Granary Square Pavilion - Bell Phillips Architects
  • STEM Lab, Torriano Primary School - Hayhurst and Co Architects
  • Max Fordham House - Max Fordham LLP
  • Greening Regents Park Estate - Groundwork London