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Policy, publications and awards

Our guidance and policies are referenced as best practice within LLDC’s Local Plan to establish high quality design at the core of our approach to development. These standards ultimately support LLDC’s vision and expectations as to how high quality will be achieved, driving LLDC’s corporate approach to the procurement of design teams and development partners.  

“For our area, high quality design is demonstrated by places that positively contribute to creating a better, healthier, more attractive, inclusive and sustainable piece of city.”

Design Quality Policy, Chapter 3 ‘Design Quality’ 

The LLDC believes in learning from others and in using precedents as a way of setting benchmarks for quality. We commission research to help inform our wider strategies and to develop more detailed briefs. We use precedent visits to learn from and share information with others about their experience of briefing, design team selection, planning, design development, development partner procurement and construction. 

As part of the GLA family we are involved with city-wide design policy discussions and ongoing research in a number of fields including housing design standards, design framework panels, employment spaces, play spaces and healthy city studies. The LLDC is committed to embedding Good Growth principles within exemplar design policy, process, governance and delivery.

Download our Design Quality Policy

Download our Inclusive Design Standards

Download our Park Design Guide 

Download our Biodiversity Action Plan 

Download our Sustainability Policy

Download our Engagement Policy --

Download the Park Management Plan Executive Summary

Download our Natural Capital Account

Download our Green Infrastructure Guide

Download the Chobham Manor Phase 1 POE

Download our Report into Workspace in Hackney Wick and Fish Island

Wider project specific guidance is also available – some of our most recent and popular documents are below. If you cannot see what you’re interested in, please email CommunicationsTeam@londonlegacy.co.uk with details of your request and we will help where we can.

Publications and awards



  • Hackney Wick Station
    • Concrete Society Award 2019
    • World Architecture News Award 2019
    • RIBA National Awards 2019
    • RIBA London Region Awards 2019
    • New London Architecture Awards 2019
    • ICE London Region Awards 2019
    • Civic Trust Awards 2019
  • Chobham Manor
    • New London Architecture Award, Mayor's Prize 2019
    • Whathouse? Awards, Best Partnership Scheme Bronze winner 2019
    • New London Architecture Multigenerational House Commendation, 2018
    • National Housing Association Awards, Best Scheme in Planning 2015
  • Here East
    • RIBA London Region Awards 2019
    • BCO National Awards 2018
    • AJ Retrofit Awards 2018
    • AJ100 Awards Building of the Year 2018
  • Stratford Waterfront Masterplan
    • New London Architecture Public Spaces Award – shortlisted 2019
  • Carpenter’s Land Bridge
    • Chartered Institute of Highways & Transport Awards winner 2020
  • Bobby Moore Academy
    • SPACES Civic Building of the Year: Highly Commended, 2019
    • Building Awards Small Project of the Year – The Pavilion, 2019
  • Hackney Wick Central
    • New London Award, Masterplans and Area Strategies 2016
  • Hub 67
    • Blueprint Awards Best Sustainable Project Winner 2015
    • New London Architecture Awards, Mayor’s Prize Commendation 2015
  • Timber Lodge and Tumbling Bay
    • New London Architecture Award, Public Spaces, Winner 2014
    • Landscape Institute Award, Small Scale Public Space, Winner 2014
    • BALI National Landscape Award, Hard Landscape Construction, Winner 2014
    • BALI National Landscape Award, Sports Grounds and Leisure Facilities, Winner 2014
    • Civic Trust National Award, Winner 2014
    • Selwyn Goldsmith Award for Universal Design 2014
  • The White Building
    • New London Architecture Awards, Commendation 2013
  • Greenway
    • Design Council Designing for Champions Award 2013
    • Building Design Awards 2012
    • Architects Journal Awards Public Realm 2012
    • CEEQUAL, Sustainability in the Public Realm, Whole Project Award 'Excellent' 2011
  • Bow Riverside
    • Waterways Renaissance Award for Innovation 2012
    • Architects Journal Awards Public Realm 2012
    • New London Architecture Award, Public Spaces 2012
    • RIBA London Regional Award 2012
    • London's Best New Cycling Facility 2011
  • Lea River Park
    • New London Architecture Public Spaces Award 2012
    • Masterplanning Architect of the Year Building Design 2012
    • International Urban Landscape Silver Award 2010
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