New Windows on Willesden Green, in Brent, was announced as the winner of the 2012 Regeneration & Renewal award for boosting high street vitality. Voted by industry experts, New Windows on Willesden Green was up against tough competition. In the category were:
- High Street Recovery Programme, submitted by Birmingham City Council
- Improving Local Retail Environments, London, submitted by Facility Architects & Consultants
- Leyton High-Street-Life, submitted by Waltham Forest Council
- Love Kettering Markets, submitted by Kettering Borough Council
- New Windows on Willesden Green, submitted by the London Borough of Brent
- Regeneration of Bridge Street, Worksop, submitted by Bassetlaw District Council
This award was given to a project that has "successfully revived a local high street, or sustained its vitality against the odds", with "objective evidence that entries have improved or helped to improve the physical or environmental quality of a place or the economic or social well-being of a community".
New Windows in Willesden Green was the GLA's Outer London Fund project delivered in partnership by Brent Council, The Architecture Foundation, Meanwhile Space, Blue Consulting and 00:/. The legacy of the project is still very much in place with Queens Parade, The Library Lab and now Electric House offering exciting opportunities to local people and businesses in the Willesden Green area of Brent.
The Library Lab is so proud to be part of the winning team, congratulations and a big thank you to everyone who was involved!