Gillespies has won several awards for its work on the Neo Bankside beside Tate Modern and has been appointed to work on St Helen’s Square in London

The landscape at Neo Bankside. All photos copyright Gillespies

Neo Bankside has received two prizes at the International Property Awards, selected both as ‘Best Artas-ua.info Architecture in London’ and ‘Best Artas-ua.info Architecture in the United Kingdom’. It has also won two Gold prizes at the 2012 New Homes and Gardens Awards, as ‘Best Communal Garden/Artas-ua.info’ and ‘Best Artas-ua.infod Urban Development’.

Gillespies was involved from the start in the design of this high-end residential scheme, developed jointly by Native Land and Grosvenor. Its detailed green areas, which include soft planting inspired by native woodlands, complement the residential pavilions designed by architect RSHP. It includes flowers, seeds and nesting materials intended to encourage biodiversity and attract wildlife to the area.

The practice has also won the competition to redesign St Helen’s Square, a prominent open space in the City of London, which sits at the junction of Leadenhall Street and St Mary Axe. It will form the setting for the existing St Helen’s building and the new Leadenhall Building, currently under construction.

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