Turing Locke, Hotel Eddington

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Best new landscape award 2024 Turing Locke

Best New Landscape: Winner: Turing Locke, Hotel Eddington

In this category there was one winning scheme and one commendation.


Client: SACO Property Group

Landscape Architect: Robert Myers Associates

Architect: dRMM

Project Manager: Gardiner & Theobald

Planning Consultant: AECOM

Building Control, Fire Engineer & CDM: Bureau Veritas

Services: Applied Energy

Structural Engineer: Manhire Associates

Transport Consultant: Peter Brett Associates,

Cost Consultant: Gardiner & Theobald

Contractor: Gilbert Ash

Image credit: Sarah Blee


Judges comments

“This is an ambitious and innovative project for a new hotel complex at Eddington, which has placed a garden and generous planting scheme at the heart of the hotel’s operation. Moreover the whole area is welcoming and open to the public, providing an important new area of attractive public space for Eddington.  We believe it’s the first time a hotel has taken this approach, particularly for outdoor spaces, and we enjoyed the oasis-like result. The scheme creates attractive, accessible public spaces of different characters where parents meet children from school, and outdoor yoga classes and community events are held, while providing a beautiful green thoroughfare and courtyard, unusual in Eddington’s still-maturing public spaces. The ‘woodland’ area is beginning to mature and the planting in the undercroft (including large tree ferns) has settled successfully.  We particularly liked the ‘green screens’ between the apartment rooms on the first floor and would like it even more if greenery could climb still higher.  The water irrigation systems are part of the overall water management/SUDS scheme for Eddington and there are solar panels on the roof and EV chargers in the car park basement.  Accessibility is designed into the hotel’s core operation and appears to work well.  We particularly commend the high quality implementation and maintenance which will keep this scheme looking and feeling beautiful.”