by Natalie Vincent Tue 10 October 2017, 5:33 pm
Waltham Forest's Central Parade won the New London Architecture Mayor's Prize at an awards ceremony in August.
The building dates back to the 1960s and was refurbished last year by Gort Scott Architects. It now provides up to 50 Walthamstow-based creative businesses with studios, and co-working spaces, as well as an on-site cafe, bakery and an events space.
Councillor Simon Miller, cabinet member for economic growth & high streets at Waltham Forest Council, said: "We are thrilled that the transformation of Central Parade has been recognised in this way. We were up against many worthwhile projects from all over Greater London, Central Parade won as it best reflected the mayor's ambition for good growth".
The building was also recommended in the 'Meanwhile' category, which highlights projects that "embrace the city as a work in progress, while supporting long-term ambitions", as the rest of the building is refurbished.
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