The proposal will transform a neglected and cut-off community centre site into a high-quality and vibrant piece of urban public realm. It will secure the future of local community services for many years to come, alongside affordable and market housing arranged around a new public courtyard that encourages social cohesion through both design and use. This truly innovative project demonstrates the highest standard of architectural engagement and urban design. It pushes the boundaries of local authority development, within a strict financial envelope, constrained site and politically charged environment. The project is an exemplar of sustainable, mixed-use and high-density community living.