Awards

Our projects, people and partners are consistently recognised for their achievements.

With the enthusiastic support of our staff and residents, we are proud to win awards that recognise how we create opportunities in east London.

2022

Planning Awards

With EcoWorld London, Levitt Bernstein, Morris + Company, ZCD Architects and LDA Design, we were highly commended for our commitment to stakeholder engagement and truly community-led design, on the Aberfeldy New Masterplan.

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2022

MBE

Nahim Ahmed, Youth and Community Engagement Manager for Spotlight Youth Service, was awarded an MBE for services to young people in Tower Hamlets.

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Tower Hamlets Civic Award

Babu Bhattacherjee, our Director of Community and Neighbourhoods, has been awarded for 15 years of work, dedicated to improving local people’s lives.

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2021

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The Pineapple Awards for Place: Contribution to Place

This was awarded to Poplar Works, a new work and training space for east London’s fashion economy.

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Resident & Employment Training Award: UK Housing Awards

We were awarded the Resident & Employment Training Award at the UK Housing Awards, for supporting local people into jobs and training despite the challenges of the pandemic.

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Housing Design Awards: Richard Feilden Award

This was awarded to Squire & Partners and Charlegrove Properties for our Island Point development, which has provided 173 affordable homes.

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Association of Safety & Compliance Professionals: Rising Star Awards

This was awarded to Clarizza Murray, our Compliance Co-ordinator, for making positive change in building compliance and safety in social housing.

Tower Hamlets Community Champion Awards

This was awarded in recognition of the outstanding contribution made by Poplar HARCA in supporting the local community during the Covid-19 pandemic.

RIBA London Awards: Regional Award

This was awarded to architects Adams & Sutherland for Poplar Works, a new work and training space for fashion, in east London.

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Civic Trust Awards: Highly Commended

This was awarded to architects Adams & Sutherland for Poplar Works.

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2020

New London Architecture Awards: Working Category

This was awarded to architects Adams & Sutherland for Poplar Works, a new work and training space for East London’s fashion economy.

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The Pineapple Awards for Place: Contribution to Place

This was awarded to Poplar Works, a new work and training space for East London’s fashion economy.

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First Time Buyer Readers’ Awards: Highly Commended for Best Urban Regeneration Project

Our Bow Garden Square development received this award, in partnership with Telford Homes.

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British Homes Awards: Best Housing Partnership

This was awarded to the Aberfeldy Village project, with EcoWorld London.

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Housing Heroes Awards: Support & Care Team of the Year (over 7,000 homes)

Our Safeguarding team won this award for their work with residents who need care and support to be able to lead independent lives.

Winmark C-Suite Movie Awards: Best Fun Movie

Our chief executive, Steve Stride, won this award for creating a fun movie about his sponsored haircut. He raised over £1,000 for local charity, Neighbours in Poplar.

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2019

Housebuilder Awards: Best Regeneration Initiative

Our Bow Garden Square development won this award, in partnership with Telford Homes.

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Women in Housing Awards: Young Achiever

Marium Begum won this award for her outstanding achievements as a Collections Officer in our Homeownership team.

Women in Housing Awards: Inclusion Champion

Tanzeem Ahmed won this award for her great work as the Assistant Director of Employment and Training.

Sunday Times British Homes Awards: Homebuilder of the Year

Our Bow Garden Square development won this award, in partnership with Telford Homes.

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Sunday Times British Homes Awards: Regeneration Scheme of the Year

Our Bow Garden Square development won this award, in partnership with Telford Homes.

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Evening Standard New Homes Awards: Best Regeneration Project

Our Bow Garden Square development won this award, in partnership with Telford Homes.

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RESI Awards: Development of the Year

Our Bow Garden Square development won this award, in partnership with Telford Homes.

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UK Housing Awards: Innovative Landlord of the Year

This was awarded to our Open Poplar project which has revolutionised the way Poplar HARCA thinks about and manages space.

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2018

Landscape Institute Awards: Design for a Medium-Scale Development

This was awarded to the Aberfeldy Phases 1 and 2 development project, with Levitt Bernstein.

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HANA Awards: Highly Commended for Best Financial Change/Turnaround Programme

Our Homeownership team achieved this award for their ethos around supporting leaseholders.

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National Housing Awards: Highly Commended for Home Ownership Team of the Year

Our Homeownership team was recognised for their approach to supporting leaseholders with income management.

UK Housing Awards: Outstanding Approach to Income Management

Our Homeownership team won this award for their ethos around supporting leaseholders.

2017

SHIFT Awards: Best Sustainability Scheme

We were recognised for our multi-departmental approach to sustainability, with individuals from across the organisation working together to deliver green schemes for Poplar.

Housing Excellence Awards: Social Landlord of the Year (under 10,000 homes)

This award recognised our fantastic work creating opportunity for Poplar.

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National Housing Federation: Community Impact Awards

Our Employment and Training team won the Investing in People category for their 'Future Moves' project that helps young people move into work and achieve their aspirations.

Housing Design Awards: Special School Mention

Our St. Paul’s Way Trust School Expansion and Burdett estate regeneration won this award for the way the scheme uses housing to generate income and deliver local urban regeneration.

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Alan Cherry: Placemaking Award

Accents Director of Placemaking, Paul Augarde won the One to Watch category.

Eurhonet CSR Awards: Local Social Sustainability

Our 'You’re a Champ' project addressed fuel poverty and carbon emissions in our communities. This award recognised our innovative use of peer to peer education amongst staff and residents, and investment in sustainable technology.

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UK Housing Awards: Outstanding Innovation of the Year

Our Estate Services teams were awarded for their innovative use of our Underground Refuse System (URSs), transforming the look and feel of our estates.