This is the longest running awards scheme in the Country, set up by the Government in 1948. Awards are made to developments at two stages; Project, where the scheme has detailed planning permission but is not yet Completed (on site and even partly occupied is eligible); and for Completed schemes. Generally, a scheme that is built out as a series of distinct buildings or phases of homes can apply for a Completed Award.

Special awards will be given to projects which show examples of sustainable higher density development in London, the best design of new homes for private rent, and, housing our ageing population – this award is promoted by the MHCLG. There will also be the Richard Feilden Award and The Good Neighbour Award.

Click here for further details on the awards criteria, and to submit an entry. The closing date for entries is Monday 4th March 2019.

Judging is carried out by a panel consisting of representatives from each Awards sponsor, including Andy von Bradsky, Housing Delivery Advisor, MHCLG, and Design South East’s Panel Chair; Jane Briginshaw.  Click here to see the full list of 2019 Judges.

The 2019 Awards will be announced at a ceremony provisionally planned for the afternoon and evening in London on Thursday 11th July. Winners will be drawn from a shortlist published in April. An online gallery will promote shortlisted schemes both in London and the rest of England in an exhibition which stays online indefinitely in the Housing Design Awards archive.


Image: HDA 2018 project winner: Highgate Newtown Community Centre. 
Architect: RCKa
Developer: London Borough of Camden