The Guildhall Shopping Centre Wins a Pineapple Award!

The Indoor Infant and Toddler garden and Nursing and feeding area has been announced as a winner at the much anticipated Pineapple awards 2022. The winners of the coveted Pineapples awards for place were presented by The Developer founding editor-in-chief Christine Murray on stage at the heart of one of Europe’s biggest regeneration projects, Boxpark Wembley on the 6 July, where professionals enjoyed an evening of celebration with street food, games, entertainment and a mariachi band.

The Pineapple awards celebrate the urban life of places and seeks to recognise developments where people seek to live, work, and play. The 10 award categories for 2022 included Place of Year, Activation, Public Space, Community Engagement, Place in Progress, Creative Retrofit, Future Place, and International Future Place, and two new subcategories, Activation: Re-Store for the activation of retail spaces and Future Place: Public Realm for masterplanning projects focused primarily on the spaces between buildings.

All shortlisted projects for The Pineapples were presented to the judges in sessions that were streamed online from 23-27 May. The judges have the flexibility to award more than one Pineapple in each category, and this year 15 inspiring projects were presented with a Pineapple.

Murray thanked the judges and entrants for helping The Developer and the Festival of Place, “shine a light on what good looks like.”

“Awards programmes are particularly effective at promoting case studies and good practice. We’re grateful for your support in sharing and celebrating these stories of place. Congratulations to the winners, and all the shortlisted projects,” Murray said.

The Guildhall would like to thank everyone who supports and visits these areas. It is a great privilege to host you on site and we look forward to seeing you again!