Urban design and Masterplanning
Joint TCPA & Rowntree Trust New Settlement Competition 1991: Overall prize winner and 1st prize in Category for Design of 10,000 Person Settlement
A concept using the contemporary vision of a small town to inform the transformation of former asylums (often with listed buildings and landscapes) into communities or urban quarters. John Burrell’s groundbreaking and award-winning work on the reuse of institutional brownfield NHS land was published in 1987 with the aid of a RIBA Research Award as ‘The Psychiatric Hospital as a New Community’. It has had far-reaching influence on planning policy and John Burrell became a member of the Labour Party working group on urban design and planning.