Holbeck Urban Village crowned best neighbourhood

Holbeck Urban Village.
Holbeck Urban Village.
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Holbeck urban Village has been presented with ‘The Great Neighbourhood Award’ at the 2015 Urbanism Awards.

The urban village picked up the award for its success in creating and sustaining a neighbourhood of almost 400 businesses since 1999, beating competition in Plymouth and Dundee.

The award is one of five given out annually by The Academy of Urbanism to recognise the best, most enduring or most improved urban environments.

Other winners included Rotterdam, scooping European City of the Year and St Pancras Station winning Best Place award.

Stephen Gallagher, at the Academy, said: “This result is hopefully the start of a strong relationship whereby other neighbourhoods can learn from the work going on in Holbeck Urban Village.”