Temple in Kingsbury wins London Planning Award
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A temple in Kingsbury which was built by members of the Hindu community has won one of the city’s top planning accolades.
Shree Swaminarayan Mandir temple in Kingsbury Road, scooped the Best Community Lead Project category at the London Planning Awards.
The awards celebrate the outstanding contribution of planners to the capital’s urban regeneration.
They are organised by London First, in conjunction with the Mayor of London Boris Johnson, the Royal Town Planning Institute and London Councils.
The temple was officially opened by Mr Johnson in May last year.
Since then worshippers at the temple have taken part in a host of fundraising events in support of St Luke’s Hospice in Kenton.
So far they have raised more than £30,000 for the charity.
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Congratulating all 10 winners, inlcuding the temple, Mr Johnson said: “As our city continues to grow, the cranes are swinging into action on schemes both big and small and the variety of projects showcased through the London Planning Awards gives me great confidence that the capital has the vision and talent to be able to embrace our incredible population growth and remain the best big city on the world.”