Modern City Living, the Peabody Trust and First Base have all made the shortlist for Hackney Council’s design awards for 2008.

Twenty buildings and ‘designed spaces’ have been shortlisted for the bi-annual awards, which reward high quality design in the built environment.

The awards are split into five areas: large housing schemes; private residences, education and community schemes, public realm; and commercial/work/art schemes.

Modern City Living, headed by Jeffrey Adams, has been shortlisted for the large housing scheme category for its 151-apartments Queensbridge Quarter, designed by architect Levitt Bernstein Associates.

Also on the shortlist is First Base for Adelaide Wharf, designed Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, and the Peabody Trust is shortlisted for two schemes, Anthony house, designed by Fraser Brown MacKenna, and Murray Grove, designed by Waugh Thistleton.

In the commercial category council building 2 Hillman Street, designed by HawkinsBrown, Shortgrove Properties’ 85 Great Eastern Street, designed by Hut Architecture, the Ash Sakula-designed Hothouse for Freeform Arts Trust and Autograph ABP's and the Institute of International Visual Arts’ Rivington Place, designed by Adjaye Associates, have all made the shortlist.

Winners will be announced at a ceremony in February 2009.