Crossrail Place has picked up a prestigious award at Mipim, the gathering of international developers at Cannes.

The Foster & Partners rail station and shopping complex picked up the award for Best Urban Regeneration Project.

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The seven-storey structure, which plunges deep below the waterline and is topped by the memorably lattice structure also houses a pocket park, where Canary Wharf workers can stroll and eat their sandwiches seemingly miles from the bustle of the malls.

Crossrail Place was the only London structure to get recognised as the awards and it was the botanical element that caught the eye of the judging panel which included Cushman & Wakefield chief John Forrester, RICS president Martin Bruhl and Moscow’s chief architect Sergey Kuznetsov.