Angie Bray MP presented the Awards at our 25th anniversary awards evening on 25 November. Architect Tom Jestico, who was one of the judges, talked about the 5 Award winning schemes and the qualities which made them special. He praised the high standard of all 8 shortlisted projects although sadly there was no exceptional building or landscape which the judges felt should win the 2014 Award. We were delighted to hear that the judging panel felt that there is clear evidence of an improvement in the general design quality of buildings being built in the Borough. This could be due to the architects or to a more enlightened attitude to design by planners, or a combination of both.
There were 4 highly commended projects: 25C Montpelier Road, 44 Mount Park Road, new buildings at Notting Hill and Ealing High School and William Hobbayne Community Gardens. Drayton Manor High School Arts Centre was commended. Full details of all the 2014 awards can be seen on our Awards pages. Angie Bray’s speech can be downloaded here.