Ealing Civic Society Annual Awards 2017
The 2017 awards were presented by Steve Pound, MP for Ealing North, at a ceremony at the Haven Green Baptist Church on 9 November. The short-listed entries were judged by local architects Franklyn Nevard, Anthony Ferguson and Gavin Leonard. They assessed the 8 shortlisted schemes against 4 criteria:
- fitness for purpose
- contribution to the landscape/townscape
- other factors (energy efficiency, good pedestrian access, anti pollution measures and re-use of materials)
No scheme was considered exceptional so the 2017 Award was not presented but two schemes were highly commended and three were commended.
Acton Gardens, London W3 for Acton Gardens LLP. Designed by Stitch Studio, MaccreanorLavington and PCKO Architects. This is a major planning exercise in several phases, completely replacing 1,800 life expired properties in the old South Acton Estate with 2,500 new properties. Phases 3.1, 3.2 and 4 were judged.There are 10 more years to go. Highly commended.
Springhallow School, Compton Close, Cavendish Avenue W13 0JG for Ealing Council. Designed by Jestico+Whiles Architects. A doubling of space for a special needs school. Our judges loved the brilliant flexible space, the good use of the old site, and the educational gardens. Highly commended.
Madeley Road and Hanger Lane W5 houses for Genesis Housing Association by Living Architects. Attractive replacements for existing buildings blighted by planned road expansion of the North Circular. Historic Edwardian facades have been retained following consultation with local residents. Commended.
Alfresco Living, W5 by KSKa Architects. A light filled replacement for an unsuitable glass extension and the creation of a basement. Our judges liked the unification of the exterior and interior and the clever use of space and storage. Commended.
Other shortlisted entries this year were: St Nicholas Church, Perivale, Oak Wharf Court, London W7, St Mary’s House Church Gardens, London W5.