Ealing Civic Society Annual Awards 2016
The 2016 awards were presented by Rupa Huq, MP for Ealing Central and Acton, at a ceremony in the Town Hall on 8 November. The short-listed entries were judged by local architects Franklyn Nevard, John Hummerston 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 2016 Award was not presented but one scheme was highly commended and four were commended.
William Perkin High School, Oldfield Lane North, Greenford, Middlesex UB6 8PR. Designed by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios , this new school opened fully in April 2014. The judges were impressed by the large 3-4 storey block, bold use of vertical space, the multi-functional hall, and timber clad stairs. Highly commended.
6 Gloucester Road, W5 4JB (basement extension) Designed by KSKa Architects, this is a large light filled multi-functional space leading on to the back garden. The judges considered it “a private gem hidden from the street”. Commended.
Charlotte’s W5 , The Old Stable Block, Dickens Yard, Longfield Avenue, Ealing, W5 2UQ Designed by Clinton Pritchard of MASS Designers, this new bar and restaurant makes exciting use of a heritage building. Commended.
Ealing Green Church, Ealing Green, W5 5QT This scheme involved the renovation and extension of a church designed in 1895 by Charles Jones. More community space has been provided, an inappropriate porch removed, new oak doors installed and the grounds in front have been newly landscaped. The architects were Potter and Holmes. Commended.
St Benedict’s School Sixth Form Centre, 54 Eaton Rise, London, W5 2ES A new rectangular block providing classrooms, a new library/group study area and art and craft rooms, facing a new courtyard. Designed by Van Heyningen and Haward Architects. Commended.
University of West London new campus, St Mary’s Road, W5 5RF An impressive £55 million pound project refurbishing and linking existing buildings and providing a new library, performance space, student facilities and large atrium. Designed by Bond Bryan Architects. Commended.
The other properties shortlisted for awards were Berrymede Infant School and 45 Queens Walk, W5.