Ealing Civic Society Annual Awards 2019
The 2019 awards were presented by Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles, former diplomat and President of the Society, at a ceremony at the University of West London on 23 October. The short-listed entries were judged by local architects Harbinder Birdi (who presented the short listed schemes at the ceremony), Anthony Ferguson and Ania Lill. 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)
2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the Award. This year the winner of the Award is:
Pitzhanger Manor, Mattock Lane, Ealing W5 5EQ. This Regency manor has undergone a superb 4 year restoration project led by Ealing Council in collaboration with Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery Trust, and funded by the National Heritage Lottery Fund, Arts Council England and other funding bodies. The architects were Jestico + Whiles with the support of heritage experts Julian Harrap Architects.
International Presbyterian Church, 53 Drayton Green, W13 0JE. A redevelopment of an existing church site, involving the demolition of the existing annex buildings and construction of a new meeting hall and linked ancillary buildings around the retained Grade II listed chapel. The architects were Piercy and Co. Highly commended.
Lammas Park Swale (access via Culmington Road, Elers Road, Northfields Avenue and Clovelly Road, Ealing W5), a water management project and wildflower meadow, and Ealing Orchards and Meadows project covering several green spaces. Landscape projects for Ealing Council. Commended.
Other shortlisted entries this year were: the Ark Byron Primary Academy W3 7JT, residential conversion at the Hoover Building UB6 8DW, and 60 Eaton Rise W5 2HA.