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.
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.
Ravenor Primary School, Greenway Gardens, Greenford, UB6 9TT is a well sited expansion with high quality finishes, external landscaping and play facilities. It reflects well on Ealing Council and the architects, Seymour Harris Architecture. Highly commended.
St Mary’s Garden, St Mary’s Church, St Mary’s Rd, London W5 5RH Restoration and improvements to Baillie’s Walk and St Mary’s churchyard, designed by Forum Landscape Architects. An overground churchyard was cleared to create a landscaped garden, and pavings were improved, opening up views and creating usable external space with seating in front of the Polygon. Highly commended.
Walpole Park, Mattock Lane, London W5 A magnificent restoration of a Regency park, with ponds, fountains and good play areas for children, funded by Ealing Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund. The design was by J&L Gibbons Landscape Architects. Highly commended.
Christ the Saviour Church of England Primary School, Springbridge Road, New Broadway, London, W5 2XA A school expansion on a tight site which involved ingenious planning by architects Hawkins Brown. There are generous facilities, a large multi purpose hall, a roof top play space, high quality finishes and robust materials. Commended.
The Rickyard, Pitshanger Manor House and Gallery, Walpole Park, Mattock Lane, London W5 5EQ An elegant well detailed community resource building with slim green roof, black timbered cladding and good sustainability credentials. The architects were Jestico+Whiles. Commended.
The other properties shortlisted for awards were Helena House, Eaton Rise Ealing W5, Acton Leisure Centre Acton W3 and Acton Old Courthouses, Salisbury St W3.
25C Montpelier Road W5 2QT (Villa Caroisla) is a new 4 bedroomed house for an architect and his family designed by Nick Baker Architects. It is cleverly aligned on a backland sloping site so as to maximise privacy despite fully glazed living rooms. Highly commended.
44 Mount Park Road W5 2RU (Magic Box) A total refurbishment by KSKa Architects of a large 2 storey house to provide additional living space and bedrooms. There is a striking light filled double height space at the rear with shutters and sliding doors. Highly commended.
Notting Hill and Ealing High School extension, 2 Cleveland Road, W13 8AX A large 6 storey extension at the rear of a nineteenth century school building, comprising classrooms, a multi purpose hall, dance facilities and a dramatic atrium. It was designed by Ellis Williams Architects. Highly commended.
William Hobbayne Community Gardens, St Margaret’s Road, Hanwell, W7 A former British Waterways site by the canal, this area has been transformed by a local allotments group and is owned by William Hobbayne Charity. They now grow vegetables, fruit and flowers, and keep bees on what was a former tip. Highly commended.
Drayton Manor School Arts Centre, Drayton Manor High School, Drayton Bridge Road, W7 1EU A new 4 storey building, linked to adjoining buildings and completing the enclosure of a courtyard, to provide classrooms for the arts and sciences. The architects were Tuffin Ferraby Taylor. Commended.
The other properties shortlisted for awards were The Town House, The Broadway W5, New Holy Family School, Vale Lane W3, and Acton Old Courthouses, Salisbury St W3.
Dormers Wells School, Dormers Wells Lane, Southall, Middlesex, UB1 3HZ – Annual Award
The school was rebuilt as part of the Building Schools for the Future programme by Nicholas Hare Architects. It consists of 2 storey wings with courtyards between them. Natural materials are used throughout and the design is calm and uplifting. The judges felt that nothing had been left to chance and all details had been fully considered.
Hotel Xanadu, 26-42 Bond Street, W5 5AA – Highly commended
A new boutique hotel in central Ealing which was formerly a non-descript office block and has been transformed into a 46 bed hotel. The judges felt the rooms are a good size and the interior design is imaginative, quirky and distinctive.
Ealing Town Hall, Uxbridge Road, W5 2BY – Commended
The town hall is a Grade 2 listed Victorian building and has been extended at least twice in its history. The last repairs to the exterior had been carried out 25 years ago but were poorly executed, and the building was suffering from falling masonry. The judges were impressed with the quality of the recent repairs to the Kentish ragstone and Bath stone.
116 The Avenue, W13 6JX – Commended
A private house which had previously suffered from inappropriate alterations, now has a well executed extension designed by KSKa architects, featuring a sliding folding partition and a rooflight.
The Coach House, Edgehill Road, W13 8HW – Commended
This house, which was constructed in 1888, has been lovingly restored by the owners. The architect, John Hummerston, has ensured the retention of many features of the existing building. The belfry over the stables has been beautifully renovated.
Bluebell House, 38a Waldemar Avenue, W13 9PA – Annual Award
This new house on backland in Waldemar Avenue showed a very high standard of design and was a fine example of what can be done with difficult sites like this with narrow access. The design, by Burd Haward Architects, manages to overcome daylighting, overlooking and mature trees, resulting in a lovely family house, internally and externally.
Greenford Hall, Ruislip Road UB6 9QN – Highly commended
The refurbishment by the London Borough of Ealing Business Service Group was highly commended, having been undertaken with enthusiasm and commitment on a tight budget. This 1950s civic centre is now a splendid asset for the community.
Southall Manor House gardens, The Green, UB2 4BJ – Commended
Southall Manor House grounds restoration by Ealing Council Major Projects Team and Groundwork London had been lovingly carried out with adults and children in mind, resulting in a good integration of play equipment and mounded landscape.
22 Mount Pleasant Road, W5 – Highly commended
The architects, KSK Associates, had made sensitive changes to the frontage of this Edwardian semi detached, whilst creating a major rear extension which is light, contemporary, sustainable and allows good views of the garden.
Northala Fields Visitors’ Centre – Commended
The new visitors’ centre fits well into the environment of the park, providing a cafe, classroom and a base for Get Hooked on Fishing.
John Perryn Primary School, Long Drive, Acton W3 – Annual Award
Worn out 1930s buildings have been replaced by spaces for formal and informal teaching for 420 primary and 35 nursery children, plus a vulnerable children’s unit.
Notting Hill and Ealing High School’s Sixth Form Centre – Ealing Gazette People’s Prize
This former Westminster City Council’s children’s home has been converted into seminar rooms, a multi gym, common room, café and reception area.
Jubilee Gardens Health Centre and Library, Jubilee Gardens, Southall – Commended
A replacement for an existing clinic and library buildings in Southall.
Northolt Leisure Centre, Eastcote Lane North, Northolt – Commended
A replacement for the old Swimarama which closed in 2007.
Morris House, Swainson Road, Acton W3 – Highly Commended
An attractive development of flats and commercial units which retains the listed façade of an old Morris Minor parts depot.
St Benedict’s School, Eaton Rise, W5 – Commended
An imaginative infill to provide new classrooms and a multipurpose hall, enabling wheelchair access across the school site.
Northala Fields, Kensington Road, Northolt – Highly Commended
A dramatic new park which impressed because it makes innovative use of waste materials (from the demolition of the old Wembley Stadium and the construction of Westfield shopping centre) and because it was self-funded using waste disposal charges.
Northfields Library, Northfields Avenue – Commended
A remodelling of an existing library which provides a welcome addition to the streetscape, with a very effective and eye-catching front elevation providing good disabled access.
Cloister Road Surgery, Cloister Road Acton W5 – Highly Commended
A new doctors’ surgery designed for Ealing Primary Care Trust by Penoyre & Prasad LL. Good use of materials, lighting and external landscaping which creates a co-ordinated and welcoming mood.
‘The Street’ at Thames Valley University campus, St Mary’s Road, Ealing W5 – Commended
An interesting side extension to the main 1950s college building. Designed for Thames Valley University by Nick Evans Architects on a narrow site in the form of a street layout.
Horizons Centre, Cherington Road Hanwell W7 – Commended
A training and support centre for young people which was imaginatively converted from two derelict Victorian warehouses. Designed by Ealng Council Architects Department it won the London Project of the Year for Community Benefit in the 2008 RICS awards
Mount Carmel School, Little Ealing Lane, South Ealing W5 – (People’s Award telephone poll in Ealing Gazette)
Extensive contemporary additions to this Catholic school, which remains in keeping with the original 1960s buildings.
2 Castlebar Road, Ealing W5 – Commended
An innovative conversion and extension of a Victorian home formerly a doctor’s surgery which is sympathetic to the immediate conservation area. Designed by De Matos Storey Ryan.
Woodlands Park, Acton High Street Acton W3 – Commended
The attractive modernisation of a small public park hidden behind Acton High Street. The design by Richard Denney and Richard Pudney provides a sympathetic backdrop for the old icehouse, the only surviving building from the mansion demolished in 1903.
43 Mount Park Crescent, Ealing – Commended
The contemporary updating and extension of a large Victorian house in a conservation area. Designed by Wiliam Tozer Architecture & Design.
William Mudge Block, Twyford High School, Acton – (People’s Award telephone poll in Ealing Gazette)
A modern addition designed by NBT Partnership contrasting with the various periods of the other buildings of the Church of England school.
Oddfellows Hall, Fletcher Road, Acton W3 – Highly Commended
The inventive conversion of a small meeting hall into an attractive modern home designed by the owner Penny Croal together with Thomas de Cruz, Architects.
36 Cowper Road, Acton W3 – Commended
An innovative but sympathetic renovation of a Victorian terraced house designed by the owners Peter and Fleur Wadley.
Ravenor Primary School, Greenford – Commended
Designed by Ealing Schools Partnership and Seymour Harris Keppie & Kajima
Ealing Gateway, Uxbridge Road, Ealing W5 – (People’s Award telephone poll in Ealing Gazette.)
A restrained and relatively stylish new office block in the commercial corridor of central Ealing designed by HGB Design.
St. Mary’s Church, Ealing W5; interior restoration – Award
The sensitive and positive refurbishment of St. Mary’s Church interior designed for the Parochial Church Council by Thomas Ford and Partners.
Horsenden Hill Farm Environmental Play Area; and Brent Lodge Park Animal Centre Playground – Commended
These playgrounds were designed for the London Borough of Ealing by Anna Harrison, Parks and Countryside Service, LBE.
Notting Hill and Ealing High School West Wing, Ealing W13 – Commended
A sympathetic addition to the school, in keeping with the existing buildings. The wing which includes a concert hall, swimming pool and sixth form accommodation was designed for the Girls’ Day School Trust by Chris Benson.
Sikh Gurdwara Temple, Havelock Road, Southall – Commended
(e-award from Ealing Times Newspaper readers)
This temple, one of the largest outside the Indian subcontinent, was designed by The Architects Co-Partnership.
Farnell Place, Pierrepoint Road, Acton W3 – Commended
An unobtrusive back land development on the site of former garages designed for Michael Shanley Homes.
Christ the Saviour Hall, New Broadway, Ealing W5 – Commended
A strikingly modern addition designed by PCKO Architects to the Grade II listed C19 church, whose original architect was Sir George Gilbert Scott.
Himalaya Palace Cinema, Southall – Commended
A major restoration of a 1930s picture palace originally designed by architect George Coles. It had been used as a market hall and then suffered a serious fire
8 Castlebar Hill, Ealing W5 – (e-award from Ealing Times Newspaper readers)
Home of Mr and Mrs Bishop, the house has been sympathetically restored and extended by the architects, Associates.
Brooke Coombes House, 52 Mountfield Road, W5 – Award
A modern building designed by Burd Haward Marston Architects that manages to stand well in a conservation area where many of the other houses are a lot older.
St Andrew’s Church Centre, Mount Park Road, W5 – Commended
This scheme, designed by Nicholson GDA Architects, comprises a remodelled church and community centre with a two-storey building connecting the existing halls and church to a number of rooms used by both the church and local charities.
Willow Tree Primary School, Northolt – Award
A new school designed for the London Borough of Ealing by Unicorn Architects
Ealing Abbey (Cloisters), W5 – Award
A new extension to the original abbey by Sir William Whitfield & Partners comprising new cloisters and completion of the existing nave damaged by wartime bombing.
The Japanese Garden, Ellen Wilkinson Foundation School, W3 – Commended
A new garden design by the staff and students of the school.
Ealing Park Health Centre, South Ealing Road, W5 – Commended
Mill Hill Gardens landscaping, W3 – Commended
Neighbourhood Care Centre, former Featherstone Arms, Southall – Commended
North Acton tube station landscaping and access, Victoria Road, W3 – Commended
Marks & Spencer’s second floor extension, W5 – Commended
Elm Trees Surgery, Horsenden Lane North, Greenford
86 Ranelagh Road, W5 – Commended
St.Saviour’s School extension, The Grove, W5
West Acton Primary School, Noel Road, W3
Rectory Cottage, Church Road, W7
Windmill Park Community Centre, Southall – Commended
Glaxo multi-storey car park, Greenford
217-225 Acton High Street, W3
King Street pedestrianisation, W3
Tesco Hoover building, Perivale
Glaxo Atrium, Greenford
11a Montpelier Road, W5
Ealing Magistrates Court, W13
Acton Swimming Baths, W3
Burlington House, Ealing Common W5
Clock Gallery, St Mary’s Road, W5
St. Mark’s Court, Lower Boston Road, W7