Full House at This Year's Ealing Civic Society Awards
No project gains main award but several commended
Ealing Green Church receive their award from Rupa Huq MP
Ealing Town Hall recently hosted the 27th annual awards of Ealing’s Civic Society where examples of good design in the borough were celebrated and rewarded.
Eight separate building projects were shortlisted for the 2015/16 awards for excellent new design across Ealing borough. Architects and representatives were on hand from each of the projects. Rupa Huq MP gave out the certificates with a sub-panel from the Civic Society responsible for the judging.
Ms Huq, as MP for Ealing Central and Acton addressed the gathering on the subject of the fundamentals of good design with a contribution stressing the importance of conservation areas and civic societies. Robert Gurd, chairman of the Society presided over the evening and John Hummerston of the judges talked the gathering through the different designs.
At the end of the night no project reached the very high standard of the main award. William Perkin High School, a subsidiary of Twyford was Highly Commended. Five more new buildings and refurbishments were in the “commended category”: 6 Gloucester Road W5, a residential development of a “grand designs” style basement, Charlotte’s W5, a brand new branch of the Ealing Common restaurant in a former fire station in Ealing Broadway which doubles up as a modern hot-desking workspace, Ealing Green Church, St Benedict’s School Sixth Form Centre and the University of West London’s new campus at St Mary’s Road.
St Benedict’s School Sixth Form Centre was commended
Rupa Huq said “As a W5 dweller for 44 years It is was a pleasure to present the awards in recognition of good design within Ealing. I’m pleased to see so many designs which I’ve visited as an MP including Gloucester Road, which was part of the 2015 Open House weekend, St Benedict’s where I did the assembly last week and UWL where I used to work and did a guest lecture on Friday but has been the importance of striking am appropriate balance between preserving the past and creating new homes and facilities for the future are reflected in the choices here.”
December 1, 2016