The Society’s Main Award went to The Treacle Factory, Goodwin Road (Guy Greenfield Architects). The Committee praised its successful linkage of old and new parts of the building and it contribution to the local streetscape.
The Nancye Goulden award for a smaller scheme went to the Council and London Community Foundation for improvements in Goldhawk Road W12 including removal of unsightly railings, tree planting and better pedestrian crossings, which the Committee felt considerably improved the urban environment and experience for both pedestrians and motorists.
The Society’s Conservation Award went to St Peter’s Church, St Peter’s Square W6 for its restored windows, a project recently completed to bring the building back to its original (1825) appearance.
The Society also awards its famous Wooden Spoon to those responsible for eyesores in the Borough. This year it went to developers St George for annexing by design the Riverside Walk into their Hammersmith Embankment Development. The railings are not as specified in the Council’s Streetsmart design guide and the historic character and appearance of the Riverside Wall has been damaged by ‘bright white’ stone cladding and vast open swath of paving slabs. The character and appearance of the wall has not been ‘sustained and enhanced’ as required by conservation area guidelines.