|Hammersmith and Fulham Environment Awards Announced|
Praise for borough's best buildings and wooden spoon for riverside developer
Hammersmith and Fulham's annual Enviroment Awards have been announced at The Hammersmith Society's Annual General Meeting.
Introducing the awards, Society Vice-Chairman Tom Ryland noted the fact that there had been fewer major new buildings to choose from this year because of the recession.
The Society’s Main Award went to The Treacle Factory, Goodwin Road, W12, which was designed by Guy Greenfield Architects. The Committee praised its successful linkage of old and new parts of the building and its contribution to the local streetscape.
The Nancye Goulden award for a smaller scheme went to Hammersmith and Fulham 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.
Councillor Nick Botterill, Hammersmith & Fulham’s Council’s deputy leader and cabinet member for environment accepted the award and said: " A lot of thought and effort went into making the improvements on Goldhawk Road, and followed much consultation with local residents and community groups.
" We are incredibly pleased that the Hammersmith Society agrees there is a marked improvement to the road and we hope that similar schemes across the borough will also be as well received."
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 disregarding planning conditions on its development Fulham Reach on Hammersmith Embankment, including exceeding the size of its marketing suite and neglecting to undertake archaeological investigations, and its works to the riverside walkway – especially the railings by the river - which do not take account of the agreed design protocols.
May 24, 2012