Design award winners unveiled
Published: Thursday 23rd February 12
Tooting Library was one of eight winners to emerge from the 2011 Wandsworth Design Awards.
The award-winners were announced by Wandsworth Council after judges scoured the borough for the best building projects of the past two years.
Winners include Balham's Broomwood Hall School, where additional floor space in the roof of the grade II listed building was created following building work, and Our Lady of Pity and St Simon Stock RC Church, in Putney, which won an Access Award after work was done to create better access for people with disabilities.
Tooting Library stood out for having had a successful extension project and a high-quality refurbishment for library facilities.
The council's Design Award Scheme - the seventh of its kind since its inception in April 1999 - aims to give public recognition to recent local building projects which make a positive contribution to the environment and set a good example to other developments.
Nominations were invited from local amenity groups, businesses, architects, residents and people working in the borough who wanted to acknowledge schemes of high quality design and projects that improved access for people with disabilities.
A shortlist was judged by a panel made up of councillors, local architects and representatives from the Wandsworth Access Association and local amenity societies.
Along with the eight outright winners, nine schemes were awarded commendations.
Wandsworth's mayor, Councillor Jane Cooper, and the borough's planning committee chairman, Councillor Nick Cuff, will present certificates to those people involved with the winning projects at a special ceremony at Broomwood Hall School , in Nightingale Lane , on February 28.
Wandsworth Design Awards winners:
- Our Lady of Pity and St Simon Stock Church, Hazlewell Road , Putney - developed a new access scheme to meet the needs of people with disabilities visiting the church.
- 23 Mallinson Road , Battersea - a building project that involved a high standard of architectural detailing.
- 16 Cambalt Road , Putney - a contemporary design project that provided a well-mannered addition to the existing building.
- Broomwood Hall School, 68-74 Nightingale Lane , Balham - provided additional floor space in the roof of the school, which is a grade II listed building.
- Tooting Library, 75 Mitcham Road - a well-considered extension and high quality refurbishment for library facilities.
- Thomas's School, 28-40 Battersea High Street - a well-mannered building project on a grade II listed building.
- The Studio, Rear 12 Oakhill Road, Putney - a contemporary architectural solution within the East Putney Conservation Area.
- 26 Eversleigh Road , Battersea - a retro-fitting of a conservation area building to produce 80 per cent carbon reductions whilst maintaining its historic character and appearance. Winner of a sustainability award.
The following nine projects were commended:
- New entrance to Clapham Junction Station, Brighton Yard, St. John's Hill, Battersea.
- 102 Salcott Road , Battersea.
- 271 Trinity Road , Earlsfield.
- 445-447 Battersea Park Road , Battersea.
- 79 Ritherdon Road , Tooting.
- 29 Oberstein Road , Battersea.
- 1A Skelbrook Street , Earlsfield.
- St. Andrew's Church, 12 Beemans Row, Garratt Lane , Earlsfield.
- Energy Centre, Doddington Estate, Battersea.