Dec 3 2012 By Michael Russell
Bluebell House by architects Burd Haward, in Waldemar Avenue, Ealing
THE borough’s best designed buildings have been recognised at the Ealing Civic Society’s annual awards.
Bluebell House by architects Burd Haward, in Waldemar Avenue, Ealing, took the top award.
Society chairman Robert Gurd, said: "The judges thought the 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."
Greenford Hall’s refurbishment by London Borough of Ealing Service Group, in Greenford Broadway, was highly commended. And a commendation was given to the restoration of Southall Manor House’s grounds by Ealing Major Projects Team, in the Green.
Dr Gurd said: “Greenford Hall’s refurbishment had been undertaken with enthusiasm and commitment on a tight budget and the Southall Manor House grounds restoration had been lovingly carried out with adults and children in mind."
The short-listed entries were judged by local architects Franklyn Nevard and Tom Jestico and landscape architect Mark Szutenberg.
The winners were presented with their awards on Tuesday at a ceremony in Ealing Town Hall, hosted by renowned television and film director Tony Palmer.
The competition is part of the society’s work improving the borough in areas of planning, transport and the environment.
Dr Gurd said he was impressed by the level of entries, and announced the formal launch of the society’s Local Gems website.
The new site, developed by University College London, shows on one map all the listed buildings in the borough – both nationally and locally – as well as those which have been nominated by local interest groups for possible inclusion in the local list from next year.
Visit www.ealingcivicsociety.org to find out more about the society and access the Local Gems map.