Annual Awards

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You may have noticed this brass plaque on buildings in the town. The Richmond Society has been awarding these since 1977, when our concern for quality and sensitivity in the conservation and development of Richmond led us to introduce the Annual Awards scheme. It has three objectives:

(1) To stimulate local interest in current conservation and development projects.

(2) To make a formal acknowledgement of those projects which make a positive contribution to amenity.

(3) To encourage the implementation of such projects in the future.

Each year we invite nominations from our members for schemes completed in the previous twelve months and our Committees carry out a final assessment of eligible projects for brass plaques or certificates of commendation. The Awards Presentation in the early autumn of each year has now become a key event in the Society’s calendar.

Amongst the Awards presented over recent years are:

2016

Annual Awards 2016: Restoration of the Collcutt Function on Richmond Hill.
Restoration of the Collcutt Function on Richmond Hill.

Annual Awards 2016: Gilded dragon detail from the restoration of the Colcutt Function on Richmond Hill
Collcutt Fountain: Gilded dragon.

2015

Annual Awards 2015: Richmond Adult Community College - new Queen Charlotte Hall and cafeteria
Richmond Adult Community College – new Queen Charlotte Hall and cafeteria.

Annual Awards 2015: Isabella Plantation, Richmond Park - disabled visitor reception and improved access paths
Isabella Plantation, Richmond Park – disabled visitor reception and improved access paths.

Annual Awards 2015: Richmond Riverside - new paving with improved lighting and seating
Richmond Riverside – new paving with improved lighting and seating.

2014

Annual Awards 2014: Water Lane, Richmond - new terrace houses
Water Lane, Richmond – new terrace houses.
The design takes careful architectural clues from neighbouring late nineteenth century commercial building resulting in a sensitive scheme which sits well in the townscape. It provides three residences of an affordable nature, thereby uniting the best of design, build quality and amenity.

2013

Annual Awards 2013 15 Montague Road, Richmond
15 Montague Road, Richmond:
New replica 19th century house
in place of post-war building.

2012

Annual Awards 2012 21-22 The Green, Richmond
21-22 The Green:
restoration of Georgian houses

Annual Awards 2012 St Paul’s Tercentenary Gates, ‘The Way’, in Richmond Park
St Paul’s Tercentenary Gates,
‘The Way’, in Richmond Park.

2011

Annual Awards 2013 Marianne North Gallery, Kew Gardens
Marianne North Gallery,
Kew Gardens:
Complete renovation.

2010

Annual Awards 2013 132 Richmond Hill, Richmond
132 Richmond Hill:
Restoration
of a derelict
17th Century House.

2009

Richmond Terrace Gardens
Richmond Terrace Gardens:
Landscaping,
and path repair & resurfacing