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Annual Awards 2017

Annual Awards 2017 logo. The Richmond Society’s Annual Awards for 2017 were presented on Thursday 21st September by our patron, Baroness van Dedem.  This was the 40th anniversary of the first Richmond Society awards in 1977.

Paul Martin, Chief Executive London Boroughs of Richmond and Wandsworth was the guest of honour.

This year’s brass plaque was given for for the renovation and conversion to apartments of the Star and Garter.

Brass Plaque Award – Star & Garter:
Renovation and conversion to apartments

Annual Awards 2017: Star and Garter, Richmond.

London Square
Mark Lopeman
Mark Smith
PDP London
Simon Gazzard
London Square

Commendation – The Tap Tavern:
Transformation of the street façades

Annual Awards 2017: The Tap Tavern, Richmond.

Mr Sat Ghuman
Rosendale Design
Dale Atkinson
Thompsons Ltd
Joseph Thompson

Commendation – The Ivy Café:
Transformation of restaurant premises

Annual Awards 2017: The Ivy Café, Richmond.

Pegasus Group
Michael Spurgeon
Pump House Designs
Steve Fasey
We Make It Happen Design & Build
Lucy Potter
Laura Sadler
Alyssa Kirton

Commendation – Richmond War Memorial:
Cleaning and restoration

Annual Awards 2017: Richmond War Memorial.

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
Michael Pike
Stonewest Ltd
Carl Nicholas
Toby Moore
Terry Watts

Commendation – Holbrook House:
Renovation of Garden

Annual Awards 2017: Holbrook House, Richmond.

Holbrook House Ltd
Robert Leigh
Robin Hart Design
Robin Hart


With many thanks to Helen Taylor for the photos.


Annual Awards 2016

Annual Awards 2016 logo.
The Richmond Society’s Annual Awards for 2016 were presented on Thursday 22nd September by our new patron, Baroness van Dedem, with Richmond’s Mayor, Councillor David Linnette, as the guest of honour.

This year’s brass plaque was given for the restoration of the Collcutt fountain at the top of Richmond Hill by the entrance to Richmond Park.

Collcutt Fountain restoration

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

Borough of Richmond upon Thames
David Sharp,
Head of Construction & Maintenance

Consulting Architect
Donald Insall Associates
John Dangerfield, Associate Director

Paul Cleghorn Public Lighting Ltd
Paul Cleghorn, Proprietor

Grant giver
Borough of Richmond upon Thames
Civic Pride Fund
Councillor Pam Fleming
Richmond Civic Trust –
London Community Foundation
Sam Smallcombe, Programme & Monitoring Manager

Major funder
London Square
Mark Smith,
Development & Technical Director

The Richmond Society
Nicky Wood, Chair,
Landscaping & Riverside Committee

Awards were also given for the restoration of Dunstable House and of the Clerestory Windows in the Parish Church.

Restoration of Dunstable House on Sheen Road

Annual Awards 2016: Restoration of Dunstable House on Sheen Road.

Bencameron Ltd

M R Partnership Ltd
Christopher Watts, Director & Consultant Architect

Jaspar Management Ltd
Anish Patel


Restoration of the Clerestory Windows
in the Parish Church of St Mary Magdalene

Annual Awards 2016: Restoration of the Clerestory Windows in the Parish Church of St Mary Magdalene

Richmond Team Ministry
The Reverend Wilma Roest

Peter Bowyer, Parish Architect

Richard Murphy

Original Stained Glass & Glazing Company
Tyrone Russell

Honorable Mentions

The Richmond Society also commended the following developments:

  • The new Travelodge at 9 Paradise Road
  • Gail’s Bakery in Lichfield Court
  • Maintenance and enhancement of the Terrace Gardens


Annual Awards 2014

On Thursday 25th September we were pleased to present our 2014 Annual Awards to the people behind the best developments in Richmond over the past year.  After a tribute from our patron Bamber Gascoigne to his fellow patron the late Richard Attenborough, Charles Pineles reviewed many of the changes that have taken place in Richmond over the last year.

14 Water LaneAwards were presented by Bamber Gascoigne and the Mayor, Councillor Jane Boulton, who are pictured here with our chairman Ian Bruce and the winners of this year’s brass plaque award: Sam Hanna with representatives from 3W Architecture and Affleck Property Services. The winning development was the three new houses in Water Lane, Richmond.


Brass Plaque Award

Richmond Society Award Plaque
Water Lane 1The winning development was three cottages in a difficult infill site on Water Lane.
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.



Whole Foods1-5 Lower George St
(Whole Foods Building)

Replacement of 1960s System build, concrete, Woolworths building with high grade brick and reconstructed stone four storey building comprising shops with offices over.

Mary Magdalene windows 003Parish Church of St Mary Magdalene
Cleaning down to bare metal of 19th century wrought iron metal window frames and replacement of opaque glass with clear but multi faceted glass yielding a particular warm and dappled effect to the interior with much improved illumination of the church in general.

St MatthiasSt Matthias Church
Reinstatement of West porch details worn away over past 100 years, in Bath stone. Addition of two highly decorative and contemporary sculptures and restoration of much worn out stonework.

7 Old Palace Lane7 Old Palace Lane
Cleaning white paint from front façade, re-pointing brickwork, reduction in hard-standing of front parking area to open basement to light and ventilation and installation of wrought iron railings at rear thus returning the entire terrace, of which the house made a significant, part to its homogeneity.

4 Spring Terrace4 Spring Terrace
Modern infill, set back to side of 1830s front façade. Design and build quality being of the highest order. Sensitive use of material and bonding matching proportions of original building.



Previous years’ winners can be seen on our Awards page.