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.
Awards 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
The 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.
1-5 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.
Parish 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 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 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 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.