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.
Recent winners of Richmond Society Brass Plaques are presented below.
St Mary Magdalene Church
Renewal of the floor, and installation of modern facilities including a coffee point
The Bridge @ RHACC
Creation of flexible space in the building at the back of the former Magistrates’ Court for community and college use
The Temperate House, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew – Renovation.
The Great Pagoda
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
The Royal Star and Garter, Richmond Hill – Renovation and conversion to apartments.
Restoration of the Collcutt Function on Richmond Hill.
Collcutt Fountain: Gilded dragon.
Richmond Adult Community College – new Queen Charlotte Hall and cafeteria.
Isabella Plantation, Richmond Park – disabled visitor reception and improved access paths.
Richmond Riverside – new paving with improved lighting and seating.
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.
15 Montague Road, Richmond:
New replica 19th century house
in place of post-war building.
21-22 The Green:
restoration of Georgian houses
St Paul’s Tercentenary Gates,
‘The Way’, in Richmond Park.
Marianne North Gallery,
132 Richmond Hill:
of a derelict
17th Century House.
Richmond Terrace Gardens:
and path repair & resurfacing