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:
- To stimulate local interest in current conservation and development projects.
- To make a formal acknowledgement of those projects which make a positive contribution to amenity.
- 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 winners’ plaques or certificates of commendation. The Awards presentation in the early autumn of each year is a key event in the Society’s calendar.
No Awards were made in 2020 due to the pandemic, so the 2021 Awards covered two years. The design of the plaque was changed to reflect the Society’s new visual identity adopted at the beginning of the year. The new plaque is larger than the old one and made of vitreous enamel instead of brass.
Recent winners of Richmond Society plaques are presented below.
The Vineyard Life Church
Conversion of interior to provide modern facilities
for pre school and community services
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
The Great Pagoda
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
The Royal Star and Garter, Richmond Hill
Renovation and conversion to apartments
Collcutt Fountain on Richmond Hill
Richmond Adult Community College
New Queen Charlotte Hall and cafeteria
Isabella Plantation, Richmond Park
Disabled visitor reception and improved access paths
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