Hammersmith Society's Environment Awards Announced

Dunnhumby Building in Shepherd's Bush Road is main winner

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The Hammersmith Society has announced the winners of its annual Environment Awards.

The main Award is for a larger scheme in the north of Hammersmith and Fulham borough, the Nancye Goulden is for a smaller project, the Jane Mercer award goes to a scheme showing excellent community consultation, and the Conservation Award speaks for itself.

Wooden Spoons, meanwhile are awarded to blots on the landscape!

The awards were presented by H&F Mayor, Cllr Mercy Umeh, Mayor, during at the society's AGM on Thursday June 9 the Dorsett Hotel on Shepherds Bush Green.

This year the Main Award went to the Dunnhumby Building at 184 Shepherds Bush Road.

The judges said:

A well-preserved industrial building, built in 1915-16, this has been given a new lease of life in its centennial year through a first-class refurbishment and an audacious extension by the creation of a vaulted glazed roof providing two additional storeys.

Developer: Precis. Architect: Roy Collado of Collado Collins Architects

Nancye Goulden Award: Bridget Joyce Square, White City Estate, W12

The judges said:

Optimization of an urban opportunity by introducing a landscaped space for people in place of cars. The paving over of Australia Road and the building of a landscaped planting area provides Sustainable Urban Drainage, a sump for excess rainwater and a large planted area with a snaking walkway.

Developer: London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham. Landscape Architects: Robert Bray Associates

Jane Mercer Award: 282-292 Goldhawk Road, W12

The judges said:

An unusually well crafted set of buildings that is an interesting re-interpretation of the semi-detached classical villa. Community representatives were involved in all stages including briefing, the selection of the architects and subsequent detail design development.

Developer: First Base. Architect: Pollard Thomas Edwards

Conservation Award: Barons Keep, A4 corner Gliddon Road, W14

The judges said:

A sensitively designed new roof extension to a 1920s’ mansion block.  The sweeping curving eaves of the new projecting roof complement the existing house style and create a crisp skyline enhancement.

Developer: Barons Keep Property Company (London) Ltd. Architect: Original design by John McAslan

Wooden Spoons:

Notting Hill Housing Trust development on the corner of Hammersmith Grove and Goldhawk Road, W6, although a building of some merit lacks empathy with the site surroundings, particularly the frontage and electricity sub-station onto Goldhawk Road.

Godolphin and Latymer School Sports Hall, Iffley Road, W6, for the choice of brickwork which is out of context with its surroundings.

Carpetright site, at the corner of Goldhawk Road/Askew Road, W12, for the choice of brickwork, also out of context with its surroundings.

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June 10, 2016