|Hammersmith Society's Environment Awards Announced|
Three of W6's most distinctive buildings among this year's winners
The Hammersmith Society's annual Environment Awards have been announced, with three of Hammersmith's most distinctive buildings among the winners.
The society’s 12 strong panel scrutinised 13 local developments across three categories before announcing the results at the society's AGM held on June 11.
The Nancye Goulden Award, presented to smaller schemes, went to 21 Banim Street in Brackenbury Village. The three-story development of three flats, three houses and office space was described as a "charming and sensitive scheme".
Work to open up Hammersmith’s Hammersmith and City Line station was also praised. The redevelopment opened up the centre arches to allow passengers to move through much easier. The redesign earned London Underground the society’s Conservation Award.
A Special Award was also introduced this year to cover a category not normally considered. Normally all nominations have to be able to be seen from the street, but judges were so impressed by the refurbishment of the Hammersmith Apollo’s Art Deco interior that it was also honoured.
Judges said of the Dorsett Hotel which was designed by architects Flanagan Lawrence: " It is rather a triumph and the committee agreed that Shepherds Bush would be the poorer without it. A distinctive element of the original was its amazing barrel-like roof which has been replaced in glass and louvres."
They described modern houses in Waldo Road in Shepherd's Bush, designed and developed by Alfred Munkenbeck, as an "exciting find". It is three modern houses built to a very high and green specification which backs onto railway lines.
At the AGM, Tom Ryland was appointed Hammersmith Society chairman, replacing Rosemary Pettit after three years.
Looking back, Rosemary said: " It’s been interesting, instructive, stretching and enjoyable.
"It’s gone into good hands. Tom is experienced in planning and development and I’m confident he will carry on bringing the Hammersmith Society forward."
June 26, 2015