Cancer Centre wins Hammersmith Award
But Hammersmith and Fulham Council is left holding Wooden Spoon
Hammersmith’s 'Oscars’ for architecture have been announced, and the new Maggie’s Centre at Charing Cross Hospital has swept the board.
The prizegiving was held at the London Corinthian Sailing Club in the Upper Mall on Wednesday, May 21.
Richard Rogers architect Will Wimshurst, who helped design the building, attended the ceremony and said: “It has been amazing to be involved with Maggie’s.
“It’s great to work on your own doorstep. We work all over the world, and it was really really nice to do something in your backyard.”
The Nancye Goulden Award, which is given for smaller schemes which have improved the local environment in some way either through a building or landscaping, was awarded to the office/design studio development in Alma Place off Harrow Road
This was described by the judges as a ‘delightful” conversion of a scrap metal garage into a gallery.
Hammersmith Society vice-chairman Tom Ryland urged members to visit this far flung corner of the borough, and said that the view from the gallery was similar to the scene from the famous Ealing comedy ‘The Ladykillers’.
A Conservation award, newly introduced this year was awarded to the newly renovated St Andrej Bobola Church in Greenside Road.
‘Wooden Spoons’ for bad buildings and landscaping schemes were awarded to:
Hammersmith and Fulham Councillor Lucy Ivimy won the dubious accolade of being the first person in the society’s 19 year history to turn up to accept a ‘Wooden Spoon’ award.
Councillor Ivimy said: “I am mortified to be standing here to accept a wooden spoon.