Ealing’s best buildings picked out

kska-44-Mount-Park-RdThe Ealing Civic Society 2014 awards have been announced, with five buildings, including homes and schools, picked out by the judges, but no winner selected.

No scheme was considered exceptional so the 2014 Award was not presented but four schemes were highly commended and one was commended.

Highly Commended

  • 25C Montpelier Road (Villa Caroisla) is a new 4 bedroomed house for an architect and his family designed by Nick Baker Architects. It is cleverly aligned on a backland sloping site so as to maximise privacy despite fully glazed living rooms.
  • 44 Mount Park Road (Magic Box) A total refurbishment by KSKa Architects of a large 2 storey house to provide additional living space and bedrooms. There is a striking light filled double height space at the rear with shutters and sliding doors – pictured top.
  • Notting Hill and Ealing High School extension, 2 Cleveland Road, A large 6 storey extension at the rear of a nineteenth century school building, comprising classrooms, a multi purpose hall, dance facilities and a dramatic atrium. It was designed by Ellis Williams Architects.
  • William Hobbayne Community Gardens, St Margaret’s Road, Hanwell, A former British Waterways site by the canal, this area has been transformed by a local allotments group and is owned by William Hobbayne Charity. They now grow vegetables, fruit and flowers, and keep bees on what was a former tip.


  • Drayton Manor School Arts Centre, Drayton Manor High School, Drayton Bridge Road, A new 4 storey building, linked to adjoining buildings and completing the enclosure of a courtyard, to provide classrooms for the arts and sciences. The architects were Tuffin Ferraby Taylor.

The awards were presented by Angie Bray, MP for Ealing Central and Acton, at a ceremony in the Town Hall. The short-listed entries were judged by local architects Tom Jestico, Franklyn Nevard and Anthony Ferguson.

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