Wandsworth announces design awards

The winners of the 2017 Wandsworth Design Awards have been announced.

This year’s winners included new student accommodation, a school, a theatre, a pub and the restoration of a listed ice house.

The biennial awards, founded in 1999, reward high-quality designs that make a positive contribution to their local area. They also spotlight designs that creatively meet the needs of people with disabilities.

The top award, the Mayor’s Design Award was given to Chadwick Hall at the University of Roehampton. This provides student accommodation within the grounds of grade II* listed Downshire House. The project also saw the restoration of the garden and The Watchers, a grade II listed sculpture.

Other winners included the new St Mary’s School building in Battersea, Tara Arts Theatre and the Earlsfield Pub in Earlsfield, a residential extension at 47 Nightingale Lane and the restored grade II listed ice house at Burntwood School.

Five projects received commendations: St John Bosco College which was commended for thoughtfulness in design for people with disabilities, phase one of the Peabody Estate in St John’s Hill, contemporary designs in Hafer Road, Battersea and at Corten House, Putney and a new café at the Royal Hospital for Neuro Disability, Putney.

The Mayor of Wandsworth Leslie McDonnell said: “Congratulations to all the worthy winners of these awards. They are all fantastic examples of high-quality designs that really enrich our borough.”

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