Wandsworth Design Awards announced

Graveney SchoolA new sixth form block at a secondary school in Tooting and a series of public works of art in Balham High Road have both been named as the winners of this year’s Wandsworth Design Awards.

The awards recognise and reward local buildings completed in the last two years which make a positive contribution to the local environment and set a good example to others.

They aim to raise the profile of design in the borough and encourage architects to improve the quality of the built environment.

This year 34 projects were nominated, and two awards made.

  • wandsworth public artGraveney School’s new sixth form block –an imaginative and contemporary design (pictured top).
  • Artworks in Balham High Road, including the colourful frieze attached to the wall under the railway bridge (pictured right).

The panel also agreed that the following eight projects be commended:

  • Abbott House, Nightingale Lane, Balham for its contribution to providing additional residential accommodation to the roof of the existing block of flats.
  • 18 Malbrook Road, Putney a well-considered contemporary extension to this residential property
  • 65 Medfield Street, Roehampton an elegant contemporary solution to extending this residential property.
  • St Paul’s Church Battersea, recognized for the high standard of restoration of this historic building.
  • 143 Lower Richmond Road, Putney a well-mannered restoration of this commercial property including shopfronts.
  • Banham HQ, Thornsett Road, Earlsfield. commended for its contemporary approach and significant improvement to the design of business development.
  • Tooting Triangle, Tooting Bec Common commended for the quality of restoring this popular play facility.
  • 37 Manville Road, Tooting commended for the landscape planting brightening up a front garden in this residential street.
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