Tuesday, 29 October 2013

GEORGIAN GROUP ARCHITECTURAL AWARDS 2013: WINNING AND COMMENDED SCHEMES

RESTORATION OF A GEORGIAN COUNTRY HOUSE

WINNER
Townhead, Slaidburn, Lancs
By and for Robert Staples

Early C18 stone house. Previously on buildings at risk register, acquired by present owners 2010, conservatively restored using traditional methods.

COMMENDED
Hadlow Tower, Tonbridge, Kent
Thomas Ford and Partners for The Vivat Trust

1832 by Walter Barton May as part of a now largely demolished country house. 185ft Gothic folly in brick with covering of Roman cement. On World Monuments Fund Watch List by 2003. Now restored and refaced, with lantern (removed after storm damage in 1987) rebuilt.

RESTORATION OF A GEORGIAN INTERIOR

WINNER
Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London
RHWL for The Really Useful Group Theatres

Restoration of Grand Saloon, The King’s and Prince’s Staircases and the Rotunda. Redecoration with advice from John Earl, Lisa Oestreicher and Edward Bulmer to match as closely as possible Benjamin Dean Wyatt’s original design. Installation of copy of Canova’s Three Graces in the Rotunda.

COMMENDED
Great Fulford, near Exeter, Devon
Ceiling by Geoffrey Preston for Francis Fulford

New decorated plaster ceiling for the C17 double cube Great Dining Room. The original ceiling collapsed C19 and the room was then abandoned until C20; in 1960 a temporary ceiling composed of acoustic tiles was installed to make the room habitable. The 1700 picture hang has also been largely reinstated.

RESTORATION OF A GEORGIAN BUILDING IN AN URBAN SETTING

WINNER
Mostyn House, 42 Vale Street, Denbigh
Milrick Ltd for John and Janis Franklin

1722 townhouse, restored in project initiated by Denbighshire County Council and part-funded by Townscape Heritage Initiative with HLF support. Main elevation fully returned to its original appearance, with removal of pebbledash and excrescences (later oriel window to first floor and bay windows to ground floor). Fa├žade limewashed. Internally, lost oak panelling and missing section of oak staircase re-created.

COMMENDED
116 High St, Boston, Lincolnshire
Anderson and Glenn for Heritage Lincolnshire

1728 merchant’s townhouse, later bank; by end of C20, gardens concreted over and house officially at risk and near to collapse. Compulsorily purchased by local authority and restored by building preservation trust supported by Architectural Heritage Fund and HLF. Envelope conserved and some lost features reinstated. Interior fitted out for office use and premises for small businesses built in grounds, giving a boost to a part of Boston cut off by a 1960s ring road.

COMMENDED
107 Great Mersey Street, Liverpool L5
Brock Carmichael for Rotunda Ltd

1820s house, the only Georgian building left in Kirkdale area of Liverpool, near docks. In atrocious condition and on buildings at risk register by 2003, Urgent Works Notice served in 2007. HLF-funded project to restore envelope and restore or replace internal fabric.


REUSE OF A GEORGIAN BUILDING

WINNER
St. Helen’s House, Derby
Brownhill Hayward Brown for Richard Blunt

1766 by Joseph Pickford, Grade I, one of the finest C18 townhouses to survive in a provincial city. Sold by the Strutt family to Derby School in the 1860s, in educational use till 2004, since when vacant and formally at risk. Bought by Richard Blunt in 2006, now restored and converted to office use, the recession having put paid to a planned hotel conversion.

COMMENDED
Norwood House, Beverley, East Riding
Elevation Design for The Brantingham Group (specialist advice from Patrick Baty)

1765, Grade I townhouse, acquired by local authority 1907 and used as a girls’ school until 1990s, then disused; deteriorated to the point where it was formally at risk. Arson in 2004 damaged the Rococo drawing room and the 1825 Grecian library. Subject to unsympathetic proposals but now sensitively restored and let in its entirety to a culinary school who use it in part as a restaurant.

COMMENDED
Stable block, Sulby Hall, Northants
JWA Architects for Mr and Mrs Sandercock

1790s, attributed to Soane. Sulby Hall was demolished in 1952 and the surviving stable block was subsequently in various uses including as a store for farm equipment and grain. By 2005 it was ruinous and roofless. Natural England initiated restoration as part of a management plan for the owners’ mixed farm and the stable block, fully restored, is now used as a stable yard for stallions in a national breeding programme.


RESTORATION OF A GEORGIAN GARDEN OR LANDSCAPE

WINNER
Repton pleasure grounds, Woburn, Beds
Woburn Abbey gardeners for The Duke of Bedford

Restoration, and re-creation where lost, of the Georgian pleasure gardens and garden buildings, including Holland’s Chinese dairy, Repton’s pagoda, temple, aviary and cone house and Wyatville’s Camellia House.

COMMENDED
Cow Pond, Windsor Great Park, Berkshire
Russ Canning for The Crown Estate

Part of the ten-year Royal Landscape Project to reinstate the lost historic landscapes of Windsor Great Park. Cow Pond, part of Wise’s 1712 plan for the Park and taking the form of a canal, was overgrown by 2008 and had regressed to swamp. Restoration included dredging and draining, construction of a Baroque footbridge and arbour and new planting.

COMMENDED
Sir James Tillie Mausoleum, Pentillie Castle, Saltash, Cornwall
Cliveden Conservation for Ted Coryton

1713, in ruinous condition and covered in vegetation when Pentillie bought by present owners in 2007. Fully restored following archaeological survey, damaged Tillie statue repaired, vault excavated.


NEW BUILDING IN THE CLASSICAL TRADITION

WINNER
Onslow Park, near Shrewsbury, Salop
Craig Hamilton for Mr and Mrs John Wingfield

Schinkelesque country house on established estate. Five-bay, the centre three bays slightly recessed with arched openings to ground floor, forming an arcade on the garden front. Rendered with stone dressing. Top-lit stair hall with gallery and spiral cantilevered staircase.

COMMENDED
Oval cricket ground, London SE11 (new forecourt pavilion)
Hugh Petter of Adam Architecture for Surrey County Cricket Club

Forecourt pavilion in brick with Bath stone dressing, replacing functional C20 banqueting suite. Central portico articulated with stone columns with bespoke Prince of Wales feather capitals and surmounted by stone urns.


GILES WORSLEY AWARD FOR A NEW BUILDING IN A GEORGIAN CONTEXT

WINNER
8B Aubrey Road, London W8
Craig Hamilton Architects for Mr and Mrs Andrew Deacon

New classical mews house replacing former mews in grounds of 25 Holland Park Avenue (1820s). Soanean echoes, especially in recessed arches and rectangular sculpture gallery. Public fa├žade composed of pediment and Diocletian window above full-width front door imitating typical mews garage door.

COMMENDED
A lodge for a country house in Gloucestershire
Craig Hamilton for a private client

Classical lodge in stone on cruciform plan, each axis terminating at either end in a broken pediment; deep block-modillion cornice.

COMMENDED
Trinity Church Terrace, Trinity Street, Borough, London SE1
By and for London Realty

Terrace of ten five-storey houses, forming infill development adjoining Trinity Church Square and designed to harmonise with existing context.


(See below for the full citations for each project)

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