THE BEST new buildings and design in the borough are to be recognised with an awards scheme and organisers are calling on readers to nominate their favourites.
It has been run by Ealing Civic Society since 1989 and is part of their work to promote new buildings and sensitive restorations which make the borough a better place to live.
The society's chairman Robert Gurd, said: "As well as protect the old we want to encourage the best of the new. We want to help people to be more aware of their surroundings. It’s about taking pride in the borough and having a bit of fun at the same time."
Nominated projects must have been completed in the past two years and have been in use for at least six months by September 30, the deadline for entries.
Commendations are up for grabs in three categories: design of a new building, landscape or playground and refurbishment of an existing building.
The winners of these will be in the running for the overall prize of a plaque to proudly display, highlighting the contribution they have made to the borough.
The judges - a panel of architects and planners - awarded the overall prize to Bluebell House in Waldemar Avenue, Ealing, last year for such a high quality design of a back land development.
The refurbishment of Greenford Hall was highly commended and Southall Manor House gardens was commended.
Prizes for this year’s awards will be presented at a ceremony on November 27.
Write to the hon secretary, Ealing Civic Society, 72 The Knoll, London, W13 8HY, call 020 8997 8824 or visit www.ealingcivicsociety.org to nominate a project or find out more.