THE public are being asked to nominate the borough's newest and best designed buildings as part of the 21st Ealing Civic Society awards.

Each year, the architects of uniquely refurbished, environmentally considerate and best designed buildings which help make a positive contribution towards Ealing, are rewarded at a ceremony held in November.

Winners receive a certificate and commemorative plaque and last year, the award ceremony was hosted by Stephen Sackur, current affairs presenter on BBC World News.

Davy Smith Architects of Morris House in Swainson Road, Acton, scooped the highly commended prize after converting a Morris Minor car parts' warehouse into an affordable housing block.

The Cloisters at St Benedict's school, Eaton Rise, which links three different levels and includes a multi-purpose hall, music and modern language department, a chapel, 14 new classrooms, a medical room and reception area received the commended prize.

Nominations can only be made for buildings in Ealing, work must have been completed during the two years preceding the year of the award, been in use for at least six months and be made with the consent of the owners of the project.

The nomination forms can be found by visiting and should be sent to the Honorary Secretary, Ealing Civic Society, 72 The Knoll, London, W13 8HY by the September 30 deadline.

For more information, call 020 8997 8824.