Design for life

Residents are invited to nominate any development schemes, large or small, that took place in the borough in the previous two years for the Merton Design Awards 2002/2003.

Merton Council runs a Design Award Scheme every two years, to recognise high quality development schemes that have been completed within the London Borough of Merton. Residents are now being invited to nominate any schemes that took place in 2002 or 2003.

Nominated schemes could include new buildings, adaptations, restorations, extensions, landscaping schemes, or works carried out in a public street. Developments will be assessed from the point of view of public perception and so they need to be seen from the street or other public place.

A panel of judges will visit the nominated schemes later this year before picking a winner. The winning development will be awarded a metal plaque in a presentation ceremony.

Councillor Russell Makin, Cabinet Member for Transport and Planning, said: “We run the Design Award scheme to encourage well designed developments, and to give them public recognition. By doing this we hope to encourage an improvement in the overall standard of design of all development proposals in the Borough.

“I encourage residents to take a look at all the developments that have taken place in the last two years and nominate the ones they think deserve to win Merton’s Design Awards 2002/2003.”

To nominate a development scheme contact Phil Ryder on 020 8545 3074, or write to Phil Ryder, Plans and Projects Section, London borough of Merton, Merton Civic Centre, London Road, Morden, SM4 5DX by the end of April 2004.


Notes to Editors
The following developments have won the Design Award in previous years.
· 82 Arthur Road (2000/2001)
· Alterations to an existing house at 54a the Ridgway SW19 (1998/99)
· New Sports Hall building at Kings College School, Southside SW19 (1994/95)
· Extension of a Listed Building at 100 Wimbledon Hill Rd SW19 (1992/93)
· Restoration of the Listed Building at Mary Tate Almshouses at the Cricket Green Mitcham (1990/91).