Architecture award for St George’s Hanover Square
The 2011 Architectural Awards awarded by The Georgian Group recognises exemplary conservation and restoration projects in the United Kingdom and rewards those who have shown the vision and commitment to restore Georgian buildings and landscapes.
St George’s was the winner for the restoration of a Georgian Church. The citation reads:
Roof and plasterwork repairs, servicing and lighting renewal, restoration of reredos, cleaning of woodwork, reinstatement of original decorative scheme, restoration of clock faces, restoration of gallery pews with reinstatement where lost. This was an exceptionally sympathetic restoration on a Grade I listed building, built 1724 by John James (pupil of Sir Christopher Wren) undertaken by the Rector and Church Wardens of St Georges, Architect, Colin Kerr, of Molyneux Kerr Architects.
St George’s was closed from April to November 2010; the first complete re-wiring, re-lighting and re-decoration of the building since 1964. The project cost £1.4 million pounds, and was paid for by the generous support of the congregation, the PCC of the church, friends, supporters, charities’ and local businesses.
The Rector and Wardens wish to thank all who contributed towards the funding of the restoration, the Architect and whole building team who brought the project in on time and on budget.
The Awards ceremony was held at Christie’s, on Monday 31 October 2011 where Viscount Linley presented the awards.