1960s estate extension scoops NLA award for home improvements

An extension to a 1960’s estate in Gospel Oak, designed by architects Maccreanor Lavington, and a light-filled home in Bloomsbury designed by Stiff + Trevillion, were crowned as overall winners of New London Architecture’s fifth annual ‘Don’t Move, Improve!‘ awards last night.

Maccreanor Lavington’s Ravenswood, a timber-framed extension to an end-of-terrace house, was lauded for its “sympathetic interaction with the neighbouring vernacular styles”, and for setting the bar for improving London’s 1960’s estates.


MW Architects scooped second place for Cecilia Road, a refined copper, concrete and black-stained timber extension providing a home office and shower, and third place went to MUSTARD Architects, for RAW House in Peckham, which opened up a dark Victorian property to create a light-filled home.

The awards recognise London’s best and most innovative new home improvement projects. Winners were selected from a total of 44 shortlisted schemes, all of which are now on display in a free New London Architecture (NLA) exhibition at The Building Centre, WC1 until 12 February 2015.