Saturday 13 May 2023

Double Success for Social Enterprise Lexi Cinema at Brent Council Design Awards 2023


The Lexi thanks the community for its support for the funding of a second screen


The winners of the Brent Council Design Awards 2023 were announced on Thursday and the Lexi Cinema in Kensal Rise came out with two awards The People's Choice, voted on my local residents, and Culture and Heritage decided by the panel chaired by Cllr Shama Tatler,  Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Planning and Growth that included 'a mix of industry experts and local community representatives.'

Brent Council said:

The awards were created to celebrate high-quality design in the borough, rewarding the most inspiring buildings and spaces that have a positive impact in the community and enrich the lives of residents.

The Lexi Cinema, the only social enterprise cinema in London, had expanded its premises to include a second screen with accessible space for wheelchair users.

Almost 30 projects were shortlisted and the winners were announced at a special ceremony in Brent Civic Centre on Thursday 11 May.

The winners were:

Mixed-Use Development, Grand Union. Alperton

New Residential - Unity Place, South Kilburn

New Small Project - Lonsdale Road, Queens Park

Culture and Heritage - Lexi Cinema, Kensal Rise
Public Realm and Landscape - Wembley, Ealing Road & Neasden Town Centres Public Art Programme

Highly commended

  • Mixed-use Development - Moberly Sports Centre, Kensal Rise and Ferrum, Wembley Park
  • New Small Project - Periscope House, Queens Park
  • Culture and Heritage - Harrow Road, Kensal Green and The Granville, South Kilburn
  • Public Realm and Landscape - Samovar Space, Wembley Park


Anonymous said...

Agree with the Lexi, however the rest are ugly cheap and nasty boxes that are always championed by Towerblock Tatler who is totally out of touch with Brent residents, but then being part of a family immersed in the PRS it is not really surprising.

Anonymous said...

Someone likes unity place kilburn and the alperton development? Clearly the brent councillors who approved these developments gave them awards to cover their bums. So when people say they hate it, they can claim they are award winning

David Walton said...

New South Kilburn 45 ha current masterplan of 30,000 people plus car-free housed and then double the zones vehicle roads as its infrastructure- is not a likely 'design' award winner anywhere on plant earth.