Hampstead Synagogue runner up in building awards

THE HAMPSTEAD Synagogue was named as runner up in the Building Conservation category at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Awards last night. Built in the 1890s, the synagogue in West Hampstead was of huge importance to the largest Jewish commun

THE HAMPSTEAD Synagogue was named as runner up in the Building Conservation category at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Awards last night.

Built in the 1890s, the synagogue in West Hampstead was of huge importance to the largest Jewish community in London and still attracts nearly a thousand worshippers on high Holy days.

Stephen Levant of Heritage Architecture has transformed the historic building, which is the only synagogue of its era to achieve Grade II-listed status.

The project lost out at the awards, held in St Paul's Cathedral, to the restoration of the Monument by Julian Harrap Architects.