Architype's ambitious sustainable refurbishment brings back to life a derelict Victorian library in Southwark, transforming it into a contemporary creative media and community training centre with state of the art facilities that provide free courses for disadvantaged and unemployed young people. Working closely with Southwark Council, we developed a brief to reconfigure the historic structure into a new community facility, and an iconic sustainable scheme. Our design preserves the building's character, whilst incorporating a series of contemporary architectural extensions that offer the centre flexibility for their complex multi-use requirements. These include a new third floor pavilion (accommodating office space), new circulation core, a dramatic full height atrium and a curved timber clad pod - The Wrapper.
56 Southwark Bridge Road
LONDON SE1 0AS
London Borough of Southwark and Leonard Cheshire Disability Charity
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