Located in Lewisham, south east London, the Old Laban Hub is aimed at the wider creative community and encourages creative expertise and commercial crossover.
Our brief was to convert a redundant late 19th century church located on the edge of the Goldsmiths College campus as the shell for the hub.
The task was complicated by an internal three storey concrete frame and floors, inherited from the Laban Dance School that had previously occupied the building. This structure, with some demolition, was incorporated into the
organisation of the proposals providing theatre space, meeting and seminar rooms, café and 39 cellular offices.
An earlier project for Lifschutz Davidson, this derelict but structurally sound existing concrete framed building represented an ideal opportunity to regenerate the existing run down area for the Client and local authority. Working within the parameters of the existing concrete frame, we designed a complete new cladding systems using sympathetic Crittal windows and developed the internal layouts to take a flexible series of office spaces for local businesses.
Burnt Oak Library
In 2005 we were invited by the London Borough of Barnet to develop proposals to regenerate an existing library into a 'walk-in' community centre with Library.
Completed in 2011, a design and build project with Kier London to provide a new entrance and elevation to an existing library in North London.