The reconfiguration and upgrade of a three storey creative hub in Lambeth to provide high quality multi-purpose co-working space for local communities that are under-represented in the arts.

The Brief

Raw Materials’ plans, having secured funding from Arts Council England, maximise the use of the existing structure at low environmental cost. The reconfiguration of the ground floor includes a welcoming entrance, enhanced frontage and flexible workspace for staff and visitors. The existing under-utilised roof structure housing plant has been repurposed and a new timber frame makes the space usable, adding a fourth floor to the building.

The Design

Tisserin were appointed to design the new timber roof structure to provide studio and office space, and to improve the existing facilities within the building. Sustainability was key, with the retention of existing materials the priority, alongside the use of timber and other environmentally friendly materials.

A key aim of the project is to make the building more energy and environmentally efficient, including the replacement of the windows, improved daylighting, using photovoltaic panels and better acoustics.


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