A new home for the Mary Ward Centre, an adult education charity, providing a new multi-functioning performing arts theatre, café, community spaces and offices in East London.
We have worked closely with our client and design team to redevelop and revitalise their new site, facilitating the relocation from their existing premises. The new site was a derelict 1970s concrete framed office building, approximately 60% too small to cater for Mary Ward’s needs.
Our investigations justified the reuse of part of the three and four-storey frame and foundations, with only minimal strengthening works required for the addition of two storeys on top of the existing building. This option not only provides cost and programme savings, but significantly reduces the embodied carbon of the project when compared to a demolition and new build solution.