A new head office for the Mary Ward Centre, an adult education charity, workspace for their Legal Centre, a new multi-functioning performing arts theatre, café, and community spaces 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 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 solution offers significant savings in cost and programme, and 40% reduction in embodied carbon when compared to a demolition and new build approach.