Client: London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham
Programme: 41 weeks
Description: New Build
Design and build of a new Children’s and Community Centre in Fulham which incorporated a new kitchen, a children’s centre, two halls and an IT suite.
The super insulated structure with pre-cast concrete floors has solar PV panels, sedum green roof, and triple insulated polycarbonate roof-lights to aid passive ventilation and cooling and to provide natural daylight.
The Centre is located 50 metres from Parsons Green tube depot, so required close working with Transport for London when mobile cranes were required.
The Community was involved at all stages of the design by Hammersmith and Fulham Tenants and Residents Association, ensuring that all local stakeholders supported the project.
Training in plastering and painting was given to two local youths over several weeks during the building works as part of the CTI (Construction Training Initiative). A local artist painted a community inspired double storey mural on the front elevation and local children completed the mural from ground level.
Without affecting the district line, the building was completed on time and was officially opened by the local ward councillor.