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0786 - Highbury Roundhouse

 

The Highbury Roundhouse is a thriving community centre just north of Highbury Fields serving a large cross section of the community including the elderly, people with disabilities, and young people from different backgrounds and abilities. The centre runs group activities and workshops for all ages, from toddlers to adults.

This project is funded by fundraising and the Big Lottery Funding.

The area around the site slopes dramatically from east to west, which over time resulted in significant ground movement around the original community centre. The original building cracked beyond repair, and in 2009 the structure was deemed unsafe and had to be demolished.

The large hall will be framed by exposed glulam beams and the café, office, IT and early years areas, among others, will be framed in steel and timber joist floors. The superstructure works for this project, designed by Sarah Wigglesworth Architects, is due to start on site in October.

Client: Highbury RoundhouseArchitect: Sarah Wigglesworth Architects

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People:
Elise O'Donovan
Andy Heyne