Client: London Borough of Redbridge
Project Status: Built
The London Borough of Redbridge (L.B.R) is in the process of re-configuring its Children’s Services provision. The Albert Road, Children’s Resource Centre, is one of the four new centres set up within the Borough to consolidate and facilitate these services.
Supported by Sure Start Funding this £1.0 million project comprises the re-use and refurbishment of an existing Family Centre, built in 1982, and a 400m2 extension building. The individualistic identity of the existing building defines the basic design parameters of the extension block. However, the large open plan office space required calls for an update of the existing cellular block characteristic.
Simultaneously the project brief has been to detail a building to conform with L.B.R’s sustainable design codes and controlled budget.
The proposed scheme has utilized passive ventilation and top light for the new office area and improved upon basic insulation values by some 200%.
Scheduled to commence on site in the summer of 2007 the project has a 36 week programme. L.B.R Framework contractor, Geoffrey Osborne Ltd, have worked in tandem with NBA to bring this project in on budget.
Mechanical and electrical engineer
Natural ventilation units
Main office area