Clarence Centre commended at New London AwardsLSBU's Clarence Centre for Enterprise and Innovation has been commended in the The New London Awards
The New London Awards recognise the very best in architecture, planning and development in the capital, giving recognition to the impact projects have on their surroundings and their contribution to London as well as to their architectural quality. The transformation to the Grade II-listed buildings at St George's Circus in Southwark was commended under the Conservation and Retrofit category of the New London Awards.
Having lain derelict for decades, the building was reopened last September as the Clarence Centre, a home for the local business community. Its aim was to create an entrepreneurial melting pot where businesses, start-up and established, can benefit from networking and cross-pollination of ideas.
Designed by architects Rivington Street Studio, the terraces combine both formal office and retail with public space and informal working areas. The building was a significant contribution to the regeneration of the Elephant and Castle
and proposed projects across all sectors of the built environment were eligible
for the New London Awards and were judged by an eminent international jury. The
jury was looking for schemes – both built and unbuilt – of the highest design
quality that demonstrate a positive impact on their surroundings and make a
wider contribution to life in the city.
The Clarence Centre was one of 19 winning schemes which will now be featured in the NLA galleries alongside all shortlisted schemes at the NLA's The Building Centre, Store Street WC1E, and in a special publication.
Learn more about the Clarence Centre here