LSBU’s Clarence Centre shortlisted for AJ Retrofit AwardLondon South Bank University's Clarence Centre for Enterprise and Innovation has been shortlisted in the Architects' Journal's Retrofit Awards
The awards celebrate the nation's best refurbishment projects, recognising the skill and expertise architects demonstrate in the life of our built environment.
After a record number of entries and fierce competition, the Clarence Centre made it into the final stage of the Higher Education over £5m category.
Having lain derelict for decades, the Grade II-listed Georgian buildings of St George's Circus in Southwark were reopened in September as the Clarence Centre, a home for the local business community. Located just minutes from Waterloo and London Bridge, the heritage building offers flexible office space where small businesses can benefit from networking and cross-pollination of ideas.
Designed by London-based architects Rivington Street Studio, the centre is a significant contribution to the regeneration of the Elephant and Castle. It received a Civic Trust commendation earlier this year recognising its contribution to the built environment and local community in Southwark.
The winners will be announced at an award ceremony on 17 September at The Brewery, London.