LSBU’s Clarence Centre shortlisted for AJ Retrofit Award
23 June 2014
The awards celebrate the nation's best refurbishment projects,
recognising the skill and expertise architects demonstrate in the life of our
After a record number of entries and fierce competition, the
Clarence Centre made it into the final stage of the Higher Education over £5m
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.