The film, which was commissioned by the Higher Education Quality Design Forum, explores the re-use of old buildings in higher education. The Clarence Centre for Enterprise and Innovation was until recently a Georgian pub connected to a number of disused terraced buildings.
Following years of lying derelict, LSBU- in association with architecture practice Rivington Street Studio- have redeveloped the site into a centre for entrepreneurs; many of them former LSBU students.
Comprised of office space, single desks for hire, a café and retail units, the centre is set
to become a hub for the community too- as well as boosting the local economy. Also featured in the film is LSBU's Student Centre, which opened in November 2012.
The Centre, which was renovated by HawkinsBrown, was previously a disused area underneath the University's Tower Block building, which was predominantly used as a loading bay. It now houses a host of services for students to make the most of, including a café, student employability services, the Students Union, and a bar. The design of the building has also been awarded with the Architects' Journal Retrofit Award for Higher Education.