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Extension of services provision

Feasibility study for extension

To further extend the Children’s Centre services at the Archway Early Years Centre in Islington, a building designed by Kay Hartmann Architects, a team of professional consultants was asked to analyse the site of an adjacent building to extend the services provision.

Possible space programme
• Conservatory type space/outdoor space/urban ‘pocket’ garden/sunken arrangement
• Dance studios- tea dance and street dance
• Communal spaces (café)
• Exhibition space
• Studio spaces (music/art)- artist in residence
• Community café linked to outdoor space
• Teaching kitchen
• Educational Training zones
• Conference facility
• Flexible office/meeting/consultancy rooms (clinic)
• Key worker flats/studios

  • scope of workFeasibility study for extension of existing children’s centre
  • client London Borough of Islington
  • partner
  • working periodNovember 2009
  • site capacity800sqm
  • construction costsN/A
  • tags civic
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