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Golden Lane Community Centre

Golden Lane Community Centre Refurbishment

City of London | City of London Corporation | Completed

The Golden Lane Community Centre lies in the heart of the eponymous London housing estate built in the 1950s. It encapsulates the Modernist principles championed by Chamberlin, Powell and Bon, and has been recognised as a pioneer of Modern architecture, being awarded Grade II listed status.

Find more information on Golden Lane Community Centre here.

Most notable of these principles is the centre's monochrome palette accented with primary colours and the blurred boundaries between exterior and interior spaces facilitated by continuity of materials and the extensive use of glass fenestration.

Studio Partington was selected as Lead Designer through a limited bid in December 2015 and is developing proposals for refurbishing the centre balancing the restoration of the interior to the original design intention, improving the sustainability of the building and responding to the needs of the residents.

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Selected achievements/publications:
RICS, Community Benefit - Highly Commended
AJ Architecture Awards, Community & Faith Project - Finalist
Architects’ Journal

SP has transformed the run-down community centre into an attractive and workable building. The refurbishment has given us the opportunity to cater for a range of activities within a flexible space and allows for the services on offer to develop further.
— Chair of the Golden Lane residents group

© Photography by Tim Crocker & Quinn London