Walthamstow Outset Centre

Walthamstow, London

Awarded : The London Borough of Waltham Forest ‘New Building of the Year Award 2002’

The project involved the refurbishment and extension of a disused factory building to create a centre for the development and support of local cultural industries among young people.


London Borough of Waltham Forest

£900k (2002)

Gross Area

Building Contract
JCT Intermediate Building Contract

Lead Consultant, Contract Administrator, Architect RIBA Work Stage 1 > 6

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The project was fund through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), SRB2 and the Arts Lottery Fund and accomodates community dance and performance space, an IT editing suite, a recording studio, cafe and business enterprise facilities. The brown field site was given new use through refurbishment and extension of an existing building to create a landmark community building, to act as a catalyst for future regeneration of the area. The local community were involved in the design process through public consultations which generated a sense of ownership and respect for the building.