Facade design review services for the conversion of the former Royal London Hospital buildings into the new headquarters of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.
The former Royal London Hospital buildings are being converted and extended to form a new Civic Centre, which will be the headquarters of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. Eckersley O’Callaghan is providing facade design review and performance specification services for the project.
The Georgian facade of the existing Grade II listed building will be restored, and will incorporate a new full-height glazed shopfront, with an integrated sliding door.
The new six-storey extension building consolidates several council offices into one location, providing a contemporary working environment for 2470 staff. It will be constructed in solid stud walling, with brick slip rain screens, hand-laid brick piers, precast lintels and punched windows. Between the two buildings, a linking structure comprises of a full-height, stick-system curtain wall. A continuous skylight connects the three structures.
London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Forbes Massie Studio