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.

2024 Civic Trust Awards Special Award for Reuse and Adaptation
2024 Civic Trust Awards
2023 IStructE Awards
– Shortlisted
2023 AJ Architecture Awards – Shortlisted
2023 New London Architecture Awards
– Shortlisted
2023 Brick Awards
– Shortlisted
2023 Building Awards
– Shortlisted
2023 Concrete Society Awards
– Shortlisted
2023 WAF Awards – Highly Commended
2023 Government Property Award

The former Royal London Hospital buildings have been converted and extended to form a new Civic Centre, which now forms the headquarters of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. Eckersley O’Callaghan provided facade design review and performance specification services for the project.

The Georgian facade of the existing Grade II listed building has been restored, and incorporates 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 has been 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, UK

London Borough of Tower Hamlets