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Buckley Gray Yeoman completes London homelessness centre

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Buckley Gray Yeoman has completed this refurbishment of a homeless centre in Victoria, South London 

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The project to upgrade and repair St Vincent’s centre has removed suspended ceilings, partition walls and plant that has built up over the years.

The facilities which are spread over three buildings on Carlisle Place include a homelessness centre that provides washing and showering facilities, a canteen, an NHS clinic and education spaces.

It also includes 16 flats for at-risk people and accommodation for the charity’s office’s and its community of Vincentian Nuns who helped to found the organisation.

Matt Yeoman, director of BuckleyGrayYeoman said: ‘What we wanted to do in design terms was take a non-institutional approach. Our concept was to draw on the work we do in the residential and hotel sector to provide more of a domestic feel. We completely reorganised the circulation through the building, relocated and expanded the entrance and gave the principal spaces a greater sense of identity.

‘This project has been about going beyond people’s expectations and providing a hard-wearing, dignified interior that would almost look better with time.’

The scheme has been shortlisted in the 2016 AJ Retrofit Awards.

The Passage by Buckley Gray Yeoman

The Passage by Buckley Gray Yeoman

Source: Dirk Lindner

Project data

Location Victoria, London
Type of project Homelessness resource centre/charity offices
Client The Passage
Architect BuckleyGrayYeoman
Main contractor ISG
Quantity surveyor Rider Levett Bucknall
Service engineer Norman Disney Young
Structural engineer Palmer Brooks
Completion date May 2016

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