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FACILITY MAKES RECYCLING TRACKS IN SOUTHWARK

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Up-and-coming practice The Facility has joined the embryonic container construction industry with this attempt to improve a community cycle track in Southwark, south London. The focus of the scheme is a series of recycled shipping containers. These will be converted into a new two-storey building housing a café, workshops, WCs, secure storage and viewing spaces. The building can be 'opened up' and will feature roofs and shutters which pivot on hydraulic gaskets, as well as moveable walls. The project will also incorporate photovoltaic cells and a reed-bed system to process waste water.

Fresh from winning the 'Light at the End of The Tunnel' competition to tranform neglected railway arches, the firm has teamed up with designers Part Four and the Burgess Park Cycle Track to deliver the not-for-profit Freedom Cycle and Skate Project. Architect Steve Fitzwilliam said: 'An important aspect of the project will be to encourage local schools, colleges and community groups to become part of the design team. Six workshops will seek to encourage young people to be involved in making changes to their own environments.' The team is currently making applications to the Arts Council and the Big Lottery Fund to help finance the project.

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