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Green light for CF Møller’s centre for adults with learning disabilities

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Lambeth Council has approved CF Møller Architects’ south London centre for adults with learning disabilities

The Danish practice, which has offices in east London, received planning permission for its Coburg Crescent scheme in Tulse Hill.

A three-storey building will house a day centre service as well as residential care accommodation and a community space.

The scheme will also feature therapy rooms, a café and a shop, while an existing shop will be redeveloped into accommodation for a resource centre worker.

CF Møller said the building’s form would be ‘articulated as a sheltering courtyard with an active, residential scale street frontage’.

A large sloping roof ‘embraces all the different parts and components of the building within one single volume’, according to the practice.

CF Møller London associate partner Rolf Nielsen said: ‘We are feeling proud of our contribution to making the world better and more dignified for people with learning disabilities.

‘We are particularly keen to ensure that the proposed service facilities move away from older institutional models. We understand it proves essential to provide the maximum flexibility for future service provision and integrate the service users as much as possible within the wider community.’

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Project data

Location Tulse Hill, Borough of Lambeth, London
Type of project Healthcare, Respite accommodation
Client Lambeth Council
Architect CF Møller Architects
Landscape architect Jamie Buchanan Landscape Architect
Planning consultant Dominic Lawson Bespoke Planning
Structural engineer Price & Myers
M&E consultant Desco
Quantity surveyor Airey Miller
Main contractor Farrans
Start on site date May 2018
Completion date Summer 2019
Gross internal floor area 3,150m²
Form of contract and/or procurement Design and Build
Visuals by CF Møller Architects

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