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RetroFirst: Architect behind 1970s college calls for retrofit over demolition


Karen Redhead’s comment that Hammersmith College buildings have not stood the test of time does not reflect the reality of an extremely robust structure clad in low-maintenance engineering bricks including paving, which have withstood very well years of neglect. As a building 40 years in age its adaptable layout would lend itself well to an upgrade to enhance its environmental performance. As to the excess of space, it is unsurprising that applicants’ role has fallen in the light of uncertainty regarding the accommodation and the starvation by central government of funds to the F.E. education sector, however there are signs that this may be about to change.

Posted date

20 January, 2020

Posted time

1:12 pm