An interesting event last week at which Mark along with MACE presented our project at the Paul Webley Wing, for the School of Oriental and African Studies. Guests heard how SOAS's requirements for a new student hub and teaching, study and academic spaces were accommodated within an iconic Grade II* listed building in the heart of the Bloomsbury Conservation Area, creating a modern and enlivened student-academic centre as a focal point for its centenary celebrations.
The project exemplifies how to breathe new life into heritage assets, working with Historic England to balance preservation with the need for adaptation, maximising the building's capacity for change to meet the University's requirements today and be tolerant to future patterns of study and research.
Presentations and Q&A provided insight into the journey from inception to occupation, shring the client, project team and student stories that have made the project a success.
Thanks to all at SOAS, MACE and the HEDQF for a great evening.
Read more about our work at SOAS here.