Brady Mallalieu Architects
Ivy Hall Community Centre
Crouch Hill, London
23 new social rented homes and a 1,000 sq.m community centre have been developed on a site re-using an existing car park. The proposals were developed through an intensive process of community consultation and workshops facilitated by Brady Mallalieu Architects.
The community centre includes a central lobby space that creates a focus for all of the activities taking place within the building. A range of facilities are provided from offices, tenant spaces, a children’s playspace, community roof garden and multi-purpose hall. It is designed with hard wearing materials to ensure it is robust and adaptable. Concrete slabs are exposed to increase thermal mass and lower energy costs. Perforated timber panels soften the feel of each space and control noise. The centre shares a communal heating plant with the adjoining flats and is designed to achieve a BREEAM Excellent environmental rating. The new flats are all dual aspect and are designed with corner windows to living spaces and deep balconies to make the most of the the mature trees surrounding the site. The proposals are under construction and due for completion at the end of 2016.
Client: Islington Council