Civic Trust Awards
Level of Award
Local Authority Area
Information about this scheme
The Boilerhouse for Royal Holloway, University of London, comprises a new café pavilion and event space carefully inserted into the courtyard of the original Boilerhouse complex serving the Grade I Listed Founders Building; as well as the refurbishment of the original stable block into a seating and servery area. The café pavilion and event space has been a huge success with students of the university, enhancing their experience of the existing complex whilst providing a new space for social and academic interaction. The pavilion is comprised of prefabricated off-site components including a flitched steel plate and glulam timber superstructure with a curving sculptural saddle-like copper roof lifting up and acknowledging the original Boilerhouse chimneys. The pavilion form provides a refined and robust response to its heritage context whilst creating dramatic open access into the courtyard. The superstructure, including stainless steel braced bays, has been complemented with a facade of glazing enabling the pavilion to sit lightly within the heritage context.
Royal Holloway University of London
Primary Use Class
Class A3 - Restaurants and Cafes