The Boilerhouse

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Application Type

Civic Trust Awards

Level of Award

Commendation

Region

South East

Local Authority Area

Runnymede

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.

Credits

Architect

Cartwright Pickard

Client

Royal Holloway University of London

Applicant

Cartwright Pickard

Project Manager

Mortimer Isaacs

Structural Engineer

Team4 Consulting

Quantity Surveyor

Arcadis

Lighting Consultant

Light Bureau

Main Contractor

ARJ

Services Engineer

Hilson Moran

Primary Use Class

Class A3 - Restaurants and Cafes