East Street Market Library

We Made That
Education, Community + Faith, New Build, Refurbishment, Historic / Heritage Structures, London
Collection of WeMadeThat

As part of the London Borough of Southwark and the GLA’s wider What Walworth Wants programme, engineersHRW have collaborated with architects We Made That to deliver a new extension and refurbishment to the existing 1960s library building.

The refurbishment is designed to increase usage, provide a flexible public space and introduce new uses to the library such as community group meetings or local businesses. The colourfully clad extension is distinctive on the high street and provides a new lease of life for this valued community asset.

The project was delivered on a very tight budget with a four-month programme. It has been featured in various architectural journals such as the AJ and Dezeen.