Potters Fields

Architect:
DSDHA
Completed:
2008
Categories:
Retail, Commercial, New Build, London
Photography:
John Rich

This project consists of two kiosks. The first, which sits just to the South of the Greater London Assembly building houses the cleaning machine for the GLA building, and also incorporates a public lavatory, a cafe and an ATM machine. It also hides two extract fans for the GLA building. It is partly founded on the existing basement structure of that building, and partly on made groudn beside that basement. The second kiosk sits beside the abutments of Tower Bridge, and provides a further cafe to the newly developed Potters’ Fields landscape project. This cafe generates income for the Community Trust which enables Southwark to maintain the park. Both projects are constructed with a structural steel frame, and are clad with strips of timber. Those for the kiosk beside the GLA building have been charred to provide the timber preservative treatment.