Built circa 1890, the centre is located within the Mayville estate in Islington, London. Ranked in the top 10% most deprived areas in London, the centre provides a focal point for the local residents as a valuable community resource.
The building refurbishment focuses on providing more usable space of a much higher quality than previously, but doing this within the original building footprint to maximise the efficiency of the investment. At the same time, the original building fabric is improved in order to reduce the building’s energy consumption. The finished building is predicted to consume 90%-94% less energy than before the refurbishment.