Built right on Crossrail's doorstep is this unique community garden building. It is somewhat remarkable in this day and age that a community garden established on the last remaining undeveloped bombsite in the West End not only continues to exist, but has been granted an additional 30 year lease. Orsman Construction were proud to be selected to build this exciting and challenging project. The garden opened in Spring 2017 and continues to evolve.
In its use of high quality sustainable and easily maintained materials, the building showcases and reflects the ecology of the garden. A highly insulated SIPS construction is clad inside and out in a combination of simple fleton bricks, Portland stone panels and timber cladding. The roof of the building incorporates an extensive growing medium and will itself become an integral part of the garden.
An award winner at the Camden Design Awards 2017
Highly Commended at the NLA Architecture Awards 2018 for the ‘Culture & Community’ prize
Photography by Richard Chivers