Sands End Arts & Community Centre, London – Projects
- Community & Public
- Mae Architects
- Hammersmith & Fulham Council
Sands End Arts & Community Centre seeks to provide a shared space for art exhibitions and community events. The centre features a café and space for a children’s day nursery.
The design was inspired by the 19th century glasshouses built by the distinguished horticulturalist James Veitch. Drawing on its horticultural heritage, and the clients aspiration for high sustainability, Elliott Wood worked closely with MAE architects to develop a full timber frame.
The Glulam columns and beams are augmented by the use of Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) wall and roof panels to provide a comprehensive visible structural solution.