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Brunswick Centre, Camden

About:

The Brunswick Centre is a pioneering medium-rise, high-density, inner-city neighbourhood, designed by Patrick Hodgkinson (with the help of a young David Levitt and David Bernstein). However, by the turn of the century it was severely run-down. We were invited to restore, repair and improve the Centre to help it become a thriving neighbourhood once again.

Our approach has been to complete and restore the original architectural vision for the Centre wherever possible, whilst making contemporary interventions. The central shopping street has been upgraded with a new anchor supermarket, enlarged retail units and extended shop fronts to provide more attractive spaces for retailers. The width of the vast concourse has been reduced by adding glass walkways, canopies and central seating, creating a more active and intimate streetscape.

For more details, read our Project Story.

Project Details:

The repair and restoration of a modernist icon, and the reanimation of an inner-London neighbourhood.

Client: Allied London Properties

Construction Value: £20m

Completion: 2006

Location: Camden

Awards:

  • Urbanism Awards 2018, the Great Place: Winner
  • Civic Trust Award 2008: Winner
  • RIBA Awards 2007: Shortlisted
  • Regeneration and Renewal Awards 2007: Best Heritage-led Project of the Year: Winner
  • The Lighting Journal Awards 2007, Lighting Design: Winner
  • LABC Awards 2007, Best Commercial Project: Finalist
  • British Council of Shopping Centres 2007: Gold Award

Image: Nick Wood