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0596 - Christ Church Spitalfields

Tower Hamlets

Award-winning new-build nursery and community centre, in the grounds of the Grade I listed Christ Church Spitalfields.

Key Features 

  • Single-storey timber frame superstructure, comprising 17m span portalised glulam frame, with CLT & timber joist roof
  • Founded on a reinforced concrete raft floating over original burial site, work was undertaken in collaboration with Museum of London Archaeology and English Heritag
  • Eaves overhang up to 5m from the timber-studded, brick clad external walls
  • Complex repair & reuse of existing drainage, damaged by historic ground movement from significant surrounding protected trees and burials

Awards: Shortlisted for the IStructE Award. 

Client: St. Lukes CofE SchoolArchitect: Scabal Architects

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Andy Heyne