East Ham civic campus
The project comprised the redevelopment of East Ham civic campus, including the refurbishment of a number of Grade II-listed Edwardian buildings.
The plan also included the construction of a new three-storey 4,000m2 building to house a customer services centre and library. The building also holds a central energy centre that serves the larger buildings on the campus.
Currie & Brown’s role included providing programme, project and cost management services. This included overall strategic masterplanning for the campus and wider neighbourhood to maximise the council's assets and facilitate their most effective re-use for the community.
We worked closely with the client, the architect and contractor to ensure buildability of the innovative design for the new library and customer service facility within the constraints of a development in a historic campus and the requirements of external stakeholders, such as Historic England and the local planning authority. Our commitment to working in partnership with the contractor allowed us to provide early advice and solutions to issues before they became problematic on site.
The buildings that were being refurbished required close teamwork to ensure the client’s requirements were met, which was challenging because the final occupancy was not always known. It was also critical to maintain operations in the campus and in some of the buildings, which required considerable liaison with various stakeholder departments.