Redbridge Welcome Centre
by Peter Barber Architects

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Slideshow: London studio Peter Barber Architects has completed a centre for drug and alcohol rehabilitation in Ilford, northeast London.

Redbridge Welcome Centre by Peter Barber Architects

The four-storey Redbridge Welcome Centre takes the form of several irregularly stacked volumes, with an uppermost level that cantilevers out towards the road.

Redbridge Welcome Centre by Peter Barber Architects

As well as providing drop-in facilities on its lower levels, the building contains temporary accommodation for homeless people upstairs.

Redbridge Welcome Centre by Peter Barber Architects

Each of the ten en suite rooms faces a private garden that the building wraps around at the back.

Redbridge Welcome Centre by Peter Barber Architects

The architects designed a similar centre in south London a few years ago - take a look here.

Redbridge Welcome Centre by Peter Barber Architects

Photography is by Morley von Sternberg.

Redbridge Welcome Centre by Peter Barber Architects

Here's a few more details from Peter Barber Architects:


Redbridge Welcome Centre is a new community and homeless project housed in a spectacular state of the art building on a prominent site in Ilford.

Redbridge Welcome Centre by Peter Barber Architects

The Welcome Centre houses drug and alcohol units, training rooms and drop-in facilities in dramatic double height spaces at ground and 1st floor level.

Redbridge Welcome Centre by Peter Barber Architects

Light and airy residential accommodation is provided in 10 en-suite rooms at 2nd and 3rd floor.

Redbridge Welcome Centre by Peter Barber Architects

Spaces are flooded with light from fully glazed facades and all rooms have uninterrupted views into a secluded garden at the rear.

Redbridge Welcome Centre by Peter Barber Architects

The building is composed of a series of folded planes forming a continuous ribbon of structure from pavement entrance ramp to roof.

Redbridge Welcome Centre by Peter Barber Architects

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  • panulli

    The drawings look much nicer than the result.

  • Chris

    I'd say that simply omitting the circular windows would have improved the overall aesthetic. I can't think of a single building that manages to pull of round windows.

  • llama

    Fab! It's a great site on the street corner and great thing that the centre can have such a bold, extroverted neighbourhood presence. I might be wrong in saying this but I imagine at least historically a tendency to hide away these kinds of programmes and underplay their architecture. This is the scenario where good design really matters and no doubt it will make a huge difference to the residents using it. More more!