London South Bank University, Passmore Centre

Type: Refurbishment, Extension & Fit-out
Value: £2.8m
Duration: 40 weeks

Alteration, extension and refurbishment of The Thomas Passmore Library – now the Passmore Centre

This project involved the extensive alteration, extension and refurbishment of this unused Grade II listed building including demolition, and steel works. Designed to serve apprenticeship development and delivery in Southwark, works included the installation of a new lift, toilet facilities on all four floors along with M&E and PH services. A significant amount of future proof AV was also installed.

The lower ground floor has new windows, doors, glass partitions, an accessible shower room, bathroom, 3 training rooms, and other office spaces installed. On the ground floor, external works included new seating areas, security lighting, hard and soft landscaping, and access ramps. The team repointed the external façade and refurbished the windows. Along with a new reception, we installed a coffee shop with hovering lighting, and a folding wall between two large flexible spaces to suit the new function of the building.



On the first floor, we removed the existing library transforming it into a multifunctional event space, by restoring the original parquet flooring and installing an acoustic fabric wall with folding doors. In addition, we refurbished the 3 offices and 3 meeting rooms, and built out a steel and glass construction extension as a break out space for flexible meetings, along with installing 3 new rooflights and a tea point.

The second floor now has 2 new offices following demolition, steel work and refurbishments. Both the ITC project team and the client are pleased with the new lease of life given to this space!