Central Saint Martins, London Refurbishment, new build & installations
Client: University of the Arts, London & Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
A rolling programme of major external and internal works at Central Saint Martin's two principle campuses, Kings Cross and Byam Shaw. At Kings Cross proposals were developed in close collaboration with staff and students to make better use of several key spaces. This includes the Table Nest installations in the Street and a new Staff Club. The Table Nests are located in the main Street and offer a loose, more experimental use of the space which Featherstone Young refers to as the ‘baggy space’ concept, where designers create a light touch framework which enables others to fill the gaps, to garner ownership and create a place that can be used habitually. A detailed building analysis saw a complete overhaul of the Byam Shaw campus, which with new main stair, entrance and revitalized courtyard has increased capacity and resolved long running circulation issues.
BD Architect of the Year Award Special Commendation 2014
Blueprint Award Finalist 2014
FX Design Award Finalist 2014