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Construction work is well under way for the new Goldsmiths Centre in central London, and as part of our detailed design-development work associate Chris Bills visited a working quarry yesterday to check the exact stone spec was right for the building!
The project was conceived by The Goldsmiths’ Company
for the Goldsmiths Centre Charity and represents a very significant project for the practice and for the Client. The primary function of the Centre is to provide post-graduate education, business start-up studio space, business skills tuition and support for young goldsmiths, plus craft skills training to pre-apprentice silversmiths close to Hatton Garden, the traditional home of the trade in London.
The quarry near Huddersfield which will supply the stone for the new Goldsmiths Centre.
The development comprises a new building – predominantly clad in limestone with panels of corten steel – and an adapted Grade Listed II Victorian School. The two distinct elements are linked by a glazed atrium. As well as the core educational facilities, the centre provides commercial workshop space, a large exhibition area, seminar space, a cafe and offices. The use of high quality, durable materials which will compliment the existing building is crucial; this is why visiting the quarry itself was so important to us.
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